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?


  • NCEA Level 1 external standard, 90944 Atoms and ions section of Acids and Bases
  • NCEA Level 2 external standard, 91164 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes



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 2021:


  • 91170 Demonstrate understanding of waves
  • 91523 Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
  • 91526 Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems


  • 91261 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
  • 91262 Apply calculus methods in solving problems
  • 91577 Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
  • 91578 Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
  • 91579 Apply integration methods in solving problems


  • 90944 – Acids and bases, rates of reaction
  • 90932 – Introduction to carbon chemistry
  • 91165 – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of select organic compounds
  • 91166 – Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity and equilibrium
  • 91390 – Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
  • 91391 – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
  • 91932 – Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems

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:

As of 2021, users can no longer access our courses using Auckland University’s Canvas access system. You will need to register for 2021 courses using the Articulate Online system, via our registration page

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. Support for access to our courses through Canvas was discontinued at 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 periodically export reports linked to a class code and share this with the associated teacher, allowing you to identify progress made by individual learners. You need to request this service, as it is not provided by default.

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.