College laptops are keeping home-working students online

Published: May 14, 2020

Telford College has stepped in to provide vital IT support to students who are unable to access technology or the internet while studying at home.

It has taken delivery of 20 new laptops and internet dongles, which are now being delivered to students identified as being most in need of support.

Simon Badley, Telford College’s curriculum support team leader, said: “These laptops allow students to access their full college desktop, and all the relevant software they need for their studies.

“We are supplying them with unlimited data internet dongles, so students can connect to the college’s library of electronic resources, and their email.

Telford College | Laptops and dongles

Telford College | Laptops and dongles

“Safeguarding software has been installed on the machines by our IT team, to ensure that students can only use the equipment to access college-specific resources.”

The laptops and dongles have been financed through a college fund which is set aside to provide support for disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Telford College has been using a range of online resources to keep in touch with its home-working students since lockdown, including Moodle, Discord, Teams, and many more.

A guide to online learning resources has been created for the college website, and can be found HERE.

Telford College | Telford College’s desktop support engineers Toby Adshead and Jon Greenway preparing the laptops for dispatch

Telford College | Telford College’s desktop support engineers Toby Adshead and Jon Greenway preparing the laptops for dispatch