Places and spaces
Educational technologies play a big role in the daily lives of RMIT staff and students. You will teach in digitally-enabled teaching spaces, whether that be online, e.g. in the learning management system, or face-to-face in a digitally enabled teaching space.
RMIT has a broad range of teaching spaces that promote collaborative learning. Visit learning and teaching spaces to find out about the different types of physical spaces and how they can be used.
Property Central (login required) provides room details and maps so you can see room details, layouts and in some cases pictures of teaching spaces. Room availability can be checked and bookings made using the Web Room Booking System (login required).
AV Services have training videos explaining how to use the AV systems in teaching spaces. Students and staff can also borrow a wide range of audiovisual equipment, free of charge, from Audio Visual Loans.
Room issues and access
Room related issues, e.g. malfunctioning equipment, can be reportred via the Service and Support centre. If the AV does not work in a room, contanct, AV Support. They have a priority service and can have a technician on-site within 15 minutes of raising an AV equipment issue on 58888 if using the RMIT room phone, or 9925 8888 if you use a non-RMIT phone, such as your mobile.
Digital spaces and technologies
The Learning Hub is the point of entry for staff to access and manage program and course content in Blackboard, RMIT’s learning management system.
RMIT’s Google Apps for Education provides a suite of communication and collaboration tools that can be used by RMIT staff and students. Through Google Apps, you have access to Gmail, Calendar, Sites and Drive, including Docs, Sheets, Slides and forms. RMIT also has an additional opt-in process that provides you with access to additional services, such as Google+, Communities, Blogger and YouTube.
For further information on RMIT’s physical and digital spaces, contact your program manager or course-coordinator about what technology is available in your school, or your college learning and teaching support groups.
Teaching with technology
The Teaching with Technology website contains information regarding RMIT’s educational technologies, including tips on getting started, good practice guidelines and support resources. It also contains information about teaching practices that encourage exploration, problem solving, reflection, collaboration and self-managed learning using educational technologies.
All staff and students have free access to Lynda.com through the library. This provides training around many different technologies and software programs.