What tools and apps should I use?

The MyMurdoch portal and app continues to be the primary tool to access all your learning tools and activities including;

  • Get easy access to online help and advice options
  • Discover and join social media groups
  • Access your free Microsoft Office 365 programs
  • Join online events.
what tools and apps should I use

For specific detail on how your classes, labs, pracs, tutes will be run during the COVID-19 situation, please contact your individual Unit Coordinators. They will make use of various video capture options or pre-recorded sessions and links will be provided to you.

For WIL, internships and clinics, please check with your individual Unit Coordinators. Tools will be used that are already in place at the individual organisation. You can also check with Work Integrated Learning team.

For other teaching and learning practice your lecturers / coordinators will let you know when they are available for virtual office hours via Blackboard Collaborate.

Murdoch apps and tools

MyMurdoch Learning (LMS)

The LMS (Moodle) has discussion forums and other tools and is available via myMurdoch portal and app.

You can also submit assignments via LMS

As well the LMS, you may need to use any of the following tools in your studies. 

Lecture Capture System (LCS) - Echo360

Live webcasting of lectures to allow real-time participation, in addition to recordings.

How do I view lecture recordings?

How do I download lecture recordings?

Blackboard Collaborate

This tool enables interactive online sessions with screen sharing, whiteboard, polls and breakout rooms. Collaborate sessions may be set up in your units as needed for your learning and can be accessed from each unit LMS page.

What is Blackboard Collaborate?

PebblePad

You can use the range of tools in the PebblePad personal learning / ePortfolio system to plan, record, reflect and provide evidence of learning or competencies.

What is PebblePad?

You can also use the following tools for additional help with your studies. 

Studiosity

You can live connect with a subject specialist or get writing feedback on this online, on-demand study help platform available to all Murdoch students through any unit LMS site. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can get help whenever you need it. You can access up to 20 submissions/sessions free each year.

What is Studiosity?

Urkund

A fully-automatic machine learning text-recognition system made for detecting, preventing and handling plagiarism.

Find out more about Urkund at MyAnswers

Grammarly

You can use this tool to help you with your writing. Grammarly analyses your written text and offers suggestions for grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and style.

How do I use Grammarly?

Microsoft Office 365 tools

Office 365 is a bundle of productivity software and services that you can access as a Murdoch student. Office 365 contains the traditional versions of Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Teams, Yammer, Skype for Business and Planner.

As Office 365 is cloud-based, all your work can be stored for easy remote access by Windows, Mac and mobile devices.

Install Microsoft Office 365

If you’re unfamiliar with these programs, watch the introductory videos:

Please contact the Information Technology Services team if you need further assistance.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork that you can access through your preferred web browser. It’s an app that can help you work with others as a team by using chat instead of emails and channels instead of file folders.

You can securely edit files at the same time as other group members, start team discussions and collaborate. ​

You can download Microsoft Teams on your personal device by visiting the Download Microsoft Teams page and following the prompts.

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is an excellent online digital note-maker that you can use to organise your studies and it’s free to all Murdoch students. This video shows you how you can store your study notes using .

Skype for Business​

Skype for Business is a communications service that connects people for meetings and conversations anytime and from virtually anywhere. It gives you access to information about presence (Online, Busy or Away), enables instant messaging, audio and video calling, online meetings and web conferencing capabilities.

You can download Skype for Business on your personal device by visiting the Download Skype for Business webpage and follow the prompts.