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Tools and guides

You’ll encounter a number of technologies while studying online at Curtin.


Blackboard is Curtin’s learning management system. For each unit you’re enrolled in, you’ll be able to access your unit outline, staff contact information, learning materials and interactive tools, as well as your assessment details, submissions and grades.

You can also access your Blackboard units with a mobile device or tablet via the Blackboard mobile app.


You can access recordings of your unit lectures or other video-based resources prepared by your lecturers. Learn more about iLectures (EchoCenter).


OASIS is your online student portal and provides access to enrolment details, your timetable, unit outlines, student email, skyDrive and Blackboard. You can a log into OASIS via the OASIS website and additional help is available via the OASIS help guide.

You OASIS login will also allow you to search for and view the published Unit Outlines for any unit.

Reserve and e-Reserve

Items in Reserve and e-Reserve have been selected by lecturers as required reading for courses.

  • Reserve is a collection of physical items, including books, journals and DVDs, available in the library. These are in high demand, and can only be borrowed on a short term basis.
  • e-Reserve is a collection of online resources including e-books, book chapters, journal articles, online videos and conference papers. These are available online through the library catalogue.

Learn about Reserve and e-Reserve items on the Library website.


Turnitin is an electronic text matching system that compares text in a student assignment against other sources. Learn about Turnitin on the Academic Integrity website.

Technology needed for online study

You’ll need access to various hardware and software to run Blackboard and other online tools required to study online at Curtin. Learn more about the required technology.