CloudDeakin is extremely important for all students as it is the online learning space for course materials, assessment, communication and collaboration with teaching staff and students in your units.
'Welcome to CloudDeakin' provides you with information to help you get the most out of CloudDeakin.
Check out the IT Help site for important information you'll want to know about, particularly at the start of the academic year.
New cloud (online) students will also receive the following publications in the mail:
- A-Z to Deakin for off-campus students - now known as cloud(online)
- iDeal Language brochure
- UniStart brochure
Haven't received your materials yet?
The mailing period for sending material packages to students happens progressively, approximately four weeks before the start of each trimester. Don't be concerned if you do not receive all of your materials at the same time - this is a normal part of the process.
There are several reasons why your materials might not be delivered to you by the start of trimester. These include:
- Having the wrong information on your enrolment record, which means that you will need to make sure you update this with the correct information
- Incorrect or incomplete address details
- Late changes to enrolment details (in particular, the addition of units)
To ensure you receive all your materials, check your postal and enrolment details in StudentConnect (and update if necessary). You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire if your materials have been sent.
Within your unit materials, your Unit Chair will outline if you are required to purchase a textbook. You can also access a Student Booklist which lists the materials required for all units.
There are a number of ways you can buy your textbooks, including:
You can buy books online or by visiting a DUSA bookshop on campus. The DUSA Bookshop also offers a 2nd Hand Books service.
Many textbooks are also available in the Library. However it's important to check availability as they may be on reserve (two-hour loan) or have restricted borrowing durations. There are a wide range of Library services available to off-campus students, including a number of borrowing options and help with topic research. Online resources can be accessed using any internet connection and your Deakin Card. The Library also has online tutorials to help you find materials for your assignments and research.