Online learning at ACU uses similar delivery methods used in face-to-face study but in a virtual environment. This offers flexibility to live stream lectures and tutorials (where available) or to access this content at a time that suits you. You will use our Learning Environment Online (LEO) as well as other online platforms.
You can access lectures at any time that suits you (and sometimes in real time as well). You can listen to the lecture as many times as you want, and you are able to pause the lecture recording to take notes, look up concepts etc.
Lecture slides are available via LEO. The slides also appear in the lecture recording and any notation that the lecturer makes on the slides during the lecture will be available.
Your online tutorials might involve any of the following: an online meeting with video and audio content; breakout rooms for discussion of specific topics or issues; online polling; use of virtual whiteboards to show notes, students leading or presenting or staff leading or presenting; shared screens so students can work together on an issue; and real-time or recorded quizzes.
Tutorials are recorded so you can revisit for revision and/or clarification. Some tutorial systems (we have three platforms for virtual tutorials) have a transcription service as well, meaning you can revisit the content by listening to an audio recording or read a transcript.
In addition to lectures and tutorials, you are encouraged to set up your own virtual meetings outside of your classes to discuss, explore and learn with your peers. This is possible on all our platforms.
There is also regular communication between staff and students through LEO, email and phone, ensuring you are supported every step of the way.