MY JOURNEY AHEAD

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My Journey Ahead

Whakapono ahau ka taea e au te angitu. I believe I can succeed."

It’s important to take care of your taha hinengaro (mental and emotional wellbeing) throughout your course.

One of the best ways to overcome anxiety and get yourself in the right head space to learn is to make sure you’re prepared for the journey ahead.

How do I use the eCampus NZ portal?

The first step to getting prepared is to log in to the eCampus NZ portal. You’ll use the portal to access your learning materials, chat with your facilitator and fellow learners, and submit assignments. You can learn the basics of how to use the portal below, but do check out our Using the eCampus NZ Portal page for more detailed information.

How do I log in?

The first step to getting prepared is to log in to the eCampus NZ portal. You’ll use the portal to access your learning materials, chat with your facilitator and fellow learners, and submit assignments.

Step 1: Click on the blue ‘Portal Login’ button at the top right of this page.

Step 2: Enter your eCampus NZ login details. When you are fully enrolled, you will receive these via an email  from eCampus NZ’s IT team. You will receive a link to reset your password in the same email.

If you can’t find them, check your spam folder. Note: your enrolling institute will also send you account details. Use the log in details from eCampus NZ to log in and learn.

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Can you show me around the portal?

Sure! Click on the green tabs below and we’ll take a tour through each section of the portal.

Your learner dashboard is the first screen you will see.

 
  • The My Courses section is where you will find details of your past, current, and future courses. 
  • My Communications is where you will go to access forum posts, personal messages, and details about your classmates.
  • The eCampus News section is your link to topical eCampus news items.
  • If at any time you would like to submit your feedback, head to Have Feedback?
  • Visit My Calendar to track your upcoming assessments.
  • My Contacts is where you can find contact details for the eCampus NZ Helpdesk, your student advisor, and your enrolling institute. 

You can click on the three bars to expand or contract the main navigation menu.

The menu has direct links to:

  • Your learner dashboard
  • My Courses, which is where you'll access current courses
  • My Calendar, where you can view upcoming assessments
  • My Conversations, where you can view course forum posts and page comments
  • My Extensions, where you can submit and view assessment extension requests
  • My Messages, where you can view and reply to incoming messages. You can also send messages to your classmates
  • Your personal profile
  • Your Office 365 dashboard
  • My Support, where you'll find direct links to support materials on this site.

The My Courses section has three tabs to help you keep track of your enrolments

 

Past 

View details of courses that you have previously enrolled into.  

Current 

Access your current courses. 

Future 

View details of your upcoming courses. 

You'll find your current courses displayed on your learner dashboard. 

Click on the course name to view details about the course. 

 
Current Course Details

After a current course is selected from the Learner Dashboard, details about the courseyour Course Progress bar, and a link to the course are displayed. 


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Go to course or select the drop-down arrow to access other options. 

 

 

Course Home Page 

This is where you'll find important information about your course, like course completion requirements, frequently asked questions, and how to contact your facilitator and student advisor.


Course Overview
 

Before you start studying, move through the Course Overview using the menu on the left of your screen.

Even if you've already completed courses with eCampus NZ before, you should look closely at the Important Information page, as this contains course-specific information about assessments, learning outcomes, and course completion requirements.

The Learning Path outlines how you should progress with the course and shows a weekly schedule to suggest course targets. It also indicates assessment due dates. 

You'll find introductions from your eCampus NZ support team when you click on Meet your facilitator and Meet your student advisor sections.

You will also find frequently asked questions specific to your course, a general discussion forum, a glossary of key terms, and a reference list (in APA format) which lists the texts and videos used in your course. Use this list when you're writing assignments to make the referencing process much easier!


Course Sections
 

Select Sections to access to view each section of your course.

Click on a section heading to access the learning materials for that section. 


Course Assessments
 

Select Assessments to access the assessment schedule for the course. 

  


Recording Course Progress
 

 

Checking off each section as you complete it will help you, your facilitator, and your advisor monitor your progress. 

 

 

Click the circle next to each sub-section once you have completed the learning activities. The circle will then change to a green tick. 

 
Course Progress Bar 

Your course progress bar will grow as you tick off each of the sub-sections.  


Bookmark
  

The red bookmark indicates the page you were on the last time you accessed the course. 


Go to where I was last in the course
 

You can easily get back to the last page you opened on the course from the learner dashboard.  Open the course and select ‘Go to where I was last in the course’. 

Action! Take a moment now to log in to the portal so you know your way around before your course starts.

What happens when I finish my courses?

At the end of your course (usually within 2-3 weeks of the course end date) your assessment results and provisional course result will be sent to your enrolling institute for final approval. You will receive your confirmed course result from them. They will let you know how to access the result, and when it is available.

Your institute will approve the award of a qualification when you have met all course requirements, and you will be invited to attend their graduation ceremony should you wish to. You will also receive a digital badge in recognition of your learning. Digital badges are modern versions of paper certificates that make it easy for you to share your achievements online.

How can I set myself up for success?

In working your way through this toolkit, you’ve already taken the first step towards success.

Another thing you can do to prepare yourself for the journey ahead is to explore this site and take a look at some of the resources and study tips we have created especially for online learners! Here are some useful resources to get you started.

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