Resources for staff and students

Teaching across borders and countries can be challenging. This site aims to assist academics and students during priority international events.

Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice for Teachers

Information for Griffith staff teaching online as a consequence of the Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Advice for Learners

Information for Griffith students studying online as a consequence of the Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Advice for Teachers

Many of you likely have experience teaching online, so teaching students based overseas will hold little challenge. However, if you are new to online teaching, there are a few simple things to do to create a great learning experience.

Importantly, the principles are the same for online as they are for face-to-face. Great learning experiences rely on convenor ‘presence’, clear assessment guidelines and good feedback.

How do I teach online?

Where can I find more guidance?

Coronavirus and the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)

Coronavirus Advice for Learners

Firstly, we hope you and your family are well and safe. At this time of the Coronovirus, we are sure it’s not easy for you or your family. If you require any support or guidance, please visit the Information for Students site for more information.

If you are reading this, we expect you might be planning to study your courses online with us and we want to let you know we at Griffith intend to make this as easy as possible for you. If you have not taken a course online before, it can be a little daunting, so the first thing we advise is that you take a look through Thrive Online. This resource, designed by students, will help demystify the online learning experience and assist you through the ‘before, during and almost finished’ stages of online learning.

As you work your way through Thrive Online, it’s important to note that learning online is very similar to every other mode of learning. It requires preparation, discussion and assessment. The key differences are that you will have a discussion area for chatting to the class and the convenor, and usually webinars for real-time conversation with the convenor.

So, while you cannot be at a Griffith University campus, you will be able to continue your studies and engage with your classmates while the wider challenges of the Coronavirus are dealt with.

As you begin your studies online with us, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Course Convenor if you have any questions.

Please note that at Griffith we do not record the mode of course (face-to-face or online or blended) on your records or certificates, it is all just studying at Griffith. Griffith has 12,000 online students. We stand behind all the courses we teach and the different modes made available to cater for different student needs.

As you proceed with your studies, we wish you good luck and will support you during these difficult times.

The Coronavirus Context and Access to Learning

This may be the first time you are studying in an online context as a consequence of the Coronavirus. Below are some resources and advice to get you ‘up and running’ during this time.

Options for commencing and returning students - have you registered to study online?

Using Griffith University Learning and Teaching Systems/Tools in China

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