What do I need to study online?
You need regular access to a computer with a wireless or broadband internet connection. You can access the University Learning Management System (LMS) from your computer or a range of other computing devices such as smart phones or tablets. Log in from an access lab or learning hub on campus, from home, or at an internet cafe.
My units of study in the LMS
When you log in to the LMS you will see your uos websites under the heading 'My Units of Study'. Important information such as outages and changes to the LMS will be published in Student Announcements above 'My Units of Study'. Links to Announcements, My Grades, the Calendar and Tasks appear in the lefthand column.
Tips on using the LMS
- Always remember to log out of the University LMS once you have finished, especially on a public or shared computer.
- Never save your password on your mobile or a shared computer.
- Always use a TextEdit (Mac) or Notepad (PC) to write any lengthy discussion postings or assignment submissions. Your session times out after 45 mins of non-activity. Typing into the same box or field in a discussion thread is considered non-activity by the computer if you are not actively saving drafts.
- Do not cut and paste from Microsoft Word into the LMS. Use TextEdit (Mac) or NotePad (PC) instead.