How to use iLearn to kick goals


You may be already familiar with iLearn for your enrolled units, but did you know it’s also a resource rich in tips and tricks to help you get through uni?

With everything from getting started at uni to what you need to know to launch your career, there’s something for everyone. And we’ve made it even easier: here’s a breakdown of all the resources available in iLearn, and why you should use them.

Unit What is it for? What you’ll find
MAC101 Your one stop shop for everything you need to get started at Macquarie ·      Academic tips on how to ace your units
·      An overview of facilities on campus
·      Ways to get involved in uni life


A week-by-week guide to the writing and study skills you need to get through session ·      Key academic skills you’ll need
·      How to write different types of assignments
·      Real examples of student writing
Academic Integrity Module To learn about what counts as acceptable and unacceptable academic practice ·      Quizzes and scenarios
·      Information about ethical behaviour and plagiarism
InfoWISE How to start using the Macquarie Library catalogues, resources and databases ·      Videos, resources and activities showing where and how to find information through the Library systems
WellbeingWISE To get the skills and knowledge on how to deal with both good and bad times at uni ·      Info about who to contact if you need help
·      Videos, resources and spaces to share tips on personal development and wellbeing
UniCoach Additional help developing study skills for accessibility students ·      Resources and activities on aspects of uni life
·      Organisation, active learning and memory strategies, as well as stress management.


Career planning, applying for jobs and workplace skills ·      Activities (including Lynda training modules)
·      Quizzes, information and tips to get you on track to your career


But that’s not all; there’s also info that is faculty-specific, too.

For students doing an Arts degree, FoA101 provides valuable and useful learning resources and health and wellbeing support. There’s also resources to help you take control, skill up, stay connected and explore your potential.

For students doing a business, economics or commerce degree, BE Successful builds on your skills to help improve chances of employment and teaches you about all the initiatives and programs for studying a business degree. The Twitter feed is also a great resource.

For students doing a human sciences degree, FoHS101 helps orientate you to the faculty and its specific departments, the faculty’s philosophy of learning and teaching, and its approach to assessment and feedback.

Students doing a science and engineering degree should use FSE101, a unit for the support of students enrolled in STEM units. It includes a collection of resources, links, events and contacts for studying in the faculty. Follow the team on Twitter for more tips and info.

How do I enrol?

Check on your iLearn homepage to see whether you are already enrolled. If you’re not, search for the module on the website and enrol yourself. If you are still not able to access the unit, contact Easy!





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  1. This years ‘student portal’ is working fine for me thusfar. Obviously some people have put heaps of work into it, so congratulations!

  2. It would be good to see resources consolidated and made available to all students – BE Successful has plenty of resources and information which I’m sure would be useful to students of other faculties – conversely, Business faculty students may be missing some of the useful guidance on balancing work, life, and study, or developing self awareness.