The Victoria University (VU) Library provides online learning opportunities for students and staff.
You can work through these modules at your own pace to develop your skills for study at VU and beyond.
To access the interactive student modules on this page you must be enrolled as a VU student. You may also choose to record your progress and completion of the various modules through the . Staff are able to access staff modules through the provided links.
Introducing research skills
These online modules are suitable for VU undergraduate students who are ready to move beyond the basic skills and want to understand more about resources in their disciplines.
Learn how to find resources for your studies, such as journal articles and books, and discover relevant library databases. You will be guided on how to evaluate web resources and refine your referencing knowledge. As you learn these research skills, complete the embedded activities to assess your learning.
To access these interactive modules you must be enrolled as a VU student.
Referencing styles at VU
Further skills for future work or study
These library online modules are designed to prepare final year students for moving into the workplace or for continuing formal study.
- build digital literacy skills
- ensure digital safety
- create online content
- maintain digital health and wellness.
The Inquiry: researching your career
The researcher skills & attributes: pursuing a research career
- creativity and originality
- cognitive abilities
- personal qualities.
These modules are designed for Learning & Teaching (L&T) staff but all staff are invited to complete them.
For those staff who use the VU Develop framework, you can add these modules to your professional development plan through the links provided.
E-books: The Fine Print (L&T library essential)
OERs for Teaching (L&T library essential)
provides definition and information regarding Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the 5 Rs of open. The module gives tips on finding OER textbooks and other resources, and showcases examples of OER resources being used in teaching at Victoria University.
Images for Teaching (L&T library practical)
will teach you how Creative Commons licencing makes it easy to find and use images for teaching. Learn how to find Creative Commons images using Google Images, Flickr and a variety of dedicated websites.
Evaluating OERs for Purpose (L&T Library Practical)
will build your knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Revisit the fundamentals of the evaluation criteria of authority, accuracy, currency, alignment to teaching and suitability of resources.
Copyright for teaching
The online module is for teaching staff and learning designers, and focuses on copyright compliance as per VU’s and . The module covers: copyright law; resources that can be used without permission and where further advice or permissions are required; how to use resources such as e-journal articles, e-books, video clips, films, YouTube and music.