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

Online campus news and information

Are you a Billy Blue or Media Design School student?

We're challenging you to shift your perspective on the world around you in an innovative way. Re-think how you see the world by capturing something from a new perspective. 

The brief

Using equipment hired (for free) from the Design Technology Store on campus (the MDS AV Hub on the Auckland campus), or using your own, we challenge you to shift your perspective on the world around you in an innovative way. Re-think how you see the world by capturing something from a new perspective. Clichéd images should be avoided. 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, Torrens University Australia and Media Design School, 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. See prizes below. Judges will be selected from each campus to ensure fairness. For more information, click here.

Submissions close midnight 17 November 2019 

Prizes

First prize: $800.00
Second prize: $400.00
Third prize: $100.00



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

Library and Academic Skills workshops 

Give yourself the best possible head start in your studies by attending our research and academic skills workshops. In these workshops you will get the help you need with:

  • Academic writing 
  • Finding sources for assignments 
  • Referencing 
  • Navigating the library's facilities 
  • Time management  
  • Any other academic related aspects 

More information on the times, dates and locations of these workshops to come. Watch this space!

PASS is a free program that offers structured and fun group learning sessions for some of the courses that students find to be more challenging. Participating in PASS helps you: 

  • Improve your grades
  • Understand your course content
  • Break down complex ideas
  • Develop closer relationships with your fellow students
  • Learn what and how to learn
  • Work better in a team
  • Save time with smarter study methods
Available PASS Classes
Date Course information Time (Melbourne time)
Every Tuesday BHS102A - Bioscience 7pm - 8pm  (access via Collaborate link in Blackboard)
Every Thursday BHS105A - Biochemistry 6pm - 7pm  (access via Collaborate link in Blackboard)
Every Wednesday  BHS104A - Anatomy and Physiology 2 5pm - 6pm  (access via Collaborate link in Blackboard)
Every Saturday BHS101A - Anatomy and Physiology 1 11am - 12pm  (access via Collaborate link in Blackboard)
How do I get involved?

To get involved simply attend a scheduled class - no bookings required! Just look for the Collaborate link to be posted in your Blackboard unit on the day

Recordings of each PASS session will be available for viewing the next day.

Questions? Email PASS@Torrens.edu.au for more information.


 

DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMIC SKILLS AFTER-HOURS

At Torrens University Australia, we are excited to offer you after hours developmental academic skills workshops to help you succeed in Trimester 3 and beyond. You will learn about all the features of academic writing including understanding what assignment tasks are asking you to do, how to structure an academic assignment, how to write in a formal and academic manner,how to link ideas in a logical way and state your thesis (main position) clearly.

In these workshops, you can also develop and enhance skills essential to academic study such as time management, critical thinking skills, referencing and academic integrity. You will take a step-by-step approach to improving your academic writing skills in a relaxed and friendly online environment. There will be opportunities for writing practice and individual guidance on developing the academic writing skills you need for your assignments.

The workshops are free and open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Please note that you do not need to register for the workshops. Please view the schedule below and choose the workshops that would work for you.


DATE FOCUS TIME (Sydney time) LINK
Monday 21st October Writing skills - Reflective journals 7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE
Wednesday 23rd October

Writing skills -  Academic language

7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE
Thursday 24th October Academic integrity - Referencing and paraphrasing 7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE

DATE FOCUS TIME (Sydney time) LINK
Tuesday 29th October Writing skills - Critical thinking skills and writing  7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE
Thursday 31st October

Writing skills -  Annotated bibliography

7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE
Friday 1st October Academic integrity - Referencing and paraphrasing 7.00pm - 8.00pm (AEDT) JOIN HERE

 

Software skills workshops, T3 2019 [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.

  • Our 1:1 sessions are aimed at providing students with help on using the Adobe programs.
  • Group sessions are aimed at completing set activities using the Adobe programs.

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start on time.

Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,Dreamweaver, Premiere and After Effects.

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION

Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere and After Effects

  • 1:1 Session
    Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12:00pm - 2:15pm (NSW time)
    Book Here
  • Group Session
    Fridays: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (NSW time)
    Book Here

Did you miss an online workshop? Check out the workshop recordings here.


SketchUp Workshops, T3 2019 [Weeks 3 - 12]

Need help to make sure that you're using SketchUp to industry standard? Having trouble using SketchUp for your assessments?

Join us for our weekly SketchUp workshops on Tuesdays, facilitated by one of our design lecturers!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in SketchUp.

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION

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

Book Here 

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

SketchUp Workshop 01/10/19

SketchUp Workshop 08/10/19

SketchUp Workshop 15/10/19


WELCOME TO ADOBE WORKSHOP

Need assistance with making sure you have the correct Adobe programs installed?

Want to ensure you know how to use Adobe software and lynda.com.

Watch this introductory workshop delivered by Graphics Lecturer Julia Garfoot which will take you through the step by step guides and help you start your studies with confidence.

WATCH SESSION HERE

First time using Collaborate Ultra?

Watch this video for help getting started.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to get set up.



LinkedIn Workshop

Do you have a LinkedIn account? Wondering how you can use this social media platform to leverage your career prospects? Do you know how to brand yourself and increase your network?

Learn how to:

  • Build your brand
  • Get noticed and increase your network
  • Receive notification of Education related jobs
  • Connect and learn from the industry leaders and top thinkers

If you missed this online workshop, do not worry here is the recording link! 
 

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!

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

Virtual Orientation

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:

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

Virtual Orientation now on demand!

Did you miss Orientation? Is there something you'd like to go over again?

Jump online HERE, register and log in with your email address to watch the recorded session at a time that works for you. You never know there may be more hidden gems to help you navigate your online studies and succeed.

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).

Computer requirements

All students are expected to have access to a computer with:

  • a set of standard software packages
  • internet connectivity

You will need a computer for:

  • assessments,
  • using the library catalogue,
  • online resources,
  • accessing the learning portal and your student portal.

If you don't have a computer - think about how you'll get access to one for your study.

Learning portal (Blackboard)

Blackboard offers 24/7 phone support on 1800 083 204

 

Troubleshooting or Questions?

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

 

 

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:

 


  

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