Tips and advice on studying remotely and staying engaged with the University.
Get prepared for studying remotely
There’s a wide range of digital tools and services to help you study remotely. The Student IT team is here to help with IT support to get you setup and connected, ready for online study.
Get online with a USB modem
We know that it might be hard to study without accessing the campus wifi, so we’re here to help you boost your personal internet connection.
We’re providing 1000 USB modems to students in need. Each USB modem comes with 8GB of monthly data to help you get online and complete your studies. The modems operate on the Optus mobile network, so you should check to see whether your home is within the network before you apply.
You are eligible to apply for a USB modem if you:
- Don’t have internet at home
- Have internet at home, but it isn’t fast enough or doesn’t provide enough data for you to complete your studies
The USB modems will be allocated by need. During the application process, you will be asked to provide a statement of need. A short written statement is enough, and you don’t need to supply any accompanying paperwork.
As the USB modems operate on the Optus network, they are only available for onshore students currently in Australia.
How to apply
Applications are now open.
If successful, the USB modem will be delivered to your home. Once the data has been used, you do not need to return the modem.
Applications will close when all USB modems are allocated.
Using the LMS
Most subjects are taught via a blend of lectures, tutorials, and online learning activities and discussions which are hosted on the LMS. In most cases this will mean you can participate by watching lectures online, complete required reading, join online discussions, quizzes and learning activities.
We have a range of guides and resources you can use to learn how to get the best out of your LMS. These include how to watch lectures online, participating in discussions, and submitting assignments.
Good practices and appropriate behaviours on the virtual campus
The University of Melbourne is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful community. To help you feel safe when spending time on our virtual campus, we’ve created a guide explaining what practices and behaviours are expected of you and your peers while online.
Academic skills for studying online
The Academic Skills page has a wealth of handy online resources to help you study effectively off-campus. Get advice on time management, reading and notetaking, presenting to a group and plenty of other useful skills on the Academic Skills page.
Health and safety when studying at home
There are simple adjustments that you can make to your study space at home that will maximise your comfort, health and safety. Use the workstation illustration below to help you with the correct desk setup.