Centre for Lifelong LearningSummer Programme Online

Keeping you connected to learning and each other this summer

Booking is now closed for Summer online classes 2020. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with 2021 programme launch dates.



During the COVID-19 outbreak the Centre is bringing learning opportunities to you at home.  With the help of our expert tutors, we have developed over 60 online classes to help keep you busy during July and August.  Learn from the comfort and safety of your home.  Choose from a variety of subjects including;

  • Languages – from Italian, Spanish, Catalan, German, French to Russian
  • Creative Art – from Beginners Drawing to IPad Art
  • Health and Wellbeing – including ‘Moving from Chaos to Calm'
  • Music and Singing - in collaboration with Cappella Nova Outreach
  • More new classes for 2020 – including Online Chinese Cookery

Public Programme online classes have been designed to recreate as near to a face to face teaching situation as possible and are intended as online versions of our popular campus-based classes which take place at a designated time slot each week.  They are delivered live via Zoom and draw upon additional resources accessed through MyCLL . 

The full range of classes can be viewed and booked online by visiting our online catalogue (MyCLL).

Try something new or develop an interest whilst keeping connected with your learning and each other this summer.

 

'I was surprised how 'real' it felt. I was at home and locked down but it felt like I had been out for a while and the lift lasted all day'. CLL Online Student. 

FAQs

We understand some students may be unsure about learning online or have lots of questions about whether it is right for them. To address this, we have put together some typical queries and answers below:

Not very, you will need access to a computer, tablet or smartphone. A desktop or laptop PC or Mac with a built in webcam is ideal as it will allow you to see all your fellow students at the one time (you may also wish to use a set of headphones/earbuds). If you are using a mobile device (e.g. tablet or phone) you will need to download the Zoom app first. Zoom is the platform we are using to deliver these classes. If you are using a phone you will only be able to see one person at a time. It is easy to navigate and use. We are finding that many people are using it to communicate with friends and family and for a host of other reasons – you may even have already have used it.

Please note: you do NOT need to sign up to a Zoom account, the University has invested in this as the means of online delivery and as such is the owner of the access to Zoom. Access to the Zoom lessons will be automatic. If you plan on using a tablet or phone for the classes, you need only download the free Zoom app.

Yes! A Zoom tutorial will be made available to those who have booked onto a class. There will also be 'drop-in' sessions where you can test your home equipment is working before the class starts. More details of these sessions for the Summer Programme will be provided in due course.

Given that we realise this will be new to a lot of our students, if you are unable to get up and running with Zoom, we will refund your fee in full.

Teaching will be ‘live’ and classes will be offered at a set day and time each week, just like in CLL. You login at the designated class time and you will see your fellow students and your tutor on screen.

Feedback from tutors suggests that our usual 2 hour class format is too long for online delivery so we have shortened the majority of classes to 1.5 hours (with a short comfort break) and some others to one hour at a time. The details of the length of each class will be available via MyCLL.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a CLL class without this! The classes are designed to be fully interactive and you can ask questions of the tutor and they of you – just like you are all in the same room. You can even put up your virtual hand!

We intend to keep numbers small, but the number of places available in each class will vary based on the nature of the class. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If the class is full, please ensure that you sign up for email alerts on that class and we will contact you if and when further places or additional sessions become available.

Tutors may wish to post pre-class reading materials, extra resources and weblinks for you to enjoy. Details of this will be explained in emailed instructions sent once we know the class will run.

You can book online as usual through MyCLL.

If your preferred class is full, please join the waiting list and we will contact you if a place becomes available.

Booking and payment must be made online via MyCLL using a credit or a debit card (we cannot take telephone bookings or accept cash or cheques under current working conditions). You will be able to use any existing credit from previously cancelled classes towards the class fee. 

If you already have a MyCLL account and have forgotten your login details, note that if you do know your username you can reset your password yourself by following the links on the login page.  If you have fogotten your username please contact us for advice instead of creating another account. We will respond as soon as possible.

The CLL Team are currently working from their respective homes and we have a rota system in operation to answer calls. The number to dial is 0141 548 2116 but please be aware that we are unable to handle our usual call volume as there is only one person staffing that line at any one time. Please also note that we cannot accept telephone reservations for classes while staff are off-campus.

Our preference is for you to email any questions to learn-cll@strath.ac.uk. One of the team will get back to you as quickly as possible.