My.SUPA. Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about My.SUPA
Question:(Last edited: Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 3:09 PM)
Account : How do I get a SUPA account?
A My.SUPA account can be automatically issued if you are a member of staff or PhD student in Physics or a related area and have a university email address from a SUPA partner
Use the quick self-service form to request a SUPA account if you are a PhD student or a member of staff in a department of physics and/or astronomy at Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Strathclyde or UWS universities.
Quick self-service My.SUPA account setup for staff and PhD students
For other account requests please use the form below.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 10 September 2009, 1:47 PM)
Auditing. What does auditor mean?
To audit: to attend a course or class without intending to take any examination.
In cases where a student would like to attend a course but would prefer not to complete the coursework, it is possible to register as an auditor.
It is important to note that you will NOT receive Hours Equivalent Credit for courses which you audit.
To register as an auditor of a course, click on the Enrolment link and select 'Auditing student' from the dropdown before clicking on the 'Enrol' button.
It is important to register as an auditor (as opposed to just turning up) so that you can access the course materials and receive the course messages (e.g., lecture cancellations). Also, if you don't register, we can't guarantee that your local VC room will be booked for you.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 10 September 2009, 2:52 PM)
Courses. How do I find a course area?
There are three ways to find a course area:
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 13 November 2008, 1:04 PM)
Editing my course
How do I change or edit the text in my course?
Staff can refer to the notes in the SUPA Teaching Staff area or the .
This includes some a leaflet on things you can do with My.SUPA, and also some instructions to help you to upload a file.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 10 September 2009, 2:31 PM)
Enrolment. How do I enrol on a SUPA course?
To enrol on a SUPA course, first go to the My.SUPA area for the course. (How do I find a course area?)
If the course is open for self-enrolment, there will be an enrolment link in the administration block on the left hand side of the page.
When you click on the link, you will be taken to the enrolment page. You will be asked to decide whether you are joining the course as a student or as an auditor. (More information about auditing courses)
If this is the first time you have enrolled in a SUPA course this year, you will also be asked to consent to being recorded in lectures. If you do not consent to be recorded, leave the consent box unchecked. (More information about recording)
Finally, click on the 'Enrol' button at the bottom of the page to enrol on the course.
If you are enrolled on a course, your name will appear in the list of participants and the name of the course will appear in the 'My courses or areas' blocks. This block can be found on the top right of the front page of My.SUPA and on the left hand side of every internal page. Note that it only shows you your courses when you're logged in.
If you change your mind about a course, or wish to swap from student to auditor or vice versa, unenrol from the course and start again.
If you change your mind about recording consent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 7 August 2008, 3:52 PM)
Login: How can I get a My.SUPA login?
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 13 November 2008, 1:14 PM)
Maths: Can I type in LaTeX?
In most parts of My.SUPA, including discussion forums, you can type in LaTeX and the expression will be rendered as an image in html pages and emails.
Example: Type the following without the spaces between the dollar signs:
More help is available on using LaTeX notation
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 24 January 2019, 2:59 PM)
Non-SUPA courses: How do I apply for credit for non-SUPA courses?
You will find guidance on the procedures for obtaining credit for non-SUPA courses in the Student Handbook as well as https://www.supa.ac.uk/Graduate_School/Attendance_Assessment_SUPA_Courses.php.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 13 November 2008, 1:15 PM)
Notes. Where can I find the notes for my course?
When you are logged into My.SUPA, your courses will be listed in a box on the right hand side of the first page of My.SUPA. If you can see a list of course categories instead of your courses, log in.
Your courses are those for which you are currently registered. If this list is incorrect or incomplete, contact 'courses' at SUPA Central (www.supa.ac.uk/Contact_SUPA).
Look at the relevant week or view the resources list.
Materials are only available to students once the lecturer has released them from their master files list.