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Preparing for online learning


Before you attend your first online lecture or class, give yourself time to get familiar with Canvas and Collaborate Ultra. Learn about your technical settings, including your audio and your video.

Canvas is RMIT’s online Learning Management System. In Canvas you will find all of your course content, including assessment tasks, and past lecture recordings. 

Collaborate Ultra: Connect to your live online lectures and classes via the Collaborate Ultra link in Canvas.

Familiarise yourself with Canvas and Collaborate Ultra.

Navigating Canvas

Learn more about Canvas, like how to set up your notifications and announcements, find your assessment tasks, grades, feedback, and more in this video.

Collaborate Ultra functions

Make sure you understand the functions of Collaborate Ultra.

Do you know how to:

  • log on to Collaborate Ultra?
  • turn your audio on and off?
  • turn your video on and off?
  • raise and lower your hand?
  • send a message in the chat?
  • find your audio and video settings? 

Remember, before each online lecture or class:

  • log in early to allow time for any technical issues check your battery, power supply, and internet connection
  • check your audio and video settings
  • turn your sound up.

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