Online learning gets a major upgrade for mechanical engineering

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04 August 2021

Competenz is about to launch an exciting new look and feel for its mechanical engineering online units with fantastic new features including:

  • Easier to use
  • Better marking system
  • Smaller chunks of learning and assessment
  • Instant feedback for some incorrect answers
  • New booking system to talk to eAssessors.

A list of the affected units can be found here. Learners in mechanical engineering, plastics, irrigation, dairy, mechanical building services, locksmithing and some manufacturing also use these units.  

“We are very excited to launch these new units in our online learning system Canvas. They have been developed in consultation with learners, employers, and our field teams so they provide a fantastic user experience for our mechanical engineering apprentices,” says Amanda Wheeler, Director, Competenz Business Division, Work Based Learning Subsidary, Te Pūkenga.

Canvas blackout

To get the new content up and running there will be a short Canvas blackout from 17-25 September with no access to these online mechanical engineering units. All on-job, non- mechanical engineering and block course tiles will still be available.

Unit marking by 17 September

We suggest apprentices complete any of their nearly finished units and have them marked ‘achieved’ before 17 September, or they will lose their unfinished work. Or they can choose to start those unfinished units again in the new, easier-to-use format.

Questions

If you have any questions or need any support through the transition to the new course, please contact your Competenz training advisor or contact us here.