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Discover DCU is a series of 8 short interactive courses designed to help get you settled in and introduce you to the tools and skills you need to succeed at university. Work through each of the courses at your own pace and complete the simple activities to finish each course.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 What is Discover DCU? 

Discover DCU is a series of 8 short interactive courses designed to help get you settled in and introduce you to the tools and skills you need to succeed at university. Work through each of the courses at your own pace and complete the simple activities to finish each course.

The courses are divided into two stages:

Stage 1: Pre-Orientation

  • Discover DCU

  • Discover your Community

  • Discover Technology

Stage 2: Learning Skills

  • Discover Organisational Skills

  • Discover Study Skills

  • Discover Research Skills

  • Discover Assignment Writing

  • Discover Exam Success

When can I access Discover DCU?

Congratulations!

Once you have accepted your offer and received your registration pack to study at DCU you can access the Pre-Orientation Stage of Discover DCU.

 Where do I find my username and password? Your username and password will be sent to you in your registration pack. You use these details to login to Loop and access the Discover DCU Series.
 How do I logon to Discover DCU?

Login in to Discover DCU here through Loop.

Loop is the online learning platform used in DCU that allows students to connect with course content, their teachers and fellow learners and explore the Discover DCU series.

You should use the Google Chrome web browser when accessing Discover DCU.

If you encounter any difficulty accessing Discover DCU contact student.learning@dcu.ie.

 How can I access the second stage of Discover DCU?

From the first week of semester, you will have access to Stage 2 and the remaining 5 Discover DCU courses.

How long should it take to complete each course in the series?
  • Each of the 8 Discover DCU courses should take about 60 mins to complete.

  • But you are not in a race against the clock!  

  • Take your time working your way through the course and get the most from each session.

  • We would also really welcome your feedback so we can improve the student experience.

 Is it compulsory to complete the Discover DCU Series?

No. The Discover DCU series is not compulsory to complete but is full of important information, helpful tips and advice to prepare you for your journey here at DCU.

Discover DCU is also a recognised element of the DCU Award. This award recognises accomplishments and engagement outside of the classroom.

Do you have to complete each course is one sitting?

No. You do not have to complete each course in one sitting. As you work your way through each course your progress is saved. You can pick up from where you left off the next time you login.

Can you save your progress?

As you work your way through each course your progress is automatically saved.

 I got an answer wrong – can I try again?

Yes!

During the course you will have certain activities to complete and questions to answer. You can check the solutions to these and if not satisfied click the retry button to start the activity again.

Can I start a course again?

Yes!

At the end of each course there is an option to retry. By clicking this button you will be able to start the course again.