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Simple tips to help ace online study

Get the lowdown on what you need to start out on your online learning journey

For many people, the thought of studying for a qualification entirely over the internet can be a daunting prospect. However, you may be surprised at just how simple it can be.

The following tips will tell you all you need to know, so when you enrol in your TAFE DIGITAL course you can get going towards your qualification.

To be successful in your TAFE Digital course, you will need to be comfortable typing, using the internet, using email, chatting to your teachers and classmates online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic computer-related tasks.

Necessary software. Must-have hardware.

Needless to say, you’ll need a computer – or at the very least – access to one.

The minimum specifications your computer will need to run is Microsoft Windows XP or later, or if you have an Apple computer, Mac OS X or above.

As far as software programs go, for your TAFE Digital course you’ll need to at least have Microsoft Office (or an equivalent word processing program), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player and an up-to-date internet browser.

Students are able to access discounted software once they are enrolled, so it may be worth getting in touch with your unit facilitator to learn which software programs they recommend you should look into.

Additionally, some courses require you to have a smart phone, or access to a digital video recorder, allowing you to record footage for practical tasks.

Get online and get to work.

Once you enrol, the majority of your work is able to be accessed from the learning platform of our website. Your course information will inform you of what assessment events you are required to attend, and also provide instructions on how you can upload them for your assessor to get them.

If you are asked to send video or audio evidence for an assessment, you can upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox, then simply upload the URL to the course website so your teachers know exactly where to look. However, you should first talk with your teacher to learn how they would prefer to receive your video or audio file.

Troubleshooters and study tutors - Getting tech support and study advice.

After you have enrolled, if you’re having trouble accessing your course resources or navigating the TAFE Digital website, don’t stress. All you need to do is get in touch with one of our customer help officers, and they can help you navigate your way through any questions.

Tutors are able to be contacted between 3 pm and 11 pm Sunday to Friday, via your Moodle course page. You can even send in a document that you’ve written and receive feedback from a tutor in less than 24 hours.

For help with things like study skills, writing essays or reports and referencing them, as an enrolled TAFE Digital student, you can access Studiosity and get assistance from online subject specialists. This service is additional to the specific subject help that your unit facilitator can provide.

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