Online learning

Accessing lectures

All students who are studying overseas will be able to access lecture recordings online in Canvas.

Some small-class teaching may be available through live-streaming. Your course lecturers 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 timetables

Students who are overseas will not have a traditional timetable with scheduled lectures and tutorials. This is because there are no on-campus classes or lectures scheduled for you to attend in New Zealand. You can study at your own pace remotely.

If you are based at a China Learning Centre, the China-based team will let you know when you are scheduled to meet with learning facilitators to support your online learning.

Libraries and learning support

Access your course readings and request digital copies

You will find all your course readings in Canvas under Reading Lists. If a particular course reading is not available online, we can scan it and send a digital copy to you by email.

Request a scan of a chapter or article

Study and research help

Learning essentials is a great place to start to develop your research and study skills.

Browse learning essentials resources

You can also attend Zoom workshops on reading effectively, writing and referencing.

Access study skills workshops

Ask a question

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

Ask us

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 need assistance, please email

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 need assistance, please email

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.

If you’re unsure of what online video best practice looks like, check out some handy tips and tricks from our Wellbeing Team about How to ace a zoom call.