Learning online

Here you will find all you need to know about how to learn online at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame is committed to ensuring you can continue your studies and remain connected while you are off-Campus through streaming of lectures, virtual interactive tutorials, sharing and collaboration, and more.

Remember, if you get stuck, get in touch and we will work with you to make sure your learning experience is as rewarding as ever.

FAQs

  • Where do I access online academic support?

    1-to-1 Online Support

    The Notre Dame Study Centre offers 1-to-1 online Academic Support available through Zoom appointments or email correspondence. Help is available for a broad range of study skills including academic writing, referencing, study skills, foundational maths, chemistry and health science support, time management, and exam preparation.

    Book here for a 30 minute appointment with a Learning Advisor via the Library Calendar. Please be aware of time differences in Fremantle and Sydney, as this is a national service.

    Alternatively, students can email fremantle.ndsc@nd.edu.au or sydney.ndsc@nd.edu.au and include “Learning Advisor” in the subject line, and write a brief description of what assistance they require. This service is available in Fremantle on Tuesday, Wednesday (face-to-face available Wednesday) and Thursday between 10:00am – 2:00pm and in Sydney on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:00am – 12:00pm.

    PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support)

    Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are informal, group study sessions led by a student who has already succeeded in the course.  They bring along activities and tips to help you get the most out of your study time. PASS run as weekly, one hour Zoom sessions and cover content from the week before.  You can come to just one or all session during semester! Regular PASS attendance has been proven to increase your marks and helps set you up with good study habits.  Ask your Course Coordinator if PASS is offered in your course or look for the weekly Zoom link on Blackboard.

    Post Entry Literacy Assessment (PELA) Workshops (Fremantle Campus only)

    The Post Entry Language Assessment (PELA) is embedded in first year communication course work assessments. Follow up workshops provide academic language and literacy feedback on your assessment to help set you for success in future course work.

    Online resources

    Academic Integrity, academic writing, learning strategies, and study skills guides are available on the University Library website on the links below.

  • What is Blackboard?

    The University uses the Blackboard learning management system where you can access your course materials including pre-recorded or streamed lectures, as well as self-led or interactive tutorials and links to course readings.

    Blackboard >

  • Can I attend campus?

    If you are well and have not had direct close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 you may attend campus. St Benedict’s Library on the Broadway Campus and St Teresa’s Library in Fremantle are open as one-stop-shops for students who may need to attend campus to use the computers, internet, study spaces and other facilities.

    Students or staff must not attend the University if they have:

    • symptoms of respiratory illness such as a fever, cough, fatigue, sore throat or headache
    • been in close contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the last 14 days (they must isolate themselves for 14 days after the date of last contact with the confirmed case)
    • arrived in Australia from any overseas destination (they must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of arrival in Australia)

    Self-isolation means staying at home and not accepting visitors.

  • How do I access online learning?

    The University is committed to the provision of technology-enhanced learning for all students through a range of online tools that allow students to learn digitally when they are unable to come to Campus:

    • Blackboard – our learning management system.
      • Turnitin – you can submit text-based assessments through Blackboard using Turnitin.
      • Collaborate Ultra – access pre-recorded or streamed lectures and self-led or interactive tutorials.
    • Zoom – collaborate with your classmates or academic staff.
    • Office365 – Access email, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and online storage (OneDrive).

    Please note, while learning off-Campus the University's standards, policies and procedures still apply.