Your online study essentials

Let’s kick-start your online study journey the right way with our online study essentials. To help equip you with the tools you need to succeed, check out our top tips and get prepared for your first teaching period.

1. Get inspired by others

It helps to start your study journey focused, motivated and inspired. Check out what some of our current students have to say about their study journey as they discuss their motivations for choosing online.

2. Untangle the Swinburne Online terms

Starting university is a time filled with new experiences and information. To help you navigate these exciting yet challenging times, check out our Swinburne Online Glossary.

3. Connect with your support network

Your eLAs are your dedicated tutors here to help you every step of the way with all of your course specific questions. For additional support you can contact your Student Advisors for seven day assistance with everything from technical support to course planning.

4. Explore the Student Portal

When you receive your welcome email you will have access to the Student Portal. This is your go-to hub for study tips and online resources. We have tips on everything from teamwork and presentations to academic writing and career development.

5. Get started in your online classroom

Once logged in you can explore your online classroom, Canvas. Try out our ‘Getting Started with Online Study’ unit to familiarise yourself with the online learning environment.

6. Connect with us on social media

We love hearing student stories, with our dynamic online community extending to our social media platforms. Connect with us and your peers via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Also keep an eye out for Swinburne Online Facebook groups specific to your area of study.

7. Make a study schedule

Online study is all about flexibility and the ability to create balance within your life. To help achieve your goals it is important to create a study schedule. Check out more of our study tips and tricks.