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RMIT Creds

Provide your students an awareness of academic integrity and digital literacy by embedding micro-credentials into your course.

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

You can request a selection of credentials to be embedded within your Canvas course shells. Speak with your College Creds Specialist or contact the Library Creds Team at library.creds@rmit.edu.au for more information.

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

The Academic Integrity Awareness 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.

Any RMIT student can register to take the Academic Integrity Awareness credential, or you can add to your Canvas course shell. Speak with your College Creds Specialist or contact the Library Learning Team for more information: studysupport@rmit.edu.au.

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Self-paced learning

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 that cover topics on teamwork, leadership, project management, IT skill development, etc. into your Canvas course.

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'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, that enable learning of key business skills. For example, get better at the business software you use every day; learn about time management, communication, and emotional intelligence; learn how to leverage new elearning technologies; and learn about project management and leadership.
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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

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. 

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. 

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

X

 
Recruit Peer Mentors Pre semester

 

X

Train Peer Mentors Weeks O, 1 & 2

 

X

Promote Peer Mentoring Week 2 onwards

X

X

Weekly Reporting Week 3 onwards  

X

Feedback for peer mentors Week 2 onwards

 

X

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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Study Support workshops

Let us collaborate with you to provide training to your students. Discover how the Library can work with you to develop customised classes and resources to improve your students research skills.

The Library offers 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.


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