Curtin OUA Orientation

Orientation is your opportunity to find your way around your online learning environment, explore what support services are available to you and connect with the Curtin community.

As a Curtin OUA student, there are a two steps in your Orientation:

  1. Completing key tasks before classes begin
  2. 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 access your student email and Blackboard, Curtin’s learning management system.

Log on to OASIS to complete the tasks below:

Download your unit outlines

Unit outlines give you details of tasks, assessments and 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 study period.

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 OUA 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 study period.

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.

For more information, you can watch our video and discover what’s in Curtin’s Blackboard.

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.

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.