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NST Part IA Biology of Cells information for supervisors

Information for Supervisors

 

1. Registration

Please let Roz McKenzie (rm305@cam.ac.uk) have your full name and your @cam email address for inclusion on the list of supervisors for Part IA Biology of Cells. This will allow:

  • you to be registered on CamTools for Part IA Biology of Cells (see below)
  • you to be registered in CamTools for the Part IA Biology of Cells Supervisors’ Site (see below)
  • the Course Organiser to pass on any relevant information about the course to you directly

2. Resources

The following describes the electronic resources that will available to you after registration:

2.1 CamTools for students

CamTools provides the following resources for students:

  • A single access point to learning resources provided by registered courses
  • Secure access from Departmental, College and home computers
  • Email notification when resources are added during the year
  • Email notification of announcements relating to the course
  • File space for storage of files

Supervisors can also register for access to CamTools as described below and will be able to access all the information available to students

2.2 CamTools for Supervisors

A Biology of Cells Supervisors community has been created in CamTools which will provide access to:

  • Email notification from the Course Organiserof announcements relating to the course
  • Solutions to past practical examination papers. These solutions are intended to provide guidance for supervisors and should not be given to students.
  • Management Committee minutes
  • Examiners reports

Information about the structure of the examination and assessment criteria can be found on this web site.

3. Using CamTools for Biology of Cells

After registration and receipt of a confirmation email from CamTools, you will be able to access CamTools . The system is pretty self-explanatory, but here is a step-by-step guide.

Access

  • Go to the CamTools web site.
  • Click on the Raven Login button and enter your User-id and Password
  • Click on the tab for BiolCells : NSTIA 13_14

The menu on the left hand side of the page allows you access to:

  • Course announcements
  • Course syllabus
  • Course materials

By clicking on the link at the top right hand side of the page you can Logout from CamTools.

Student learning resources (on BiolCells NST IA 13_14)

The menu on the left hand side of the page allows you access to:

  • Selected lecture material: additional material such as Powerpoint presentations provided by lecturers
  • Selected practical material
  • Past examination papers
  • Consultative Committee: minutes of meetings
  • Questionnaires: analysis of student questionnaires

Resources for Supervisors (on BoC Supervisors)

The menu on the left hand side of the page allows you access to:

  • Course announcements for supervisors
  • Course materials that are not for general circulation (e.g. answers to problem sets, solutions to numerical questions etc.)

4. Other Resources

Copies of other previous examination papers may be consulted in the libraries in the Departments of Plant Sciences, Genetics, Biochemistry and Zoology.

Solutions to numerical questions from the previous year's practical paper can be obtained by supervisors from the Librarians in the Departments of Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Sciences or Zoology. These solutions are intended to provide guidance for supervisors and should not be given to students.

5. Course Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the structure and content of the course which should be sent to the Course Coordinator (Dr Christine Farr Department of Genetics, iacells@mole.bio.cam.ac.uk),