Online enabled study

Online enabled study

We’re all in this together, and nothing will slow us down. We’ve changed the way we’re teaching so you can continue your education online.

Melbourne is now moving towards ‘COVID Normal’ with many of the restrictions being eased and the city returning to life. In step with the easing of restrictions in Victoria, the University is planning for a gradual return of more activities on campus in the new year.

In Semester 1 2021, learning will happen through a mix of face-to-face and online activities.

RMIT plans to have as many classes on campus as possible, however physical distancing and overseas travel restrictions means it will not be possible to have all learning activities on campus.

Hundreds of courses will continue to be available online for you to resume face-to-face when possible, without compromising on the quality of our education and student outcomes. We welcome you to an engaged digital community, where we connect and learn together, no matter where you are in the world.

Flexible online learning at RMIT University

Study online and on campus.

At RMIT we don’t want our students to miss out on their studies as a result of COVID-19. We want our students and global community to continue on their education journey as best they can, in a world that’s rapidly changing.

Frequently asked questions

RMIT has been working to deliver blended learning – a mix of online and face-to-face learning, depending on the course requirements – for some time. This has been accelerated due to the current climate.

Flexible study allows students to study online by participating in lectures and tutorials via Canvas, our online learning and teaching platform, to ensure continued learning throughout this period.

All lectures will be delivered online.

Tutorials, lectorials, practicals and workshops may be on campus, online or a mix of both.

Classes requiring specialist equipment and spaces will be prioritised for on campus learning.

RMIT uses Canvas, a learning and teaching platform, to record and store lectures so you can go back and re-watch them at any point and review tasks set by your lecturer.

Tutorials, workshops and seminars are being held online via a video-based system that allows teachers to present interactive content during classes. You’ll login and join your teachers and classmates, participating as you would when attending face-to-face classes.

Your subjects may require group work, online discussion, or other interactive activities as required for assessment, all of which can be done online.

We understand that many courses and subjects are best suited face-to-face teaching, such as those that use labs, studio space, and those that require hands-on learning and facilities. 

Wherever possible, we have reworked our course content to allow for online teaching. 

If you are unable to attend campus in Semester 1 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions or legitimate personal circumstances, you will either be offered the option to take equivalent online activities or complete activities on campus at a future date.

RMIT is committed to ensuring no students are disadvantaged regardless of how and where they study. However, students should be aware that if they cannot attend campus, this may result in delays to their progression and program completion.

RMIT has adapted your learning so that all activities can take place online, including submitting assignments and completing assessments. 

Currently, no exams or supervised assessments are taking place. Your performance will be measured through practical assessments.

Choose from a wide range of courses open for 2021

We have a wide range of courses now online, enabled and open for application.

Find a course to suit you and start studying in 2021.  

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Connection, community and collaboration

As part of our online enabled study options we’re developing important connection points with our students, including:

  • weekly videos to outline and recap lessons
  • discussion with students through online collaboration tools and forums
  • online drop-in sessions with lecturers
  • online learning activities to demonstrate skills and receive feedback.

This means you’ll get the experience and vocational skills that set RMIT graduates apart. 

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Contacting RMIT

While we aim to have this information updated as quickly as we can and as soon as we have any changes.

While we do this we’re aware that we may not have all the information you require, so if you have any questions, or if anything is not clear or currently available online, please know that our Study@RMIT team is here to help.

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