Teaching and Learning

Casual Academic Staff Handbook

Teaching and Learning

Teaching online

Deakin Studies Online (DSO) is Deakin University's online teaching and learning environment that aims to enhance on- and off-campus learning. See


DSO incorporates a suite of integrated teaching and learning technologies including:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L) = learning management system (LMS)
  • eLive
  • iLecture
  • Turnitin
  • Social Software

It is the Desire2Learn LMS which is the component of DSO which staff and students use predominantly for teaching and learning.

If you are unfamiliar with online teaching, there are many helpful guides available to assist you to navigate your way around the online teaching and learning technologies. These guides are available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/teaching-learning/dso/guides/index.php

IT policies

You will find details of Deakin’s IT policies and guidelines at http://www.deakin.edu.au/its/staff/it-policies.php

Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) provides documentation on how to use the University's IT facilities. Helpful guides are available at


If you need assistance with IT problems of a technical nature, you can contact the IT Service Desk. See http://www.deakin.edu.au/its/servicedesk/

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5th March 2012