Online and on-campus classes

Due to COVID-19, some RMIT classes are online and some are on-campus. Find out what different terminology means and how to determine your class mode in myTimetable.

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Online classes in response to COVID-19

To continue supporting students that are affected by travel restrictions due to COVID-19, some classes will be delivered concurrently (online and on campus at the same time) or online only.

Class delivery may change

Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation and government restrictions, some classes planned for on-campus delivery may need to change to online delivery in accordance with the latest government directives and RMIT's COVIDSafe Plan. Students should check Canvas and their student email regularly for the latest information and guidance from their teachers regarding class delivery.



Is your class on campus or online?

Watch and find out how to check if classes are on campus or online in myTimetable. While this video references 2021, the same class delivery methods and processes are in place in 2022.

How to tell if a class is on campus or online

You can tell if a class is on campus or online by checking myTimetable.

  1. Log in to myTimetable (see above) and click on a class in the Enrolment panel on the left hand side of the screen. This will display all of the classes for the course
  2. Look at the Campus column.

If the class is online the Campus column will say Canvas.

If the class is on campus the Campus column will list the campus where the class is being delivered and the Location column will list the class room.

Note: for information on how to read RMIT room numbers, go to Class timetable FAQs. If you are attending campus for classes, you MUST complete COVID campus protocols before you arrive.

Screenshot of student timetable displaying location.

Classes with a mix of on-campus and online delivery

Some classes will be delivered on campus for some weeks and online for other weeks. These classes have multiple ‘parts’. Each part is displayed as P1, P2, etc. in the Activity column.

Take a look at the example below.

Screenshot of student timetable displaying duration and parts of subjects.

In the example above, there are five classes numbered 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05. Each class has two parts labelled P1 and P2. Each student must attend ONE class. So, if you select the 02 class, you must attend 02-P1 classes (on Melbourne City campus) and 02-P2 classes (online via Canvas). You will not be able to mix-and-match parts from across different classes (for example, attend 01-P1 classes and 02-P2 classes).

In the 02 class, P1 classes are taught on Melbourne City campus for some weeks (see the Weeks column) and P2 classes are taught online via Canvas on all other weeks.

It’s important to check the Weeks column so you know which weeks your classes are on campus or online, and the Duration column as some classes might be longer than others.

Entering class preferences

When the preference entry period opens, higher education students will be able to enter their preference for one complete class (for example, the 01 class). Students will not be able to mix-and-match ‘parts’ from different classes (for example, attend 01-P1 classes and 02-P2 classes, see image below).

For instructions on how and when to enter your preferences, see Higher Education Guide to Timetabling.

Screenshot of student timetable displaying time preference.

Most vocational education students do not need to enter preferences, you will be automatically allocated to a class unless your Course Coordinator has told you that you must allocate yourself to a class. See the Vocational Education Guide to Timetabling.

COVIDsafe campus protocols

If you are attending campus for classes or any other reason, please check Coming to campus – COVIDSafe student protocols in advance so you're aware of all mandatory requirements you must complete before attending.
 

Need help?

For common questions, check Class timetable FAQs. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact Student Connect.

If you’re having technical issues accessing myTimetable, contact IT Connect.

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