Whitireia and WelTec courses start remotely from this week

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Over the next few weeks we’ll restart teaching the majority of our courses and programmes online to help you get into a normal routine while New Zealand is in lockdown for Covid-19.

Your tutor will contact you by email a week before your course is due to restart, so you know and can get ready. We appreciate that not all students will be able to participate due to childcare responsibilities, access to technology or other matters.

Restart dates will happen in waves, so some programmes start next week, and some the following. A handful of programmes have already restarted. By starting courses in waves, our support teams including Learner Journey and ICT (tech) can support you and our tutors to run the programmes remotely. We know there will be some teething issues and we want the time to sort these out with you and our tutors. Unfortunately, some courses won’t resume until we’re back on campus.

If you have queries about your course, check Whitireia Moodle, WelTec Moodle or contact your tutor. If you’re stuck and don’t know how to access these, or need other student support, contact lss@wandw.ac.nz or phone 0800 141 121.


Student FAQs

Q: When will my course start again? 
Your tutor will contact you by email a week before your course is due to restart, so you know and can get ready. We appreciate that not all students will be able to participate due to childcare responsibilities, access to technology or other matters. The restart will happen in waves, so some programmes will start next week, and some the following. A handful of programmes have already restarted. Unfortunately, some won’t resume until we’re back on campus. By restarting courses in waves, our support teams including Learner Journey and ICT (tech) can support you and our tutors to run the programmes remotely. We know there will be some teething issues and we want the time to sort these out with you and our tutors.

Q: How do I find out when my course resumes?
Your tutor will email all students in a programme a week before your course is due to restart, so you know and can get ready. Unfortunately, some of our courses won’t resume until we’re back on campus.

Q: Why are we restarting courses and not waiting until campus is back?
We’re restarting our courses over the next few weeks to help you get into a normal routine while New Zealand is in lockdown for Covid-19. We appreciate that not all students will be able to participate due to childcare responsibilities, access to technology or other matters.

Q: I can’t participate – because I don’t have access to technology, or my childcare responsibilities or other commitments don’t allow me to. What do I do?
We understand some of our students won’t be able to participate as we restart teaching remotely. Contact our support team on lss@wandw.ac.nz or 0800 141 121 and they can talk you through your options.

Q: What’s the plan for how my course will run remotely? Will there be classes at a set time? How do I contact my tutor?
Every course is different. Your tutor will provide more information about how yours will run when they contact you to advise you that your programme is due to re-start.

Q: Will there be penalties for missed assignments?
Please talk to your tutor directly about this.

Q: What do I do if I have limited internet data?
Most internet providers have increased or removed the data cap on broadband plans for a set period of time in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check this with your telecommunications provider.

Q: Where can I find information about my course and other student support?
If you have queries about your course, check Whitireia Moodle or WelTec Moodle or contact your tutor. If you’re stuck and don’t know how to access these, or need other student support, contact lss@wandw.ac.nz or phone 0800 141 121.

Q: What is the plan for trimesters 2 and 3? Will we still operate with the same dates?
At this stage, we are planning for trimesters 2 and 3 to run as normal. However, that will depend on whether the Government extends the lockdown.