New Zealand online expertise

New Zealand online expertise

Last updated 11 March 2022
Last updated 11 March 2022

Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs) with expertise in online delivery offer resources and support to help you build and enhance the quality of your teaching resources and practices.

Sharing your expertise, resources and tools with other TEOs

If your organisation has expertise in this space which is not reflected below, and you would like to share resources, tools or guidance with TEOs, please let us know via with ‘EDUMIS – organisation name - Resources and advice for teaching online’ in the subject line.

We will continue to update this page as resources, tools and guidance are shared with us.

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TEO tools, resources and contacts

New Zealand has considerable expertise in delivering online learning, with some TEOs having a long history in this field. The TEOs below are offering these tools, resources and support to help your organisation transition to online learning.

Please note: We have gathered the resources on this page to make it quicker and easier for you to find information to support your transition to teaching online. While we have made every effort to ensure sources are reputable, inclusion of content does not indicate endorsement from the Tertiary Education Commission.

Tech-enabled learning website – online learning solutions

Get the tips, tricks and resources you need to create successful online learning experiences for farming, forestry, horticulture and fishery learners in New Zealand.

Whether it’s social connections, designing and running classrooms, diverse needs, or digital connectivity; the technology-enabled website has over 150 solutions.

LearningWorks – interactive learning to engage your learners

LearningWorks, a subsidiary of Wintec Limited, design, develop and deliver quality teaching and learning. He whakairo, he whakatū, he whakaputa akoranga. They support TEOs to embed what’s worked well and improve what hasn’t during the COVID-19 Alert Levels when getting your training online.

Engaging your learners. It’s not just a band-aid fix.

To support you LearningWorks have made freely available this interactive learning resource. Complete the form to sign up.

Massey University: Resources for students and staff

Massey University are offering the following resources for students. They are available in English and te reo Māori. Please request a copy to modify the resources for your own institution.

Staff resources are also available to view. 

 The importance of Whanaungatanga online_Massey Uni Summary (PDF 125 KB) (PDF, 125 Kb)



Otago University: Study at home guide

University of Otago has kindly given TEOs permission to use and or adapt this Adjusting your study habits for learning online (PDF 130 KB) (PDF, 130 Kb) study at home guide.

TANZ eCampus: Online learning resource exchange; guide to moving online swiftly, online resource repository

TANZ eCampus is a 100 percent online learning service platform. Programmes are currently offered on the platform by: Ara Institute of Canterbury; Otago Polytechnic; Universal College of Learning (UCOL); Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT); Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT); Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and NorthTec.


Hoko is a resource-exchange service designed to help tertiary organisations and individual educators across Aotearoa connect and collaborate as they move towards online delivery.

As a management tool, the Hoko Portfolio Dashboard allows organisations to review their own preparedness for online provision by auditing their digital infrastructure at a course level.

The Hoko Online Learning Resource Exchange enables users to connect, collaborate and share resources with other subject-specialists across Aotearoa. Watch a short video about how the Online Resource Exchange works.

Both individually and in combination, these tools enable a swift transition to high-quality online teaching and learning. Organisations and educators, if would like to be contacted with more information, please complete this form to register your interest.

Tere: A Guide to Moving Online Swiftly

TANZ e-Campus has also developed Tere: A Guide to Moving Online Swiftly. This interactive digital resource supports the development of an online learning environment, helping educators integrate e-learning tools and strategies into their practice efficiently and effectively and preparing learners for the transition to an online learning environment.

Online Resource Repository

TANZ eCampus services a network of LMS-users with access to a digital learning resource repository of over 5,500 quality resources. With an ability to link to standard LMS systems, the repository allows users to search, find and embed resources into their teaching programmes.

In addition, the repository can be configured to allow organisations to establish their own collections, and with our support ensure they meet quality and copyright compliance standards.

To enquire, please complete this form to register your interest and TANZ eCampus will be in touch directly.

University of Waikato – free e-books, resources for online teaching and to support student learning

Free ebooks published by University of Waikato staff

  • Bonk & Khoo (2014). Adding some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ activities for motivating and retaining learners online - this e-handbook gives online lecturers ideas of different ways (100 online pedagogical activities) to meaningfully engage students across different disciplines. Online lecturers can start by referring to the summary table in Chapter 15 for the list of 100 activities and go back to any of the earlier chapters for more explanation on how to use them. Each activity is rated according to duration required, time it takes to set up, risk level, cost, level of learner centredness. More helpful resources and websites at the end of the book.
  • Wright & Forbes (2015). Digital Smarts: Enhancing learning and teaching - an edited text comprising chapters authored by University of Waikato staff, this e-book can be downloaded in full or as single chapters. The book regards digital technologies as the servants of learning, and shares diverse perspectives and practical implications. Useful chapters for online delivery include those focused on guidelines for online discussion; assessment; distance students’ library engagement, and workload solutions for online teachers.

University of Waikato Centre for Tertiary Teaching & Learning publicly-available web resources for online teaching

  • Keep teaching - an online resource for adapting teaching for online environments in emergency situations, including COVID-19.
  • e-Learning at University of Waikato - a curated collection of resources for best practice in learning technologies.

Resources to support student learning


Good Practice Assessment of Online Teaching in Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for the Future

Universities in Aotearoa New Zealand recognise there is a lot to learn from their online learning responses to the pandemic.

To capture practices and collectively develop lessons for the future they have complied this ‘Good Practice Assessment’.

The report covers successes, challenges and identifies factors which will help preparation for future risks to academic continuity.

Student Online Learning Experiences in Universities in New Zealand during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lessons for the Future

The SOLE: Student Online Learning Experiences project is a multi-university study looking at what can be learnt from NZ university students’ experiences of online learning as a result of an international pandemic.

The research began in 2020, and results and related resources can be found on the SOLE website.