If students have never participated in remote learning, how can they be successful?
The best way to be successful in remote learning is for students to stay connected with teachers and classmates, and follow a typical routine - as they normally would with on-campus classes.
Will students still learn the same via remote learning?
This is a unique situation for all Australian universities. Our priority is to ensure a great educational experience despite not being on campus. Our curriculum remains the same even though it is taught remotely.
Will timetables change?
No, remote classes will occur at the same time as timetabled in Sydney-time.
Will classes be remote for the whole semester or will there be face-to-face as well?
For academic programs, all subjects will be delivered remotely via Canvas, Zoom and other collaborative online tools until further notice. This includes both lectures and tutorials. There will be no face-to-face teaching on campus until further notice.
For English programs, all classes will be delivered remotely via UTSOnline, Zoom and other collaborative online tools for terms 5, 6 and 7. There will be no face-to-face teaching on campus until further notice.
Can a student remain offshore and keep studying remotely even after travel restrictions are lifted?
Remote delivery is an interim response to protect the health and wellbeing of students and teachers from the COVID-19 virus. We will aim to resume face-to-face classes in the future.
Will lectures be recorded and made available?
Teachers will decide whether lectures will be recorded. It is important students attend classes as scheduled in their timetable via Ring Central or Zoom and not rely on the recording. Attending classes at the scheduled time allows students to connect with peers and receive instant feedback from teachers. Recordings are best used to revise course content.