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STEP 4 - Preparing for start of term

MyCQU

MyCQU provides you with immediate access to a range of online resources from one central location. MyCQU is located at http://my.cqu.edu.au.

From MyCQU you will find your student email, Moodle, unit profiles, enrolment information, recent alerts, quick links to online resources and a collection of other services including the Student Portal.

Student Portal

The Student Portal is an information hub for all students, found within MyCQU. From here, students can access information about enrolment management, services and support, student finances, events and important announcements. In addition to finding information, from here you can:

  • connect with the CQUni Students Facebook
  • access messages from the latest Student Broadcast via The Noticeboard
  • connect with Ask CQUni
  • access Student Forms
  • access the complete range of Student Guides and Instruction Sheets.

Student Email 

Your CQUniversity student email account is the official means for communication within CQUniversity. The University has the right to send communications to students via email and the right to expect that those communications will be received and read in a timely manner.

The University recommends checking email at least once a week, as some communications may be time critical. For more information about your student email account, please see the Student Email Account Policy located here.

Moodle

Online units are delivered using a system called Moodle and contain a variety of learning materials, services and activities that will help you successfully complete your study.

For information on how to use the activities found in your different online Moodle courses, please refer to the Student Guide to Moodle.

Moodle sites will be available two weeks prior to the commencement of each term. You will be required to access your online units frequently throughout the term.

Timetables

As a CQUni student you may have a number of timetables, including a Class Timetable, Residential School Timetable and Examination Timetable.

If you have enrolled by distance education, otherwise known as flex or external study, you are not required to create your class timetable. Please skip to the Create your Residential School Timetable section of this page.

On-campus students must register for their lectures, tutorials and workshops within a system called My Timetable. My Timetable can be accessed through MyCQU at http://my.cqu.edu.au.

The DRAFT Class Timetable is published in MyCQU, four weeks before the start of term. Students will have a period of two weeks (10 working days) in which to review the proposed timetable and provide comment to the Timetabling Office prior to the publication of the OFFICIAL Class Timetable. The OFFICIAL Class Timetable is published in MyCQU two weeks before start of term.

For assistance viewing the current class timetable in MyCQU please visit the MyCQU All Class Timetables instruction sheet.

My Timetable will become available two weeks before start of term with the release of the OFFICIAL Class Timetable. For assistance registering for classes please visit the My CQUniversity Timetable instruction sheet.

The University reserves the right to amend or modify without prior notice the content of the class timetables.

Residential School Timetables

If you do not have a residential school scheduled for any of the units you have enrolled into this term, you are not required to create a Residential School Timetable. Please skip to the Your Study Schedule section of this page. Unsure? Check the Plan My Study section of the CQUni Handbook!

Distance education students are required to register for their residential schools through the same system used by on-campus students to register for their classes. This system is called My Timetable. My Timetable can be accessed through MyCQU at http://my.cqu.edu.au.

My Timetable will become available two weeks before start of term with the release of the OFFICIAL Class Timetable. For assistance registering for a residential school please visit the My CQUniversity Timetable instruction sheet.

The University reserves the right to amend or modify without prior notice the content of the class timetables.

Your Study Schedule

An important part of preparing for the coming term is planning your Study Schedule. To prepare your Study Schedule, visit your Unit Profile. Unit profiles are released two weeks prior to the start of term and contain:

  • Textbook requirements
  • Weekly Study Schedule
  • Assessment due dates and details
  • Exam details
  • Other important information relating to the unit.

The Study Schedule component of each Unit Profile will become available two weeks before start of term. If you have visited this step earlier than this, please return when your full unit details have been released.

Textbooks

Textbooks are prescribed and/or recommended for most units. To find out what textbooks are prescribed or recommended for your units this term you should:

  • Visit the Bookshop website at http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au and search for your textbook by using your unit code, e.g. HRMT11011; or
  • Visit a CQUniversity campus, and see the Bookshop on that campus to ask what textbooks you require; or
  • Log onto MyCQU at http://my.cqu.edu.au and within 'My Units', select the unit you wish to view and click 'Textbooks'.

Textbooks can be purchased either on-campus, over the phone by calling (07) 49309421, or online at http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au.