Remote Learning 

September 2020 -21

What you need ...

Remote Learning For Facilitators

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, there may be a requirement to close the college at short notice. BDC will not take this decision lightly and will ensure that full consultation with relevant external stakeholders, including Public Health England is taken to agree that full college closure is the best course of action.

In order to not impede student learning or progress, BDC needs to provide remote learning opportunities for  all cohorts and implement suitable arrangements that support distance and blended learning opportunities.  This document sets out clear guidance to staff that will help organise and arrange an online learning framework that will allow and support remote learning opportunities.


In the event of a college closure, all BDC staff will be expected to continue working from home remotely to provide both online learning resources and to provide guidance and feedback to learners to support continued learning.

Educators will be responsible for managing and monitoring learning via their Google Classroom and Etracker.

This will be monitored by CTL’s/CM’s and Heads of Department and they will ensure that:

· All  remote learning is planned and  facilitated 

· All remote learning is monitored and managed via Google Classroom

· Support & feedback is clearly provided via Google classroom


What you will need as a facilitator to deliver remotely online

  • Access to the internet 

  • Use of a device (smart phone / tablet / Chromebook / laptop / desktop 

  • Login details

  • Access to Google Classroom 


Remote Desktop

How do I get Remote Desktop set up?

This will be an issue for IT. Contact help desk or Andrew Keegan.

Why isn't my webcam working?

It is most likely that you are using remote desktop. You can't use your webcam whilst using remote desktop so make you are not on remote desktop whilst on video call.
If there are documents you wish to show to your learners that you need to access via remote desktop, we recommend transferring those files to your One Drive.


Google Classroom

My learners cannot see their classrooms?

This is because they are signed into their personal Google account. They need to make sure they are signed in with their college email which is

Microsoft Teams

Why can't my learners log into Microsoft Teams?

Students do not have a Microsoft account and therefore they can't use Microsoft Teams.
We recommend using Google Meet for video calls because all students AND staff have Google accounts with the college.

Resource Links 

Staff Infopoint                   -

Google Classroom          -

Blended Learning Consortium  - 

Century Tech (English and Maths)  -

Etracker  -

Staff Remote Learning Guide  

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Learner Remote Learning Guide  

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