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Our Online campus is home to Torrens University Australia and THINK Education.

University wide workshops

We have a great series of workshops each trimester to assist you with your study skills, course skills, and wellbeing

Click on the workshop title below to view the full details.


 Study Skills

Study Skills Sessions

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help develop essential study skills. These include time management, critical thinking, referencing and much more.

Check out the full schedule.

 

 Success Coach

Success Coach Sessions

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help keep you connected.

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your course/area.

Feedback Orientation

 International

International Student Advisor Drop In Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students online drop in sessions to meet your International Student Advisors, along with other new students and to help keep you connected.

If you have any questions on overseas health cover, accommodation, Covid-19 welfare, student visa study requirements and anything that you are struggling with on your transition to Australia or University, please attend.

Compulsory registration through your Eventbrite invitation that has been email to the email address you provided us with on your enrolment. Any questions please email: intstudentadvisor@laureate.edu.au

All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

View the full schedule here.

 Wellbeing

Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions

Tune in for our daily virtual meditation session with our counsellors from across the nation. Take this time to introduce a little peace and calmness in your busy schedule to feel rejuvenated for the day ahead.

Check the daily meditation schedule at the Counselling page

 Study Success

Workshops for Study Success

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help keep you connected.

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your Study Success

Online campus workshops

We have a great series of workshops each trimester to assist you with your study skills, course skills, and wellbeing

Click on the workshop title below to view the full details.


 Course and Subject Skills

Software skills workshops

Software skills workshops, T3 2020 [Weeks 1-12]

Having trouble using Adobe Software? Don't know your InDesign from your Photoshop?
Join us for design software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These sessions are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!
You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.
  • Our 1:1 Q&A sessions are aimed at providing students with personalised help on using the Adobe programs.
  • Our drop in activity -based sessions are aimed at completing set activities using a range of the Adobe programs.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.
  • Please arrive on time for your session.
  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the resource file prior to the session time.
  • Send your files to Danielle Morrish prior to attending (click here to access each week's activity files)
Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
 
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat - Session Times

Mondays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Tuesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Wednesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Thursdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Session 3 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 4 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

 

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, (AEST Time) Book a Session
BOOK IN FOR A GROUP SESSION
Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (activity sessions AEST Time)
Book a Session

Welcome to Adobe Workshop

Welcome to Adobe Workshop

To ensure you and your computer are ready to start in week 1, join this introductory workshop that will take you through the basic difference between each Abobe program and how to install them on your computer. You will also be introduced to LinkedIn Learning, where you will find useful video tutorials to help you with aspects of your assessments and module activities. 

WATCH RECORDING HERE

Digital Media Workshops

Digital Media Workshops T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

Join us for Digital Media software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

This Trimester, we'll be running two workshops for Digital Media. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the workshop starts. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Do you have questions about your projects in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Are you having workflow issues? Can't seem to get the narrative flow working right? Every Wednesday at 10 am Andy will be answering questions and demonstrating best practice by working on real live video projects in this editing and VFX workshop. Come along and ask questions, show Andy your projects or just watch him using the software.

Maya and Houdini: Join this workshop and ... 1. Review and learn common 3D Workflows 2. Get help and support for any 3D, VFX related questions or difficulties. Click here for a schedule of what each week's Workshop will cover. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Workshop
Maya and Houdini Workshop

Wednesdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Andy Marsh

Attend the Workshop

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Ivan Kintar

Attend the Workshop

Interior Design Workshops and Mentor Sessions

Interior Design Workshops and Mentor Sessions, T3 2020

New for Trimester 3: AutoCAD and rendering workshops! 

AUTOCAD WORKSHOPS [Weeks 2-12]

Learning AutoCAD for the first time and feeling a little overwhelmed? Wanting to take AutoCAD skills you already have and push them to the next level? Want help with drawing documentation and conventions? Having trouble using AutoCAD for your assessments?

Join us for our weekly AutoCADworkshops on Tuesdays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney. You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in AutoCAD.

BOOK AN ON CAMPUS SESSION

Workshops are held on Tuesdays from 10 am - 11 am. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.

Make sure you have the latest version of AutoCAD 2019 installed on your computer. Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop!

Attend the workshop

RENDERING WORKSHOPS [Weeks 6-12]

Working on presentations and want to create better renders? Want to be able to show lecturers (and clients) your big ideas through 3d views? Want to work out which rendering technique is best to use for your particular project?

Join us for our weekly Digital Rendering workshops on Fridays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney. You will receive assistance with developing your own rendering style using a rename of different techniques and programs.

BOOK AN ON CAMPUS SESSION

Workshops are held on Fridays from 9 am - 11 am from Weeks 6-12. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.

Make sure you have the latest version of the program you would like to use installed on your computer. Click on the Blackboard Collaborate link below to attend the workshop!

Attend the workshop

Need extra help? See a mentor!

Are you studying the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and need help? Come to our weekly mentor sessions, beginning Week 1!

Run by one of our interior design lecturers, you'll receive: 

  • drop-in help
  • questions answered
  • development of skills
  • further support

 Sessions are held every Friday, 10 am -12 pm AEST (AEDST from 4 October onwards) and will be run by Stephen Dwyer

Please make sure you have your computer and mouse, and arrive 10 minutes early so the session can start on time. 

Any questions? Feel free to e-mail either Stephen or Eliza Binney

Attend the Session

Game Design Workshop

Game Design Workshop, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

Join us for our Game Design workshop, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

Having trouble with Substance, Maya or a game engine like Unity & Unreal? Need some pointers in getting the most from them to complete your Assessments or personal projects? Join us each week for an ad-hoc problem solving session! All questions and problems welcome.

Workshops will be held every Monday from 3 - 4 pm AEST and will be run by Danny McGillick. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts. 

Attend the Session

SketchUp Workshops

SketchUp Workshops T3, 2020

Are you brand new to SketchUp or looking to build upon your existing SketchUp Skills? 
Need help to make sure that you're using SketchUp to industry standard? Having trouble using SketchUp for your assessments?

With this series you can become a 3D modelling Pro in no time at all. Over the 9 sessions we will start from the very basics and work our way through to intermediate and advanced skills by the end of the term. 

The Online SketchUp workshops will be run by Greg Lawson and run from 4-5pm (Eastern Time) every Tuesday from Week 3 - Week 11 inclusive. 

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION (starting Week 3)

  • Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Tuesday, 4 pm-5 pm AEST
  • Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro 2019 or 2020 installed on your computer.

Click Here 

NEED EXTRA HELP? SEE A MENTOR! 

Are you studying the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and need help? Come to our weekly mentor sessions, beginning Week 3!

Run by one of our interior design lecturers, you'll receive: 

  • drop-in help
  • questions answered
  • development of skills
  • further support

Click on the button below to attend a session. Sessions are held every Monday, 3-5 p.m. AEST and will be run by Eliza Binney

Please make sure you have your computer and mouse, and arrive 10 minutes early so the session can start on time. 

Click Here 

Did you miss an online workshop? Check out the workshop recordings below :

SketchUp Workshop 1

First time using Collaborate?

You will need to download and install Collaborate Launcher before the session begins.

Watch this video for help getting started.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to get set up.


 Wellbeing

Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions

Tune in for our daily virtual meditation session with our counsellors from across the nation. Take this time to introduce a little peace and calmness in your busy schedule to feel rejuvenated for the day ahead.

Check the daily meditation schedule at the Counselling page

Online Campus - News and Information

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Introducing the optimists, rule breakers and world changers – Submissions for INTRO 2020 are now open!

INTRO 2020 is the graduate exhibition offering industry exposure and connections now and into the future. It’s your chance to place yourself right in front of industry and this year is different - we’re online and even more visible and connected with industry across Australia and across the globe.

The INTRO website is now live and ready to receive incredible submissions from design graduates from T3 2019, T1 2020 and graduating T2 2020 portfolios. You can create new work, or you can submit work you’ve already completed. Submissions are now open until 24 August 2020! Download the Submission Guidelines and submit your work here.

INTRO is the perfect way to create and foster connections and future proof your career. Don’t miss this chance to share your work and be seen like never before. This is a place to be seen and remember, you never know what may come from this spotlight where many a job offer or internship have been born. 

We cannot wait to showcase you and your creative talent to industry in the live unique launch online event on Friday 4 September 2020 at 6pm. Invite your special guests to attend - Register Here.

Keep an eye for email updates from hello@billybluecreative.com

Photography Competition

Frame + Work - T3 2020 - Water Photography Competition

Are you a Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University student? 

The Brief

Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture 3 images that showcase Water. Be creative and innovative, consider the sources of water, how it can be contained, how it interacts with other elements and how its environment and motion mould it.  

Digital manipulation in post is permitted, but to only enhance the authenticity of the moment captured. Details on applicable adjustments see below under the heading Digital Manipulation*. 

Open to all students at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you will need to sign up to Frontier to participate and submit. All entries will be shown in the gallery below and later judged for prize-winning submissions.

Submissions close midnight 15 November 2020 

Prizes 

First prize: $500 
Second prize: $300 
Third prize: $200



Learning with Technology


Supporting Indigenous Literacy

Torrens Library is raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) whose vision is equity of opportunity.  There is currently a huge discrepancy between the reading standards of indigenous remote Year 5 students and city based non-indigenous students. ILF works towards creating equity of opportunity so that children living in remote communities can have the same choices as those living in urban Australia. The ILF has gifted thousands of culturally appropriate books to over 400 remote communities throughout Australia, with the aim of improving literacy levels amongst young readers.  

If you are in the position to donate to this worthy cause, you can help us meet our goal of raising $500 on our gofundraise page here: https://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/TorrensUniLibrary

Donations can be made at any time.

Win a Prize!


Also this year, in lieu of our usual on-campus  Great Book Swap events, Torrens Library is running a fun online trivia quiz for students and staff. All entries will go into a draw to win one of two book prize packs! The closing date for the quiz is 25th October 2020.

Book Prize 1

Heat and Light by Ellen Van Neervan 

The White Girl by Toni Birch 

Saved!!! by Lydia Williams

Book Prize 2

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Warndu Mai (Good Food): Introducing native Australian ingredients to your kitchen by R Sullivan

The Yield by Tara June Winch   

You can access the Indigenous Place Names quiz here.

If you would like to learn more about what the ILF does to support children living in remote communities, you can view their website here: https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/

Get help with Blackboard

During Business Hours Support

 

After hours support

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First time users: Please complete the "Forgot your password?" flow (link on the Sign In page) to setup your new password

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Blackboard Collaborate

We're introducing single sign-on - Coming soon!

Make sure you have your student email details set up for Office 365, as we'll soon be introducing our single-sign-on feature. This means you will have access to all your important student resources, all with one easy email login. 

Please ensure that you're able to access your student email!

If you are logging in for the first time, please click here for set up instructions.

If you just need to reset your password, you can do that here: https://passwordreset.microsoftonline.com

If you haven't received these login details please send a request for your Office 365 to IT support with your name and student ID number: itservicedesk@laureate.net.au


 


Need help getting started?

 

Online learning is different to learning in a classroom, so its important you know the difference between all of the online platforms you will use throughout your studies. View Getting Started for everything you need to know about your online learning environment. We've also put together 10 Tips on how to succeed as an online student to help you get started!

Student ID card

Did you know that as an online student you can still request a Student ID card, and depending on which state you're located in and whether or not you are studying full-time, you may be entitled to various student concessions? Visit Getting Started for information on how to request your Student ID card today!

Visit a campus

Just because your studying online, doesn't mean you can't visit us on campus. Check where your closest campus is located and pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. We get excited when our online students visit!


Have you set up your Office 365 Student Email?

If you haven't set up your Office 365 Student Email yet you might be missing out on some important updates and class announcements so make sure you set it up straight away! 

It's also your login to be able to use the Student App, as well as being necessary for the WiFi and printing services if you visit us on Campus.

You should have received an email with login instructions. If you haven't received your login details, please send a request for your Office 365 to IT support with your name and student ID number: itservicedesk@laureate.net.au

Virtual Orientation

 

We host Virtual Orientation sessions for our online students each trimester.

Virtual Orientation is an online interactive broadcast for you to learn about student support and expectations in a fun and face-paced environment. Join us to:

  • familiarise yourself with Blackboard
  • tour the student hub online
  • hear from Success Coaches
  • meet your library and academic skills team

Virtual Orientation is now available on demand!

Jump online here and register to view our most recent Virtual Orientation 'on demand'.

Online students

 

Did you know that online students are welcome to use any of our campuses? You can pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. 

Some of our campuses are home to all courses, and others are specific to one faculty. See below for more information:

State

Campus

Faculty

South Australia

Adelaide

All faculties

Victoria

Melbourne – Flinders

Business, Design, Education, Health (Nursing), Hospitality

 

Melbourne – Fitzroy

Health (Health Science)

New South Wales

Sydney – Kent St

Business (PG), English, Health (Nursing)

 

Sydney – Rocks

Business (UG), Hospitality (William Blue)

 

Sydney – Pyrmont

Health (Health Science and Nursing)

 

Sydney – Town Hall

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

 

Sydney – Ultimo

Design

 

Blue Mountains – Leura

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Queensland

Brisbane

All faculties

Who do I contact for help?

Whatever course you’re enrolled in, you can contact us directly here:

You are also very welcome to visit Student Services at the campus that’s home to your course (see above).

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IT requirements

You will need a computer to:

  • access digital learning resources
  • access video and audio recordings
  • submit and complete online assessments
  • participate in classroom discussion and collaboration via online communication and collaboration tools.

Minimum IT requirements for studying online

Computer hardware
  • Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer
  • Speakers or headset
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
Operating system
  • Mac users: OSX 10.8 and above
  • PC users: Windows 7 and above
Internet

A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity.

Contact your internet service provider if you have concerns about your data allowance or internet speed.

Web browser The recommended web browser to access Blackboard (your Learning Portal) is Firefox, in addition some audio PowerPoints will require Google Chrome.
Software

Office software to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Office 365 is available as a free download as part of your student account.

There may also be software required for your specific course. Your Learning Facilitator will advise you of this when you start studying.

Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

Troubleshooting or Questions?

For troubleshooting please email itservicedesk@think.edu.au or contact Student Services.

 

 

Online Support

 

Our expert teams are on hand to help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Follow the links below and find out more on how you can book time with the team and how they can help:

 


  

Contact us

1300 575 803
Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au
Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

Contact hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm AEST

Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm AEST

Student App

Take us with you on-the-go! Download the Student App from the App Store or get it on Google Play today!

LinkedIn Learning

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