Online Student Orientation

We understand that online study can be exciting, rewarding, and a very new way of studying for some people. Orientation is your opportunity to find your way around your online learning environment, explore what support services are available to you and connect with your classmates online.

As an online student, there are three key steps in your Orientation:

  1. Completing key tasks before classes begin
  2. Registering and watching the Mature Age/ Online Orientation Webinar
  3. Developing your study skills through our online workshops and learning more about the support services available

Complete the key tasks in OASIS

OASIS is where you can complete your enrolment, check messages and access Blackboard, Curtin’s learning management system.

Log in to OASIS to complete the tasks below:

Complete your enrolment via EnrolNow

Log in to OASIS and follow the prompts to enrol in your units. If you’re studying on campus, you can register for classes and create your class timetable.

Order your student ID card

Your student ID card identifies you as a member of the Curtin community. You’ll need your student ID card when borrowing resources from the library and when you’re attending exams.

Go to the ‘Campus Life & Guild’ tab in OASIS and click on the ‘FastTrack ID Card’ icon to order your student ID card.

Download your unit outlines

Unit outlines give you details of tasks, assessments, contact details for each unit you are enrolled in. Find your unit outlines in the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS. If they’re not available to view yet, check back closer to the start of the semester.

Check your messages and emails in OASIS

Important messages and updates come via two channels: your student email and your Official Communications Channel (OCC), both accessible through OASIS. Check these channels at least once a week to ensure you don’t miss important information

Download your free copy of Microsoft Office

As a Curtin student, you have access to a range of free and discounted software. Follow the steps below to download your free copy of Microsoft Office 365.

  1. Within the OASIS ‘Welcome’ tab, click on ‘Open your OASIS email’.
  2. Click ‘Office 365’ in the top left corner of the page.
  3. Select ‘Install Office’ and follow the prompts.

If you need help, see the Microsoft Office help page.


Completed your tasks in OASIS?

Here’s what else you need to do to get ready for your first week of the semester.

Learn how to use Blackboard and iLecture

Blackboard is Curtin’s learning management system and is where you’ll find the learning resources for your units. Read through the Blackboard student guides and get familiar with Blackboard’s online tools and functions

iLecture allows you to access recordings of your unit lecturers or other video-based resources prepared by your lecturers. Learn about how to use iLecture’s features in the iLecture student guide.

Communicate while you study

There are plenty of ways you can communicate with your tutors, lecturers and fellow students, which will make online studying a rich and interactive experience.

Learn how to use your student email and discussion boards to communicate with your peers.

Connect with your mentor

Undergraduate and enabling program students will be matched with an online mentor who will help you through your first semester at Curtin. Your mentor will email you in the first week of semester.

If you’re a postgraduate student, you can apply for a mentor through the Curtin Student Guild’s Postgraduate Mentor Program.

Complete the Time Management workshop

Successful online students are able to balance studying with other life commitments. Boost your time management skills with the free Study Skills online Time Management workshop.

Follow the New to Curtin Facebook page

Follow the New to Curtin Facebook page for useful tips and tricks from other students on how to have a successful first semester at Curtin.

Download the Orientation checklist

There are other tasks to complete before your first week of semester. Download the Orientation checklist now and find out what you need to do next.


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Next steps

Finished all of the tasks above? Great work! Check back here in late-February 2019 for additional resources to help you make the best start to your journey at Curtin.