The Arc digital hub: connecting Victorian students learning at home and in the classroom

Access events, resources and professional learning to support high-quality virtual teaching and learning

Arc is the Department's new digital hub where teachers can access high-quality virtual learning experiences for their students, professional learning to extend and build their own virtual practice, and tips on virtual teaching using Webex. It is also where teachers and students can go to access Department software.

To support teachers during remote and flexible learning, the Department has been working with over 90 partners to provide a wide range of virtual learning experiences catering for students from Foundation to Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).

Visit the Arc website
Access a new digital hub with high-quality virtual learning experiences

Events on Arc

A wide range of student learning experiences are available through Arc to support learning continuity, including:

Professional learning

Professional learning to support teachers in building their expertise using digital tools and platforms for virtual teaching and learning is also available on Arc. Professional learning sessions and resources to build teacher expertise in digital learning and assessment in an online learning environment are available from a range of providers.

Events, conferences and other professional learning opportunities available for teachers in Term 3 and Term 4 include:

Software

Find Department-provisioned software in one easy-to-find location on Arc. Software titles currently available through Arc include:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 – a suite of creative applications available to Victorian government secondary school teachers and students
  • Boardmaker Online – create a more inclusive educational experience for students with additional learning needs, available to Victorian government specialist schools and Department Student Support Services (SSS) staff
  • LinkedIn Learning – provides access to thousands of online courses for teachers and students over the age of 16 in Victorian government schools
  • Webex Teams and Webex Meetings for your videoconferencing needs.

Top-rated resources

The Learning Resource page on Arc provides links to some of our favourite learning resources, including our top-rated pages on FUSE, including:

  • Stile Education – engaging, interactive lessons with videos and games to help students in Years 7-10 understand complex science topics
  • Minecraft Education Edition – using virtual gaming to support and inspire learning, including Mini Melbourne, the Department's collaboration with the Metro Tunnel Project which has reproduced the city of Melbourne in detail.
  • Maths Curriculum Companion – recently updated and expanded, with resources organised by strand, sub-strand and level and incorporating the proficiencies: understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning
  • Mathematics Teaching Toolkit – a collection of evidence-based approaches for effective number and mathematics from birth to Level 10
  • Victorian Literacy Portal – your source for all things related to reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Find out more

Visit the Arc website
Find out more about the new digital hub

For questions or further information, contact the Arc team by email: arc@education.vic.gov.au