Solstice Active Learning is a technology from Mersive, that allows users to control content sharing within an Active learning studio.
The software can be used to control, share content, and engage with students either locally on their own pod or to the entire room seamlessly and all wirelessly. The application allows drag-and-drop content sharing between pods and can also be used as an instant messaging system which can broadcast information to each pod.
If you would like to know more about Solstice at Ulster, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locations of Solstice Active Learning
At present, Solstice Active Learning is available in 4 studios in Block BD Belfast Campus.
Digital Services will be upgrading the Active Learning studio in Block MU Magee in 2022.
Check the AV/Media Service web page, to find a list of rooms with Solstice Active Learning installed.
Academics wishing to use Active Learning studios, should enrol on a Digital Services Active Learning Facilitator training available through our events page or by contacting DigitalSkills@ulster.ac.uk. This short session aims to increase confidence in use of the technology in an active learning environment and participants will be added to the Facilitator group.
Once added to the group, Facilitators will receive an email invitation and must carry out the following steps before they can use the Active Learning App to conduct active learning sessions within the studio:
- Receive an email invitation to create an account.
- Download the Solstice Active Learning app.
Mersive Solstice Active Learning Guide with information on:
- Downloading the Solstice Active Learning App
- Initiating an Active Learning Session within an Active Learning Studio
- Routing video in the Active Learning Session
- Broadcasting Messages to All Displays
- Video Guide ‘How to conduct a Solstice Active Learning session’
Please refer to the CHERP Active Learning Toolkit
How to obtain help
How to contact the Service Desk
You can also Live Chat with a Service Desk team member. When a team member is available you will see a button on the bottom right of this screen. If the button is not visible, you can still contact us via the methods above.
Service Desk Hours
Semester 1 and 2
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm
All other times except extended closure
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Extended Closure - Easter and Christmas Holidays
There are no costs associated with utilising Solstice.
Any Ulster University Staff connected through Eduroam who have:
- Completed the Active Learning Facilitator training
- Created a Solstice Active Learning account
- Downloaded the Active Learning App
ICT Customer Services