Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register myself or my students?

Teachers register their classes by filling out a form with their class details and sending it back to us. Visit the registration page to get started.

What standards are currently available?

Physics:

Mathematics:

Digital Technologies:

Digital Technologies modules are listed on the DT & HM Online for NCEA page on TKI.

What standards are coming soon?

The following standards will become available during 2020:

Physics:

  • 91173 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism

Mathematics:

  • 91262 Apply calculus methods in solving problems

Digital Technologies:

  • 91897 Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Once registered, how do I access the resources?

New direct link system (via Articulate Online):

Both teachers and students can access our resources using the link sent to teachers upon registration. Anyone accessing a course uses the same link to reach it, but will enter a class code that is specific to their teacher, school and class. 

Previous Canvas system:

If you previously registered for modules using our Auckland University’s Canvas access system, you can continue to access courses at https://canvas.auckland.ac.nz/ using the username and password you created when you self-registered with The University of Auckland. You can find more detailed instructions on accessing STEM Online resources NZ via Canvas here.

Why has the access system changed?

In response to feedback from teachers we wanted to make it simpler for students to access our resources, particularly when they are learning from home. For this reason, we are now offering ‘direct link’ Articulate Online hosting for our courses. Users of modules set up in Canvas may continue to use these until the end of 2020.

Who should use my class code?

The module link will take users to a login page. Information entered here is recorded by the system and helps us in obtaining user statistics. The only field we specify is the class code, which links users to a particular teacher. The class code is issued to the teacher upon registration, to be distributed to students. All students in a class will use the same class code. If a teacher has multiple classes using our modules they may use multiple class codes, one for each class.

Can I track my students’ use of the modules?

There is no way for teachers to access student activity data directly from the course modules. STEM Online staff can export reports and we are investigating the option of filtering the data according to class code and sharing this with teachers in future, allowing you to identify progress through courses made by individual learners. This feature is not yet available, but we realise that it would be useful to you. 

What do I do if I spot a typo?

Every effort is made to minimise the omission of important information or errors with the information provided. If you spot any typos, errors or opportunities to improve the content – please fill out the contact form to let us know.

Do I have to pay for the resource?

This resource is being provided by the University of Auckland to all secondary schools and students of New Zealand at no cost. The one requirement is that it is not used by students without the assistance of a classroom teacher (other than for homework or revision). Learn more about STEM Online NZ.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, contact the STEM Online NZ project coordinator using the contact form.