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E-learning with CDU
Learnline is our online learning platform. It includes the learning management system Blackboard Learn, combined with Blackboard Collaborate, which offers streaming media services, and other learning technologies. Our online classroom allows staff and students to engage in a range of learning and teaching activities, using the following key features:
- engage with your lecturer and fellow students in live online classes
- share audio and video
- text chat
- download session recording
- access unit content easily
- submit assessments and access grades and feedback
- stay connected on the go with mobile access.
The world is changing faster than ever, and technology is in a constant state of evolution. In Semester 1, 2020 CDU launched the Ultra experience - the next generation in online learning. A clear, simple and responsive design gives Ultra the edge. It looks good and it works well no matter what device you use - mobile, tablet or desktop computer.
"It’s easy to access the online classroom – you just need a microphone, internet and a sharp brain. Online study eventually saves time. You don’t need to wake up early and travel to campus. My lecturers and tutors provide extra support to make our transition as smooth as they can" - Vicky (Master of Professional Accounting Student)
Frequently Asked Questions
All of the support services you may need as an international student are available to you when you study online.
You’ll find plenty of help online with access to free academic support.
Online tutoring is available to students through their Learnline account for both subject-specific and literacy help. Access is available to a free online tutor 24 hours 7 days a week, in more than 40 subjects, including Math, Science, Social Studies, Business, and English.
Enter your topic, subject or question, and you can connect with someone who can help you. Look for the 'Online Tutoring' option under the Help and Support tab in Learnline.
Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)
ALLSP is a free, confidential service that can assist you with academic skills development and can be tailored to the specific unit you are seeking help in.
The ALLSP team work with you to help you understand the requirements of your assignments and to further your study skills. Services ALLSP offer includes:
- One-on-one support, the ALLSP team is available through Phone, Zoom, Teams, Blackboard Collaborate or Skype appointments.
- English language development offers free discipline-specific workshops for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
- Drop-in sessions (online) when you have a quick question.
CDU Library is already online, and they have got lots of resources and support for you. Learn more about the CDU Library.
Students can utilise the support desk 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our online learning platform is updated monthly, bringing regular improvements and new features with no downtime.
Yes, online tuition fees are the same as studying face-to-face. Online study is the same high-quality course, same experienced lecturer as on-campus study; it is just in a different 'classroom'.
Tuition fees depend on the number of units of study, not the mode of study.
Yes, CDU offers this option. The added benefit to you is that online programs are taught to the same schedule as face-to-face programs. Our online students are virtually in the classroom face-to-face with other students. As COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, our students can easily transition to on-campus study.
International student visa holding students in Australia should be taking a full-time study load of 40 credit points. However, CDU has the right to reduce study loads on a case-by-case basis to support our students. We will remain flexible, especially as online study may not be the preferred method of study for our international students.
Non-student visa holders and students overseas are able to take their preferred study load online.