Accessing courses

Find out about the interactive online tools you will use for your studies, including:

  • email and other tools in Office365
  • Wattle, our Learning Management System including videos and lecture recordings
  • video conferencing - e.g. Zoom


ANU email 

Every student and staff member at ANU has an ANU email address, as part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, which also gives access to other Apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. It is expected that you will use your ANU email address whenever you need to email your lecturers, tutors, or other ANU staff members. Avoid using your person email accounts to email ANU staff, as it is better to keep all your ANU correspondence in your official ANU email account. Students have a responsibility to check their ANU email regularly for important communications. 




Most courses at ANU use Wattle, our Learning Management System (LMS) to provide your course materials. In Wattle there will be a site for each of your courses with key information such as assessment details and grades, tutorial enrolments, lecture recordings, updates and announcements about the course, along with weekly readings and other learning materials.

It's important to check each of your Wattle course sites regularly, not only to study the material but also to keep up to date with your courses, especially if there are changes to assessment due dates and class times. Wattle courses are usually opened for student access two weeks before the semester begins, and they remain available to you until about the same time the following year.

Self-enrol* in these free online courses to practice and learn more:

  • Wattle Basics to learn more about how Wattle works, including how to access lecture recordings, submit assignments, and access your grades,
  • Echo360 is our system for lecture recordings, 
  • Turnitin practice site, practice using Turnitin before submitting your assignments, 
  • Proctorio if you need to use Proctorio for an online exam, be sure to practice and check everything works well before your exam.

*You may need to login to Wattle and click the Self enrolment (Student) link to access these courses. If you end up back at your Wattle Dashboard in this process, come back and click the links here again.

Wattle is based on the Moodle Learning Management System.

Please note that in some courses lecturers may opt to use additional platforms to share course information.  For these courses, Wattle will provide the links to access these other sites.

If you are unsure of how to access your course materials, check first on your Wattle site for the relevant information, and contact your tutor or lecturer for further assistance.  

If you need any assistance with accessing Wattle, you can:  

  1. Access online assistance via the ANU Service Desk
  2. Call the ANU Service Desk on (02) 612 54321

More information about Wattle for lecturers.  




Many courses use Zoom to provide tutorials and lectures. You can find out how to install Zoom on your computer on the ANU Zoom Client page. Some courses may use other video conferencing tools, such as Adobe Connect or Microsoft Teams. You can also learn more about participating in online classes.