Orientation Checklist

Find your way around campus
Here's a map!

Get connected to the Eduroam Wifi
Follow the steps on the Eduroam Wifi Network page. Eduroam wifi is available to students on OP campuses and at other educational institutions.

Log in to Kāpehu (your Student Hub)
Login with your network username and password. You can find these in the letter of confirmation you will have received by email when you enrolled.
Kāpehu (the student hub) is your portal to all your online study, information, support and services. Become familiar with the layout, how to find things and what's on offer with this guide: https://studentsupport.op.ac.nz/it-support/student-hub/

Log in to your student email Outlook
You can access your student email through Kāpehu. OneDrive and Office365 can also be accessed here.

Log in to Moodle
Moodle is where all your courses are found. Access Moodle through Kāpehu, logging in with your network username and password. General info on Moodle can be found here.

Visit the Bachelor of Midwifery Programme Page and check the weekly summary
The BM Programme Page, Year One tab has lots of useful information including the year calendar and a weekly summary of modules, assessments, tutorials etc. If you have questions about the weekly summary, ask the relevant course coordinator or the Year 1 coordinator.

Check you can access each of your courses in Moodle
You should be able to see dashboard tiles for all List of Year 1 courses that you are enrolled in. If not, check with the course coordinator if the course is open yet. If the course is open and you still can’t see it, contact one of the School of Midwifery administrators at midwifery@op.ac.nz.

Know where to find course outlines
Course outlines can be found on the Haere Mai tab of Moodle for each course. Course outlines contain course aims, learning outcomes, timetables, placement information, assessments, and more (a must read!).

Log in to Kura Cloud
KuraCloud is used to deliver coursework for Bioscience Foundations and Pharmacology Foundations. For assistance, contact the course coordinator Lisa Baier (Pharmacology) or Morgan Weathington (Bioscience). Click here for the login page.

Log in to InPlace
Use InPlace to add consent information for your follow through women/people. This can be accessed from Kāpehu, or by clicking here.

Log in to the Robertson Library
This allows you to search and download or request books and journal articles for your assignments. Also provides information on referencing and plagiarism.
Go to the Library Search and click on My Library Account (round button on far right).

Get your hard copy Midwifery Practice Portfolio and calendar
Midwifery Practice Portfolios and year calendars are given out at orientation week. Email midwifery@op.ac.nz if you want a digital copy.

Know who the Year 1 coordinator is
The Year 1 coordinator is Karen Wakelin - karen.wakelin@op.ac.nz or 021 044 5212. The Y1 coordinator is a point of contact if you have any concerns about how you are progressing through the year.  The Y1 coordinator develops the calendar, weekly summary and wānanga weeks throughout the year. 

Know how to find contact details for course coordinators
Course coordinators have overall responsibility for each course. You can find their details in Moodle (right hand side tile, scroll down slightly) or in the course outline (Haere Mai tab in Moodle).

Know when and where your first hui ākonga is
You will be allocated a hui ākonga group during orientation week. The kaiako allocated to your group will give you details of when and where to meet.

Know how to contact IT support
0800 POLY IT (0800 765 948) or servicedesk@op.ac.nz
For more info, click here.

Get your student ID
If your student ID hasn’t been organised before Orientation, you will need to visit Customer Services(??) in the Student Hub to have your photo taken for your card.

Get your name badge
Name badges for placements are given out during orientation week.

Ensure that blood tests have been done
This should have been completed before Orientation. Please follow the instructions that you were provided with on the Welcome Page. 

Have a headset organised
With a microphone. This is for online tutorials and is essential.

Complete your health and safety student induction
Your health and safety induction can be found on Moodle and you will be given time during orientation for this.

Apply for recognition for prior learning
If you have studied previously in relevant areas, you may be able to get an exemption from some courses and/or assessments. Talk to the relevant course coordinator/s.

Know who to go to for further support
School of Midwifery Student Advisor, Kerrie Wilson: kerrie.wilson@op.ac.nz

Te Punaka Ōwheo – our Māori centre, provides support staff, services, facilities and events, click here.
Kayla Burnes - School of Midwifery Te Ara ō Hine Māori Liaison: kayla.burnes@op.ac.nz
Esther Manville - School of Midwifery Tapu Ora Pasifika Liaison: esther.manville@op.ac.nz
Fleur Kelsey - Rainbow Liaison / Kaihāpai Kahukura (School of Midwifery rainbow student support): fleur.kelsey@op.ac.nz
Student Success / Te Ama Tauira: click here