Where do I start?
When you start studying, there is so much information and it can be hard to know where to start. In this video online students give their tips on how to get started.
Learn how Uni works
myGriffith is your personalised gateway to what you will need during your studies with Griffith. When you start with Griffith, myGriffith will include myOrientation, taking your through essentials such as how to change enrolment, use the library and more.
Explore your course
All of the online courses at Griffith are in “Learning@Griffith”, our online portal to your course sites . Navigating around your online course can take some getting used to, but you will find you will quickly become familiar with your courses and how to find what you need. This video gives you a snapshot of how online courses look.
About to start a new course? Grab a coffee and take a look at each part of the course site so you know where to find what you need.
Plan your time
Time management is one of the most important strategies for getting started in your online studies. Add due dates to your calendar as soon as you have this information. Plan when you will actually study and work on assignments. Think about commitments you already have – work, family, even housework – then plan your routine.
Griffith University has a study planner that allows you to find out how much time you can dedicate to your studies.
Start thinking about assessment
You will have a lot of information about your assessment in the course site. Research has found putting the details of assessment into your own words will help you make a significant start on assessment tasks. For more on assessment, see What will assessment look like?
Get to know other students
You don’t have to feel alone when you are studying online. In fact – you will have the chance to get to know people from around the world. Your course will include a platform for being a part of a learning community, so you can learn not just from the teaching staff, but from other students as well.
Ask for help
Asking for help early is a great strategy for saving you time and angst. Some key sources of help include:
- Student Administration (must have a Griffith login)
- AskUs regarding enrolments, fees, graduation and so on
- IT Service Centre for technical assistance
- Student Services regarding health and wellbeing, welfare and equity
Check the Course Profile
Even before you can access your course in Learning@Griffith, you can learn a lot about your course by referring to the Course Profile. The assessment, learning outcomes and activities are all described in the Course Profile. You can usually access the Course Profile 4 weeks prior to the course commencing.