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Important update from the Dean of Macleay College, Professor Roger March, on COVID-19

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As you are well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting many aspects of our daily lives, including education. This is a unique time and we are making rapid changes day by day.

The Macleay team has been monitoring the situation and carefully considering the implications for your wellbeing and that of lecturers and staff.

Macleay has decided that all classes will transition to online from Thursday 19th March. This means the final face-to-face classes will be Wednesday 18th March.

This decision has been made with your health and safety as our first priority.

We have been planning for this contingency for some time and are now well positioned to implement this transition.

Things to know and prepare for learning online:

  • Your timetable for online classes will be the same as your face-to-face classes
  • Technical/IT support is available at helpdesk@macleay.edu.au
  • Online academic skills support is available from Samantha Benscher (Sydney) sbenscher@macleay.edu and Matt Lawrence (Melbourne)mlawrence@macleay.edu.au
  • Studiosity is always available through Moodle
  • Lecturers will adopt different approaches to teaching online. Most lecturers will use Zoom to run live classes or to record a lecture prior to the class time and embed the link in Moodle. If you are new to Zoom please watch this video: https://mymacleay.edu.au/course/view.php?id=376
    • For mobile phone access download the app and login as a new user.
    • For computer access simply wait for the lecturer to send an invitation by email with a 9-digit Zoom ID.

Classes will only be delivered online from Thursday 19 March onwards.

The campus will still remain open for you to use Macleay computers, WiFi and study spaces.

While the COVID-19 situation continues to be volatile, we expect that classes will be delivered online at least until April 6 but perhaps longer. We will continue to monitor developments and will of course communicate to you on a regular basis. Make sure you check your Macleay emails on a regular basis.

Please continue to follow the public health guidelines about your personal behaviour to try to minimise the spread of the virus in the community.

If you have any questions or concerns about your learning experience at Macleay College, please contact your lecturer in the first instance or the relevant Head of Department.

Best wishes

Dr Roger March

Associate Dean | Teaching & Learning

rmarch@macleay.edu.au

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