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.
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.
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.
Sure! Click on the green tabs below and we’ll take a tour through each section of the portal.
The menu has direct links to:
View details of courses that you have previously enrolled into.
Access your current courses.
View details of your upcoming courses.
Click on the course name to view details about the course.
After a current course is selected from the Learner Dashboard, details about the course, your Course Progress bar, and a link to the course are displayed.
Select Go to course or select the drop-down arrow to access other options.
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.
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!
Select Sections to access to view each section of your course.
Click on a section heading to access the learning materials for that section.
Select Assessments to access the assessment schedule for the course.
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.
Your course progress bar will grow as you tick off each of the sub-sections.
The red bookmark indicates the page you were on the last time you accessed 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.
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.
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.