The University Of Auckland Distance Learning

All lectures will now be recorded and available online. Some small-class teaching may be available through live-streaming. Your teachers will communicate with you through your Canvas website and are working hard to ensure resources are there to support your learning. Please contact your Course Director or Course Coordinator if you have questions or feedback.

Student Study and Digital Access Conditions

All students will experience some challenges in adjusting to the online environment. The University is aware that some students face additional equipment, broadband, study space and other physical constraints that make it difficult to perform at their best when on-campus facilities are not available. We will be exploring options to mitigate these difficulties and will be communicating with staff and students as soon as solutions have been identified.

Because some students have limited access to high-speed broadband it won’t be possible for teachers to rely on live streaming of lectures and other learning resources. All online resources will also be made available in asynchronous formats.

Libraries and learning support

All of our libraries and information commons are now closed, but we’re still available for online support and all of our digital collections (books, journals, databases, newspapers) are available 24/7.

Study and research help

Libraries and Learning Services’ (LLS) Study skills resources are a great place to start, whether you are just starting out or doing postgraduate or doctoral research.

Browse the LLS Study skills resources

Workshops cover topics such as reading effectively, writing and referencing. Face to face sessions have ceased but we have moved the content of our workshops online.

Access the LLS workshops content

Join an online drop-in session with a Libraries and Learning Services Adviser 

Meet up with one of our Learning Advisers at our virtual drop-in sessions:

When: From Monday 30 March: 9am-4pm.

Where: Join the LLS drop-in session using Zoom *Excluding public holidays and semester breaks

Ask a question

Libraries and Learning Services staff will be in touch by email and we can arrange online

Ask LLS a question

The Faculty of Business and Economics Learning Hub also provides resources for learning online and has resources on academic study skills and digital learning.

Frequently asked questions

What if my course has practical or laboratory components?

Faculties are working hard to find ways to meet the needs of students in courses with practical or laboratory components. Please contact your Course Director as these issues are being resolved on a course-by-course basis.

How will group assignments work online?

Group work assignments can be facilitated using online collaboration and presentation tools. Your lecturers will provide you with guidance on how group work will be undertaken.

What can I do if I don’t have a computer I can use, or reliable internet access?

The University is working to identify students who need a computer and will make available loan computers. If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Helping you study remotely survey, which can be accessed from the Covid-19 page on the home page of the University website. Options for providing students with reliable internet are being investigated.

What can I do if I don’t have a suitable place to study?

The University is reaching out to students who have indicated they don’t have a suitable place to study and is investigating alternative solutions. If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Helping you study remotely survey, which can be accessed from the Covid-19 page on the home page of the University website. This will help us to ascertain your support needs so we can assist with appropriate solutions.

Can I still get in touch with my class representative if I have feedback?

Yes. Class representatives are a really important way to give feedback on a course. Class rep contact information should be posted on your Course Canvas page, or you can find out by going to the AUSA Student Voice website.

What other ways can I provide feedback about my course?

You can contact your Course Director at any time with concerns. It is likely that most courses will be giving students the chance to provide feedback on how the course is going for them.


Setting up a study group

To continue engaging in your study and learning, you may find it helpful to set up a study group with some of your peers. A study group is a proven way to help you and your peers learn together, and to keep yourselves on track when studying remotely. Check out the Setting up a study group guide for information and tips on how to get started.

Zoom guide for students

If you’re unsure about how to use Zoom, check out the handy Zoom guide for students with information about how to download the software, schedule a meeting, share your meeting invitation, host a meeting, and much more.