This induction week is for all students new to our online courses, our 'virtual learning environment' or VLE.  It is not assessed and you will not gain credits from studying it.  But it is strongly recommended that you do.  We cover study study skills for those who have not been in higher education recently; the way that Moodle and our customization of Moodle (the VLE we use) works;  how to use it to best advantage in your studies;  how we assess you include our use of competencies and case studies for those of you who are acquiring practical skills as well as knowledge; the importance of collaboration and other key values to our educattionall methods and indeed to the existential approach as a whole.