SSS032 Introduction to Learning Online (2)

Introduction to Learning Online introduces students to the CSU online learning environment. Through authentic activities within Interact2, students will develop the skills and confidence necessary to successfully begin their studies at CSU. Practical learning activities will incorporate the key elements of online learning, including navigating the Interact2 environment, watching presentations, participating in online meetings and forum discussions, searching for and evaluating information and submitting assignments. Topics also encompass the development of a personal learning plan, time management and tips for locating additional internet based study tools and student support available. It is estimated that approximately 14 hours of personal study will be required to complete the subject.


Session 1 (30)
Orange Campus
Session 2 (60)
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS032. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Division of Student Services

Enrolment Restrictions

Students will need to have access to the Internet, including email

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Use Interact2 for accessing study materials and maintaining effective interactions with lecturers and fellow students;
  • Use other CSU learning tools such as EASTS, the Online Meeting Tool and CSU Replay;
  • Use seach tools to locate relevant information on the Internet;
  • Develop a personal learning plan and time management strategies for effective online learning;
  • Demonstrate approaches that ensure meaningful participation in an online learning community;
  • Demonstrate awareness of online tools available for note taking, bookmarking and referencing:
  • Identify and locate resources and services to address future needs for effective online learning; and


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introducing online learning environments and Interact2
  • Participating in online learning communities
  • Participating in synchronous online classes
  • Watching recorded presentations and submitting assignments
  • Searching the web for quality online information
  • Planning and managing online learning
  • Locating internet-based study tools and available student support and reflecting on future learning needs

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.