Online study

Online Study

As we continue to grapple with the challenges presented by COVID-19 and how it affects us here in Australia and around the globe, online delivery will continue for all courses, until further notice.

Throughout this online teaching period, students will receive support from their lecturers and the wider ICMS student support, such as the Student Success Centre and Wellness and Support Services. Staff will respond to your query as soon as possible (within 2 working days) but please be patient as staff are working very hard to give all our students the attention they need.

It is essential to complete assessments, but there may be some modifications to the way in which they are conducted or in the due dates. Any upcoming excursions are likely be modified.

Students currently completing their Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects have individual circumstances. These students should follow the health advice and alter their work arrangements if advised to do so by their manager, the government of the country where they are working, or an ICMS staff member. There is a possibility that this may also affect future professional placements which could be delayed until a later period in a student’s study plan.

For up-to-date information on the ICMS response to the pandemic please click here.

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. Email [email protected] 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:


How to message lecturers and students on Moodle


Joining a zoom meeting

Testing computer or device audio

Meeting control


Student Services can be contacted on [email protected] and will aim to reply within 2 working days.

Can I complete my studies online if there is a campus-facilities lock down?

Can I complete my assessments online?

I'm an international student - should I go home? Will my visa be affected?

Will I be able to contact my lecturers and other students if / when we go 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?

How can I complete my final exams?

What happens to the practical aspects of my subjects? (e.G restaurant practices, event practicum, wil etc)?

What if my course is not available online?

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?

I didn’t sign up for online studies, do I still have to pay full fees?

How do I login to moodle?