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    FLO might look a little different than when you last logged in!  Watch our new video for an introduction to some of the new features.  

    We value your feedback regarding the updated look and feel of FLO.  If you would like to share your thoughts or experiences with us, please have your say by submitting your feedback to the Student Ideas Gateway

    flo icon from the okta dashboardIntroduction to FLO and studying online

    Watch our short introductory video and learn more about logging in and accessing FLO.  If you are studying from overseas, make sure you check out our specific advice for those studying online from outside of Australia.

    If you are new to learning online, or would just like to know more about FLO, check out our Learning Online FLO topic.

    Black and white book iconEssential reading materials

    The essential reading materials selected by your topic coordinator for your topic, including books, book chapters journal articles and videos, are mostly available in a one-stop shop we call Readings

    Look for the black and white Readings icon in your topic, or click through to learn more.

    Access and Organise your topics

    Topics will normally appear on your FLO 7 days before they start.  Customise your FLO dashboard to suit your display preferences and highlight the topics most important to you

    Set up your time zone

    Check your time-zone settings to make sure that FLO reflects your local time zone

    Upload your profile picture

    Help others in your topic get to know you better by putting a face to your name

    • Activities and assessments in FLO


      Forums forum icon

      Forums like the Announcements Forum and General Discussion Forum are key communication tools within your topic.  Forum participation may also be part of your assessment.  Click through to learn more about forums, including how to post and reply

      Quizzes Quiz icon

      Quiz activities may form part of your assessment.  Click through to learn more about online quizzes and what to expect when undertaking one

      Mahara ePortfolio mahara icon

      Click through to learn more about the Mahara ePortfolio; includes instructions for creating pages, journals, and collections within Mahara, and submission through FLO

      The Wiki tool wiki icon

      As part of your Assessment you may be asked to present information as part of a Wiki.  Click through for information on constructing your wiki and on using the text editor in FLO.

      The Blog tool 

      As part of your Assessment, you teacher may ask you to present information through FLO's built in Blog tool.  Click through to learn about posting and commenting.

      Due dates in FLO

      The Timeline block on your FLO Dashboard is a handy place to keep track of upcoming due dates.  Click on individual activities or assignments in your FLO topic to view their specific due dates

      Online exams/quiz/tests

      Some end of semester exams are sat online through FLO.  Click through for technical advice for preparing for your exam, helpful FAQs, and how to get help if you need it.

      Group and peer assessment

      The Enhanced Workshop activity is used to manage the process of assessing your peers as part of a graded assignment. Your teacher will set up the activity and you will be assigned a group of students to assess.

      If your topic is using the Feedback Fruits group/peer assessment tool, refer to the guide for more information.

      Your grades and feedback

      Once your teacher has marked your work, your assessment grades and feedback will be available in FLO.  Topic grades are available from the Student Information System.



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