Submit your assignment online

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You’ve spent days completing your assignment. It’s a well-researched, well-written, perfectly referenced masterpiece. Now, you just need to submit it.

You can submit your assignment online through such channels as TurnitinSafeAssign, or the Blackboard submission tool.

Simply, head to your Learning@Griffith course site, locate the assignment submission point, follow some super easy instructions, and you’re done and dusted.

So where are these super easy instructions?  Right here, of course:

Keep in mind that some assignments may still need to be physically submitted to your school. See your course profile for more details.

Need further help? Contact your friendly IT Service Centre, or ASK US.


Have you accessed Learning@Griffith yet? 

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Learning@Griffith is the University’s online and teaching environment where you find your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

If you are feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your way around the system, here are the essentials.

Each one of your courses has a course site in Learning@Griffith. To get there, simply log into Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organizations.

Typically, this will take you to a page with My AnnouncementsMy TasksWhat’s New and items To Do. But each course site is different so don’t panic if you can’t see this.

To find your lecture notes, you will need to click Course Content (in the left-hand navigation menu). Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks. Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.

Also, check here for course readings and lecture recordings. If you can’t find them, see if there’s a link in the left navigation menu. Lecture Capture technology allows lecturers to make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to you via your Learning@Griffith course site.  Find out more about this service on the Lecture Capture web page.

Head to the Learning@Griffith for students web page for further help with accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith. If you have a question about the system, you can Ask Us (online answers to heaps of student FAQ’s) or ring the IT Service Centre.


How to print, scan, and copy

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As a student, you can print, scan, and copy on campus.

If you’re brand new, you’ll need to set up a printing account. You can easily do this at any Red Kiosk (located in your Griffith library and most computer labs), or by visiting the friendly staff at any library service desk.

You’ll just need your student number and some money to add to your account. Oh, and you’ll be asked to select a 4-digit PIN.

Once that’s done, you’re all set to:

Print
You can send jobs to print from any Griffith common-use computer, or wirelessly from your own device. And the good news is you can pick up your print job from any Multi-Function-Device (MFD) on campus. That’s right, any MFD on campus! How much does it cost to print an A4 page? That’s a good question. Check out the Student Printing Costs page for a price list.

Scan
Scanning is free for all Griffith students and available on all MFDs. Scanned contents will automatically be sent to your student email in PDF form.

Copy
Do you need to photocopy pages from a textbook or your friend’s awesome lecture notes? The library has your back. Our MFD’s are multifunctional (funny, that) and allow you to make as many copies as you need (or can afford). What do you mean you only need one? Party pooper.

Head to the Student Printing page to find out how to print, scan, and copy. While you are at, also check your print balance online. There’s nothing worse, than being caught short!

And once you’ve finished your studies and no longer need your printing account, you can claim any remaining print credit back. Score!


Show us your best #libraryshelfie and WIN!

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Library Shelfie is back and we’re giving you $300!

Take your best Library Shelfie and share it with us on Instagram for a chance to win a $300 prepaid Visa Card.

Follow our Instagram for inspiration and to view entries.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Step 1 Take a pic inside a Griffith Library
  • Step 2 Share it on Instagram, get crafty with your caption, and use #libraryshelfie and #griffithuni.
  • Step 3 Make sure you’re following @griffithlibrary on Instagram

Entries will be judged on original photography and content.

Entries will be displayed on the Library Blog during Week 5 and put to a student vote. The entry with the most votes WINS $300!

The Library Shelfie competition runs from 3 July 2017 until 28 July 2017. So get snapping and WIN!

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4 things to do when you finish exams

Celebrate. Sleep. Netflix. Repeat. Duh!

Some things are just obvious, right? We don’t need to tell you to have fun, relax and catch up on all the things you couldn’t do (without guilt) during the trimester.

But just in case you are waiting for us to do just that: have that house party, take a nine-hour nana nap, and watch all the seasons of Game of Thrones (again).

Now, that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the 4 things you should do AFTER all of that (because Trimester 2 starts in two short weeks).

1. Sell your books

Did you know that Griffith has a Textbook Exchange? It’s a free service provided by the Welfare & Student Liaison Office for students and staff of Griffith University to buy or sell their secondhand textbooks.

2. Get organised

Clean out your backpack, clear your study desk and file away your Trimester 1 paraphernalia (study notes, assignments, research papers etc). Remember, future you may find this stuff useful in the, um, future.

It’s also a good time to think about the year ahead. Add Important dates from the academic calendar to your planner, Google calendar or diary so you don’t get caught out.

3. Make improvements

No doubt you’re aware your grades for this Trimester are released on Wednesday 28 June.

If you have a sneaking suspicion that you didn’t achieve the levels of academic awesomeness that you’d hoped for, hatch a plan to fix this for next Trimester.

What can you do? Get feedback from your lecturers and tutors, find out how Student Services can support you, or attend a free Earlybird workshop offered by the library.

4. Update your social media

No, we don’t mean you should go crazy with your Facebook posts, Insta pics or Snapchat videos. Although, by all means, go for it.

We are talking about your professional accounts. Yes, it’s time to give a little love to your LinkedIn and use social media to sell yourself.

Did you complete an internship, join a professional association, win an academic award or score a casual job during T1? Tell potential employers by updating your LinkedIn profile.


Cyber security alert: bogus Griffith library emails

There has recently been a spate of fake library system notices sent to Griffith University staff and students which attempt to steal your username and password and potentially other personal information.

While there are a few variations of the email, most have the Subject: ‘Library Notifications’ and have a falsified From: address of ‘libraries@griffith.edu.au’.

The body of the email contains a claim that your library account access will expire soon due to ‘security precautions established to protect the University Libraries System’. It will tell you that you need to ‘renew your library account on a regular basis’ and to click on the given link.

Clicking on the link takes you to a malicious website, crafted to look exactly like Griffith’s Single Sign-On (SSO) Login page. This site is able to steal any username and passwords entered.

If you believe that you may have entered your login details on the fake login page, please change your Griffith password immediately.

Here are some tips on spotting bogus emails:

  • Does the address of the sender seem real?  Quite often phishing emails have a real looking name but the email address itself is a free email service rather than a Griffith address.
  • Is the email full of errors? While we all make the occasional spelling and grammatical errors, bogus emails tend to have a lot of errors in only a few sentences.
  • Does the email demand you click on a link and login to something immediately, otherwise you’ll lose access? They’re deliberately worded to make you curious or worried so you click on the link without thinking twice.
  • Is the email from a completely unexpected source? If you’ve not entered a lottery or competition, you cannot have won.

Please forward any suspicious emails to the Information Security team.


Kick start your study success by attending an earlybird workshop

Quick quiz:

  • Are you starting uni this trimester?
  • Did you find last trimester’s study a challenge?
  • Do you want to further develop your learning skills?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, our earlybird workshops are perfect for you!

Prior to Trimester 2, 2017, we are offering the following earlybird workshops free to Griffith students:

Strategies for study at university
Get an overview of university culture and expectations, and learn some helpful strategies for managing your time and studying effectively. Beginning the trimester with a head start on study and time management will make a world of difference, we promise!

Writing university assignments
Does your assignment writing process involve opening a new word document, and staring at an empty page for 30 minutes trying to come up with an opening sentence? Don’t let assignments get the better of you! This workshop will cover the basics of getting started on structuring and writing assignments, and will help prepare you to smash the next assignment you get!

Researching and Referencing for your assignments
Being able to research and reference is a kinda crucial part of uni. If this seems daunting, come along to this workshop. You’ll gain awareness of the wide range of information resources available at Griffith and learn to identify the principles of referencing and the process of applying them within academic work.

Check out the times, dates, and locations, come along to a workshop, and start trimester two prepared for success!