Support for your students

The Library offers a range of training and customised workshops to help your students develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners.

Customised training

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Focusing on the needs of your students

  • Let us collaborate in developing customised classes and resources to improve your students research skills.
  • We can deliver online assessment-focused workshops for library information literacy, academic writing, STEM and study skills.
  • Workshops are designed for vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.
  • Please provide a minimum of two weeks advance notice to allow planning and preparation time.

Micro-credentials

Library micro-credentials

Micro-credential badges

Help your students become aware of digital literacy and academic integrity by embedding these Library micro-credentials into your course.

Speak with your College Creds Specialist or email the Library Creds Team at library.creds@rmit.edu.au for more information.

Watch the Library Shorts video for instructions on how to embed Library Creds in your course.

Digital literacy creds

The Library has developed a set of ten Digital Literacy micro-credentials (creds). Any RMIT student can register to take the Digital Literacy creds. Each credential can be completed separately.

Find out more about the content of the Library's creds and how you can use them in your courses and programs.

Academic integrity awareness cred

The Academic Integrity Awareness credential (cred) explains the concept of academic integrity and its significance within and beyond the university. As part of this credential, students explore the importance of doing one's own work while acknowledging how other people's ideas have influenced their thinking and writing.

Online guides and tutorials

Self-paced learning options

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Help improve your students' general academic study skills, assessment tasks, writing, maths, and science skills by linking to and using available resources from the Learning Lab.

Embed ready-to-go-videos and online resources from LinkedIn Learning that cover topics on teamwork, leadership, project management, IT skill development, etc. into your Canvas course.

Check the tabs for details and point your students to the Study support section for more helpful resources.

Learning Lab: online study resources

The RMIT Learning Lab has online resources designed to help your students improve their general academic study skills, as well as writing, maths, statistics, physics and chemistry skills.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning's Online training library offers access to training sessions in streaming video covering a variety of software products and digital technologies.

Explore the following modules and others available from LinkedIn Learning. They cover key business skills, including business software, project management and leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, and more. Learn how to use new elearning technologies and how to manage your time.

Assignment Planner

Our Assignment Planner will give your students a step-by-step plan with tips and advice to help them complete their presentations and written assignments on time. Students can save, print, or import plans into their personal calendar.

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Peer mentoring

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Peer mentoring is a student led study support program run by the Library.   

Peer mentors are students who have been trained to support other students in their learning. They help fellow students set up for success in a safe and inclusive environment that fosters participation and belonging to the RMIT community.  Mentors can help with skill and confidence building, provide ongoing support, progress checks and advice. The program offers a means to interpret course material in a way that is socially and culturally relevant to the immediate student experience.  

All levels of RMIT students from VE through to PhD are involved. 

About the peer mentoring program

The program is global and delivered fully online through the Vygo mentoring app.  Vygo allows for instant messaging, face-to-face meetings, screen and document sharing, mentor feedback and ratings.  

Mentors and mentees can connect with each other regardless of physical location. 

How do peer mentors benefit? 

The program enables peer mentors to consolidate the knowledge they have acquired in your course through discussion and guidance with students currently learning the material. They develop confidence through improved communication skills and can build their cultural awareness through connecting with a broad range of students in the global RMIT community. 

Mentor requirements 

  • 75%+ grade in any course they support 
  • Completion of the Peer Mentoring micro-credential 
  • Attend face to face training session with the team for Vygo platform onboarding 
  • Obtain a Volunteer Working With Children Check if based in Australia. 

Mentor recognition 

  • Digital Badge 
  • Certificate at end of semester 
  • Ongoing support and feedback  

What don’t mentors do? 

  • They do not teach or tutor. 
  • They do not proofread. 
  • They do not provide answers to assessable material. 

How do peer mentors help your students? 

  • Primarily, peer mentors help your students become more confident academically.  
  • ‘It’s a safe space to ask dumb questions’ - direct quote from a student 
  • They can discuss how to start assignments, how to plan, how to succeed, what to avoid. 
  • International students can gain a better understanding of the Australian education system and RMIT’s academic expectations. 
  • They provide a sense of belonging to the RMIT community through shared experience. 
  • Sometimes they provide campus tours, introductions to RUSU groups and become friends. 

Peer mentoring and your course

How does peer mentoring help academics and teachers? 

Peer mentors can be a first port of call for your students needing help with your course, which will free up some of your time. Through discussion with others your students will also become more confident academically which can mean better grades. 

How do I set up peer mentoring for my course? 

  • Contact peer.mentoring@rmit.edu.au to let them know you would like to add a course. Someone from the team can schedule a brief meeting if you would like to discuss. 
  • Courses need to be confirmed at least 4 weeks prior to semester starting. 
  • Peer mentoring can only run if enough students volunteer from your course. 

What does the Library peer mentoring team do? 

  • The Library peer mentoring team provides administrative support to run the program, this includes: 
  • Recruitment and training of peer mentors. 
  • Provision of promotional materials including image slides and text for canvas announcements. 
  • Weekly engagement report for your course and end of semester infographic report. 
  • Drop-in 'demystifying peer mentoring’ session for your students. 

What is the time commitment for academics? 

Minimal, all we require is for you to let us know if you would like your course supported 4 weeks prior to semester and encourage you students to seek out a peer mentor. 

Activity Time frame Academic Library Peer Mentoring team
Confirm courses Pre-semester yes no
Recruit peer mentors Pre-semester no yes
Train peer mentors Weeks O, 1 and 2 no yes
Promote peer mentoring Week 2 onwards yes yes
Weekly reporting Week 3 onwards no yes
Feedback for peer mentors Week 2 onwards no yes

Promoting peer mentoring to your students

Please help us promote the benefits of peer mentoring by encouraging your students to seek mentorships.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.