There are a variety of tools that you may be asked to use in communicatinge with other students, once you are enrolled in units of study within the Learnline environment.
These tools include:
- Discussion boards
- Private email
- Online classroom
Netiquette (network etiquette or Internet etiquette) covers the dos
and don'ts of communicating online, whether in Learnline or on the
Internet in general. If you don’t have much experience in communicating
on the Internet, it’s important you take the time to learn these
protocols which will help you respect other people and avoid causing
offence. The following website is an invaluable source of advice and
The site includes a Netiquette Quiz, which is very informative.
Another useful netiquette website is Master the Basics:
This site provides information about emoticons (emotion icons or smileys) that you can use in your emails and discussions, acronyms that people often use to save typing (e.g. BTW – by the way, FYI – for your information and IMHO – in my honest/humble opinion); as well as general tips and advice.
Remember, while you are studying with CDU that it is important to familiarise yourself with relevant policies and procedures that may relate to the do’s and don’ts of communicating and acceptable use of ICT when studying online.
If inappropriate content is added to a profile it can be reported and individual profiles can be blocked to others until such time that the profile is reviewed and amended.