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Online study

Online Study

As we prepare for the resumption of face-to-face classes for as many classes as possible in February 2022, one of the legacies of the pandemic has been the investment and development of engaging online and blended learning. Students now have options in the way they can take classes:

FACE TO FACE CLASSES

Attending classes in person is important, not only for your learning experience, but also for our sense of community and your mental health.  We are planning to bring back as many face to face classes as possible, from 7 February 2022.  

 There will be COVID-safe measures in place – more information about these will be released early 2022.

BLENDED LEARNING

The introduction of ‘Blended-Synchronous’ classes takes the ICMS learning experience to a new level of flexibility. Blended-Synchronous classes give online students the freedom to join a live class from anywhere in the world and feel like they are present in the class.

These modern and interactive classes go beyond a Zoom experience, with each class session and learning activity being offered in-person and online simultaneously, meaning you can decide how you want to participate. Skilled teachers facilitate activities that allow them to interact with students physically on campus and those studying overseas or remotely. Watch a video on Blended Classes.

FULLY ONLINE STUDY

Students will still be able to take classes online and will continue to receive support from their lecturers and the wider ICMS community, such as the Student Success Centre and Wellness and Support Services.  If studying online, please use your usual Moodle access to join your online classes.

See below for Frequently Asked Questions.

How can I prepare for online learning ?

Please follow these instructions below:

  1. Make sure you have ICMS email and Moodle access. Use this form if you cannot access these tools;
  2. In Moodle, make sure you have access to all subjects you are enrolled in this term, and familiarise yourself with the subject content;
  3. Review your access to internet connection and where possible, use a computer/device with microphone and camera;
  4. Required – Download the free zoom app from https://zoom.us/download
  5. Optional – Create a free zoom account at https://zoom.us You won’t require a free Zoom account to join classes however if you have your own free account you will be able to run group meetings online successfully. ou will be able to join classes without a personal account, but if you have your own free room, you will be able to run group meetings online successfully;
  6. You could also download the mobile zoom app through your app store, allowing you to attend class on your mobile if required

The ICMS Moodle Learning Management System is where you can access content for your subject including:

  • assessment instructions
  • weekly topic information
  • weekly powerpoint slides
  • zoom session recordings (through Echo360)
  • learning resources in various formats

Keeping in contact with your lecturer is very important when studying online, as you will be able to ask questions and receive answers throughout the week, and participate in group discussions through forums.

Another excellent way for you to receive support is through Studiosity, a free service that is open 24/7 and provides feedback on written drafts as well as an opportunity to connect online and ask questions with an academic in your discipline area. Links to this service are provided within the Moodle class space.

Attending online classes

Outlined below are some useful resources for you to review:

Moodle

How to message lecturers and students on Moodle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lXVlPXyLXM

Zoom

Joining a zoom meeting
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Testing computer or device audio
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

Meeting control
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

 

Student Services can be contacted using this form

How do I login to moodle?

I'm an international student - can I return to Australia?

Will I be able to contact my lecturers and other students if I study online?

Where do I access my online study materials?

Where can I get academic support?

Where can I get mental health support?

Can I still access library services?

Who do I contact if I have trouble accessing online materials?

Can students still meet, to do group assessments for example?

I didn’t sign up for online studies, what happens if I fail?