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System Announcements

  • TextAid, Text to Speed Technology at SCU (Monday, 12 March 2018)

    Have you tried TextAid yet?

    TextAid  is a standalone reading, writing and studying tool which is integrated into every MySCU Blackboard site.  It is accessed via the Blackboard Tools menu. 

    Click the icon TextAid  in Tools to open TextAid, then click New Text for an area to compose text, copy and paste text, or open a document from your computer and have it read back to you. It will also let you download your selected text to an mp3 file to download and listen offline.    

    TextAid has Spell check and word prediction; a web look up tool for a selected word or text in Wikipedia or by Google Websearch; a personal library where you can save documents and access them from any device; OCR for text in scanned images - translates to text, that can then be read back to you.

    Did you know that TextAid also has a Web Reader ?  This is a tool that enables the ReadSpeaker widget on any website you visit.  

    TextAid and Readspeaker both have a full medical lexicon dictionary and will correctly pronounce medical and anatomical terms.  

    Both tools are 100% web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. 

    All you need to do is log into mySCU Blackboard first!

  • Commonwealth Games (Tuesday, 6 March 2018)

    To make allowances for the Commonwealth Games all scheduled classes at the Gold Coast campus only will be taught online, rescheduled or cancelled in Week 5 Session 1 2018 (2-6 April 2018). 

    Please check your individual blackboard site for specific unit arrangements. Study break has been scheduled for Week 6 in Session 1 2018 (8th to 14th April 2018).

  • Last Date To Withdraw Without Fail (Friday, 16 March 2018)

    Please note the last date to Withdraw without Fail has moved to a later date in the Session/Study Period. For further details visit the key dates webpage.

    Please contact the Student Advice Team on 1800 005 687 or email enquiry@scu.edu.au should you have any questions.

  • SmokeFree (Tuesday, 30 January 2018)

    From 26 February 2018, the Gold Coast Campus will be smoke-free. This includes all buildings, grounds, carparks and undercover areas.

    Becoming smoke-free is part of Southern Cross University’s commitment to providing a safe, supportive and healthy environment for all staff, students and visitors.

    For more information on the Smoke-free initiative and support programs visit the Smoke-free initiative website.