Learning online

For students

Depending on your unit of study, lecturers and teaching staff will be facilitating and supporting live, online sessions when face-to-face sessions, such as tutorials and seminars, are not able to be conducted.

Lectures are recorded in most cases so that students can access them remotely.

Your lecturers will likely use a mix of asynchronous (not in the same place at the same time) and synchronous (same place, same time) types of instruction in your units. Live, online sessions are an example of synchronous instruction, and that “same place” could be the Zoom platform, MS Teams or Blackboard Collaborate Ultra with everyone joining from the privacy of their own home/office, connecting online.

Blackboard Learning Management system is the first point of contact for all units. You will find links to your recorded lectures as well as any links to webinars, tutorials, online drop in etc in your unit.

Please remember that while learning online the University Charter of Students Rights and Responsibilities still applies.

Online learning tools

To get prepared for your unit activities, we recommend that you set up the following applications on your device of choice. In each case, your Unit Coordinator will advise what they’ll be using via Blackboard.

Library staff can assist with troubleshooting Uni-ID issues which are so important to accessing the UWA systems via askUWA or email: askuwa-lib@uwa.edu.au.

Planning your studies and learning online

Your lecturers are able to email and post announcements in the unit they teach so make sure you have notifications enabled in Blackboard. It is paramount that you are receiving updates.

Online Exams

Visit the online exam support page for information on how to prepare for, and participate in, online exams.

Accessing support services