The platforms, Echo360 and Zoom, your lecturers will use to teach you online.
Your lecturers will either use Zoom or Echo360 to virtually teach you at this time.
Make sure to check your Moodle regularly for updates from your lecturer.
Continue to check within Moodle any messages from your class lecturers on how class content will be delivered when Unitec moves to an off-campus/online model.
Moodle has a dedicated section, Support for Students During Camps Closure, which includes support resources for both Zoom and Echo360.
Echo360 is a video platform for education. It's designed to foster active, engaged and personalised video-based learning. You can connect directly to Echo360 via your Moodle account.
Getting started with Echo360
You can view or download the quick guide on Accessing Echo360 from your Moodle account, and the Echo360 Student Getting Started User Guide.
Offical Echo360 website
Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool. Your lecturers will send you a link, via Moodle, that you will use to join a class.
Are your Zoom classes appearing at a strange time?
If your classes are displaying at a different time e.g. 5pm instead of 1pm, your Time Zone settings may need to be changed to (GMT + 12:00) Auckland, Wellington, English.
Follow these instructions to check and/or change your Zoom settings to display correctly.
Offical Zoom website
The Zoom website has put together video tutorials and other resources to help those using it. Visit their Zoom Help Centre for helpful information.
Tips for Students
Zoom has also created helpful tips for students who are participating in online learning.
Make use of our online Library resources at this time. There is a number of e-books, e-journals, and other resources available online via our Library website that students can access.
If you have any questions for this team contact them on the details below.
Our Subject Librarians are available to help you navigate the Library resources, visit the Subject Librarians page on the Library website.
The Study Toolbox, on our Library website, hosts a number of resources to help you with your academic study. Listed below are the areas covered in the Study Toolbox, visit the Study Toolbox page to find out more.
- Key Study Skills
- Assignment Toolbox
- Math & Statistics
- Postgraduate Study
Microsoft Office 365
As a student, you can access or download Microsoft Office 365 for free. Visit our Get Microsoft Office 365 page for more information.
Student Services online
Our student services are available for virtual consultations. To see how to access these services at this time, visit our Student Services Online page.
This includes how to access our Learning Advisors and Subject Librarians, who are key student services that can help with your academic study.
Your lecturers will be monitoring attendance by checking your continued engagement via Moodle, online classes and course work. For our international students, we'll be able to provide you with a record of your attendance as required by New Zealand Immigration.
Please note the SEAtS app will not be used during the lockdown period.
For more information
- Latest email updates and news for students, visit our Stay Informed page
- Advice and tips on how to be kind at this time, visit our Stay Kind page
- About COVID-19, visit the official government website www.covid19.govt.nz
- A list of external and internal support and services available to students, see our Stay Safe page
- How to keep the kids entertained, visit our Activites and Online Resources for Kids page
Stay safe, stay kind, stay informed at this time. Kia kaha! Be strong!