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COVID-19: Teaching and learning online

The platforms, Echo360 and Zoom, your lecturers will use to teach you online.

Teaching online

Your lectures 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.

Moodle

Your lectures will send you a message, within Moodle, informing you of how they will be teaching for you for each class.

Go to Moodle

Moodle has a dedicated section, Support for Students During Camps Closure, which includes support resources for both Zoom and Echo360. 

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. 

Accessing Echo360 (PDF, 62 KB) »

Student Getting Started User Guide (PDF, 578) »

Offical Echo360 website

The Echo360 website has a searchable support section with a number of resources to help, visit their support section for more information.

Go to Echo360 website

Zoom

Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool. Your lecturers will send you a link, via Moodle, that you will use to join a class.

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.

Go to Zoom Help Centre

Tips for Students

Zoom has also created helpful tips for students who are participating in online learning.

Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning (PDF, 153) »

Online resources

Library

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. At alert level 2 we now have a Click and Collect service available.

Click and collect service

The click and collect service is for items (books and journals) that may not be available online. For more information on this service, visit the Click and Collect page on the Library website.

Go to Click and Collect page

If you have any questions for this team contact them on the details below.

PHONE:     0800 10 75 10
EMAIL:      library@unitec.ac.nz
E-CHAT:    LibChat

Go to Library website

Our Subject Librarians are available to help you navigate the Library resources, visit the Subject Librarians page on the Library website.

Study Toolbox

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.

Topics covered:

  • Key Study Skills
  • Assignment Toolbox
  • Math & Statistics
  • Postgraduate Study
  • Referencing

Go to Study Toolbox page

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.

Go to Get Microsoft Office 365 page

Adobe products and services

Adobe is providing temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud until May 31, 2020, to students for free. For more information and common questions, please visit the Adobe website.

Go to Adobe website

To request a licence, contact our IT Support team.

Go to IT Support page

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.

Go to Student Services Online page

Attendance tracking

Your lectures 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

Stay safe, stay kind, stay informed at this time. Kia kaha!  Be strong!