Studying on the go!

Today I will be sharing one of my study tips when I’m on the run :)

We are all busy busy people. I know! So it’s totally understandable that you find it tough to squeeze study into your schedule. So….

Why not download the audio recording of your lectures, and put them on your ipod/mp3 player? That way, you can listen to your lectures on the way to uni or when you are going out for walk with the dog!

It’s a great revision tool for those who are auditory learners, and it’s great way to kill time when you’re on public transport.

Here is how I put my lecture recordings on my iPod. It’s really simple, it takes 2 minutes. All you have to do, is to go on LMS, download the file, open it on itunes, and sync your ipod.

I would only imagine that it would also be a similar process to those with other mp3 players.

But here is a step-by-step demo of how it’s done!

Log into LMS

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If the portal dies, here’s a direct link to get you to LMS: http://lms.unimelb.edu.au/login/

Then select a subject. Today, I will be downloading a lecture that I skipped last week (I had valid reasons to skip mind you!)

Locate the lecture recordings

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Sometimes the subject coordinators will be really nice to you, and put the link to recordings in a separate tab…like in this subject! (above)

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Other times…you may need to do a bit of playing around before finding it. In this subject, the recordings are found in the ‘lecture summaries’ tab, then you have to click ANOTHER link to get you to the recordings.

Download the recording

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Not all lecture recordings will have the ‘video file’ due to copyright reasons.

Sometimes it takes FOREVER for the recording to download. So just be patient :)

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Most of the time, the recording will automatically start playing with your default media player. If not – head to the downloads folder on your computer (or wherever your downloads go), right click, hover over ‘open with’ and select iTunes.

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And there it is!

All you have to do is to then connect your ipod, and hit sync!

Hope you find this tip useful.

Daph

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