To keep the VU community safe, and to play our part in containing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to plan for a gradual and staged return to campus across 2021.

Our efforts to expand online delivery of learning activity have provided new options for the delivery of units in your course of study.

 

New delivery modes

VU is working to ensure that the achievements of students and staff in adapting to the conditions we faced across 2020 and 2021 are reflected in our ongoing delivery modes for the future. 

These delivery modes are:

  • In person: Your unit or classes will be delivered on the campus you have enrolled in. The timetable will display “On Campus” and provide the room where the classes will be held and you will physically attend those classes. All learning activity delivered on campus will continue to be run under strict COVID-19 safe practices.
  • Online real-time: Your unit or classes will be delivered online using Zoom. The timetable will display “Online Real Time (ZOOM)” and you will attend scheduled classes remotely through Zoom classrooms. 
  • Online self-paced: You will participate in learning activities online over that period but not at a set time. You will be able to conduct these activities at a time that suits you, providing those activities are completed by the required time. Your timetable will display “Online Self-Paced”.
  • Hybrid: Part of your unit will be delivered in person on the campus you have enrolled in, with the remainder delivered in an online mode. The timetable will state which classes or activities in the unit will be delivered on campus and which classes or activities will be online, in either real-time or self-paced mode.

Your unit will show whether it is delivered wholly online real time, online self-paced or in person. If your unit is delivered in Hybrid mode, each class within the unit will show whether it is delivered in person or online. Please be sure to check all the individual classes in your unit.

Current & new students

If you are a current student or are commencing your studies, please check your VU student email regularly for details on your course and any changes to teaching and learning arrangements as decisions are made.

If you have received an email from a college or teaching staff member to advise you that a class or unit is being delivered in in person or hybrid mode on campus, please follow that advice.

If you have not received an email advising you of a class or unit being taught on campus, then your classes will be taught in online real-time or online self-paced modes. You will not be required to attend campus until further notice.

Vocational Education (TAFE) students at VU Polytechnic will receive further communication from teaching staff regarding in person learning and any changes as they occur.

Get familiar with online study

If your unit or classes are being delivered in online real-time mode, the timetable will display 'Online Real Time (ZOOM)' and you will attend scheduled classes remotely through Zoom classrooms.

If your unit or classes are being delivered in online self-paced mode, your timetable will display 'Online Self-Paced' and you will be able to conduct any required activities online at a time that suits you, providing those activities are completed by the required time. 

Log in to VU Collaborate to plan how you’re going to attend these virtual classes and complete online activities – and for all other course-related information.

Your VU Collaborate learning space also includes a range of other learning tools and materials to support you in your studies.

You can use the group and chat functions to chat to classmates and plan group assignments.

Online learning videos

Classes in labs or spaces that can’t be replicated online

We have emailed a small number of students whose classes or labs can’t be delivered online. We have given them details on how their courses will be delivered or impacted.

All university activities, including classes, will continue to be managed and delivered in accordance with government advice on physical distancing.

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