What’s new with Learning@Griffith?

Learning@Griffith is the University’s online learning and teaching environment, from which you can access your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

As a diligent student, you’re probably way too familiar with Learning@Griffith – constantly logging on to check your learning content, stay up to date (and ahead!) on readings, revising lectures. Yep, you spend way more time on Learning@Griffing than Facebook and Reddit, right?

However there are a few nifty features available that you might not know about:

Support Centre

You may notice a new little Support? tab pop up in the top right-hand corner of your page. This is your link to the Learning@Griffith Support Centre.

Have you ever been on Learning@Griffith and confused, needed help, or just a bit more information? Wish you could get that with the click of a button? Well, now you can!

Clicking on the Support Centre icon will open the Support Centre pop-up box which includes:

  • Direct links to Ask Us questions – simply select the category of information you’re after, and see the relevant Ask Us results.
  • A search function, so you can search our self-help resources for the information you’re after.
  • Links to further support. Either phone us directly, or email from the Support Centre directly to support analyst (this is handy if you need to attach any content).

The Support Centre is a contextual help item. This means that the support centre will take into account which page you are on in order to provide you with the most relevant support resources.

Personalise page

Did you know you can personalise your Learning@Griffith page?

Sick of the standard colour palette? Change the theme to your favourite colours instead (though – sorry Henry Ford – there’s no black)! To do so simply click the Personalise Page option at the top of the Learning@Griffith home page.

You can also alter the location of modules on your homepage. Want your Important Links front and centre? Mouse over the top left of the module, and you’ll see a move icon appear which will allow you to drag and drop the module wherever you’d like it.

In fact, you can even add modules! Want a dictionary, calculator or note pad? Click the Add Module option at the top left of the homepage, and browse all our addable modules!


Using stats and need some last minute help… STAT?

Do you need to analyse stats in your classes this semester? SAGE can help get you over the line with that final assignment or upcoming exam.
With exams just around the corner, you may need all the help you can get (because of course you pre-planned your whole semester and don’t need any extra help… right?).

Even if you’re not currently studying stats, but statistical analysis really floats your boat (no judgement from us), this is a great tool to help you further develop your skills.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of datasets to support independent learning of data analysis skills. They are particularly useful for practicing quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences.

The datasets are obtained from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes and usability.

Each dataset is accompanied by a short and clear description of the data, and easy to follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

SAGE also has a range of accompanying tools to support the use of these datasets. Some particularly helpful tools are:

  • Methods Map: you can explore the research methods terrain, read definitions of key terminology, and discover content relevant to your research methods journey.
  • Project Planner: this tool helps you plan out and progress through the stages of your research project. When you click on the link to the stage you are at it will give you a breakdown of the components of the stage, with links to further readings.
  • Which Stats Test: this tool helps you to narrow down the range of options for statistical testing though answering a series of questions, and help you decide on the most pertinent test for to use for your project.

Take a look at the SAGE Research Methods website for further tools and information


What happened to the library website?

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Quick, go have a look!

It’s official! It’s live and it’s whiz-bang wonderful! We are talking about the new library website you helped us design.

We are so gosh darn proud of our website that we’re beyond eager to show it off. So we’d like to take you on a tour. Well, at the very least, we’d like to point out some changes that we’re super chuffed about.

Let’s begin with the self-help resources. There is so much online self-help on our new library website, you will be a study ninja in no time. And it’s all contained in one handy location – all self-help can now be found in the Study section of the new library website.

There’s a mass of resources to help you prepare for university, prepare assignments, write assignments, reference, study for exams, and so much more.

Let’s say you were starting university soon (oh right, you are!), and wanted to make sure you knew everything you needed to know. You could visit the new library website, click Study, scroll down a fraction, and bam! There’s everything you need to know about preparing for uni. From effective note making and critical thinking to time management and reading effectively, it’s all there.

Now, you may not have any assignments due right this minute. But trust me, they are going to start piling up once trimester one kicks off in two weeks (OMG, is it really that soon?).

Once they start rolling in, check out the self-help resources for Preparing for your assignment and Writing your assignment on the brand-spanking new library website.

Oh, and we also have a new service that you may find useful. We’ve partnered with Pearson to give you 24/7 assignment help through Smarthinking. Available via Learning@Griffith, Smarthinking is a 24/7 online tutoring service where you can get feedback on your assignment.

Simply submit your paper to Smarthinking and receive helpful advice and comments from tutors, at any time of the day (or night!). You can find Smarthinking in the Study section of the new library website (have we mentioned the new library website enough?).


Have you discovered the Law Guide yet?

Are you using the Law Guide to access all of the library’s legal resources for your study and research? The Law Guide is one of a suite of subject guides produced by librarians and can be accessed via the Library’s home page. To get to the Law Guide, click on the link, “Criminology and Law” (under Browse resources).

Law guide

The Law Guide contains all of the legal resources that the library subscribes to as well as quality internet materials. The sources have been categorised for you under headings which not only provides a one-stop-shop approach, but also informs you about all available resources for your specific research. You may be surprised for example, to find out that there is more than one case citator or legal abbreviations tool!

If you go into legal practice, you will need to be aware of all law resources – particularly if your firm does not subscribe to a source that you are familiar with at University!

As well as links to law materials, there are How to Guides to help you do your research at home. Or you can always contact a library specialist for face to face assistance. See the Get Started page for contact details.

Visit the Law Guide today and make sure you bookmark it.  All the best with your studies.

Law Guide full of great law resources