E-Learning Courses

The following e-learning courses have been designed for UON students in collaboration with UK based company EPIGEUM and are the first programs of their kind that are designed to support your transition into and throughout your University degree. The below courses are free for UON students and provide you with a certificate of completion for your personal portfolio.

Academic Success: Skills for Learning and Life is a free online course designed to help you set expectations about university life and start developing your academic study skills. Academic Success is free for all new students in their first semester of study. It's a great way to make sure you feel confident for day 1 and prepared for the semester ahead. Find out what's covered in the course and how to access it below.


What's covered in the course?

Module 1: What is higher education for?

The first module focuses on what university is like outside of the classroom. As you work through the first module you will:

  • Consider what your first few days will be like
  • Find out how to get involved in the campus community through clubs, societies, volunteering and more
  • Be introduced to some of the support available to help you successfully complete your studies
  • Get tips on how to adjust to living out of home for students moving away for the first time

Module 2: Introduction to student skills

The second module is all about the study skills you will need to help complete your coursework. By the end of the module you will have developed your skills in:

  • Assessment planning
  • Effective reading
  • Academic writing
  • Note taking
  • Group work
  • Presentations
  • Time management
  • Motivation

How do I access Academic Success?

Academic Success uses Blackboard, the same learning management system that you will use for each of the courses that make up your degree. To access Blackboard:

  1. Login to myUON
  2. Select UONline from the Launchpad
  3. Click on the Blackboard tab at the top of the page
  4. Select the Academic Success: Skills for Learning and Life link under the 'My Other Sites' heading.

Recognition for completing the course

All students who complete the Academic Success: Skills for Learning course prior to the first day of semester will go into the draw to win a $50 Co-op bookshop voucher.

This course is designed to help you develop your academic reading, writing and listening skills.  It is helpful for students who are keen to advance their academic skills, or for students who have been away from study for a while. To access the course you will need to enrol through your UONline account.  To do this you:

  1. Login to UONline
  2. Go to the 'Blackboard' tab
  3. Go to 'Previous Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter 'English for Academic Studies' into 'Search Other Sites'
  4. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  5. The English for Academic Studies Blackboard site should now be available in your 'My Other Sites'.

This course is designed to help you understand how to seek consent, how to recognise it and how to identify situations where it can’t be given. It covers the areas of sexual consent, communication and relationships, and bystander intervention. Using interactive activities, and character scenarios you can relate to, it walks you through the importance of good communication, clear boundaries and mutual respect. You will learn how to recognise difficult situations and possible ways of stepping in if others need help.

You will find the course when logged into your UONline account.

This course is a resource for all university staff and student leaders. The course was developed in collaboration with an international range of higher education experts and professional practitioners, and is a high-quality, interactive and comprehensive training on the first response to disclosures of sexual assault and harrassment. The course empowers staff and student leaders across a wide range of roles and departments to manage this sensitive and complex issue, providing them with the skills to respond appropriately, empathetically and confidently.

Staff can access this course through the UON Discover portal

Student leaders can access the course through your UONline account.  To do this you:

  1. Login to UONline
  2. Go to the 'Blackboard' tab
  3. Go to 'Previous Sites' tab (2nd tab along the top) and enter ‘Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence' into 'Search Other Sites'
  4. Below the Organisation ID, there is a grey drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and select 'Enrol' followed by 'Submit'
  5. The course should now be available in your 'My Other Sites’.