Digital learning tools

The major digital tools available to teachers to enhance learning in the classroom.


Arc is the department's platform for digital learning. Access student learning events, professional learning and educational software to support learning and teaching. 

Victorian government school staff can log in to register for in-person and virtual events and to download Department-provisioned software. 


FUSE is the department's repository of teaching materials and educational resources. It includes traditional text resources, multimedia, video and interactives.

All resources are recommended and reviewed by educators and are tagged according to the Victorian Curriculum, senior secondary and early childhood curriculum frameworks they reference and the expected audience.

Victorian government school staff can log in to FUSE to upload and share content or create resource packages. Students can sign in with their school eduPass accounts to access learning resources.

Virtual conferencing

Students can interact and learn with others outside their classroom using the department's virtual learning tools and conferencing platforms

The department offers Cisco Webex as a safe virtual conferencing platform for all Victorian government schools. For schools using department instances of Google Workspace for Education and M365, video conferencing can also be accessed through these platforms.

Digital learning software

The department provides Victorian government school students and teachers with the latest digital tools and software to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum F-10, VET and VCE and the achievement of the Education State targets. The provision of this software reduces costs to schools and families and includes students’ Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD).

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Collaborative learning environments

Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365 online services provide schools with access to contemporary digital classroom tools and support for BYOD through services that can be accessed on Windows, Apple, Android and Chromebooks.

Digital tools from Microsoft 365 include Microsoft Teams, Forms, PowerPoint, Sway, OneNote, Word and Excel.

Google Workspace for Education software includes Google Classroom, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms.

Minecraft Education Edition, including Mini Melbourne

Minecraft: Education Edition is a collaborative and versatile platform that educators can use across subjects to encourage 21st-century skills.

The department and the Metro Tunnel Project have created the Mini Melbourne world, rendering the city of Melbourne in exquisite Minecraft detail. Mini Melbourne has been built primarily as an educational resource that will enable students to learn more about Melbourne and Victoria's past, present and future.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

Victorian Government secondary teachers, students and staff have access to a suite of Adobe Creative Cloud tools to support learning and teaching across a range of curriculum areas. The full collection contains more than 20 products and tools, including: 

  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Photoshop
  • Spark
  • Aero
  • InDesign

Teachers and staff now have an additional 100GB of cloud storage, and students have 2GB of cloud storage.

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Adobe licenses for primary schools

The department has procured a small number of licences for Victorian government primary school use. As a result, a maximum of three licences can be requested per primary school. Under the current licencing agreement, these licences are available to teaching and principal class staff only. Teachers should seek approval from their principal before requesting a licence.

For interested schools, there are a limited number of Adobe Creative Cloud primary student licenses also available. Students must have an eduPass account to access the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.

Interested primary school teachers and school leadership staff can contact the Digital Learning Services Unit via email at to commence the provisioning process. Applications close on Friday 30 July 2021.


Available for all students and teachers in Victorian government schools, ClickView is a suite of thousands of interactive videos and related resources that support learning and teaching across all subject areas. 

Videos are professionally made in Melbourne studios or sourced from free-to-air and pay-TV content. ClickView content is mapped to the Victorian Curriculum and allows teachers to deliver individualised learning activities to students and view and assess their responses. 

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Education Perfect: Science

Available for teachers and students in Year 7 to 10 in Victorian government secondary schools, this resource provides interactive lessons and hands-on activities that act as a catalyst for student engagement and learning in science.  

Lessons are aligned to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and provide real-world context to scientific discoveries and events.

With Education Perfect: Science, teachers can:

  • tailor and differentiate learning with content drawn from all levels of the science curriculum to meet student needs
  • use flipped and blended learning strategies with a mix of online activities and offline learning tasks
  • integrate high-quality content from ClickView into lessons to drive student engagement and interaction (for example import text, audio and video content to create differentiated lessons or augment the platform's content)
  • create assessment tasks to monitor learning and use the inbuilt analytical tools to monitor learning growth at student and cohort levels (for example use in-built assessment for learning tools including pre-testing and post-testing, automated marking and extended responses)
  • provide opportunities for teacher and peer feedback to improve learning outcomes.

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Stile provides over 70 Science units, each containing a mixture of content delivery, formative assessment, summative assessment, experiments, projects, classroom activities, and STEM career profiles. Every unit of work is set in the context of real-world science discoveries and events, highlighting to students the relevance of what they are learning.

Every lesson is completely customisable, allowing teachers to tailor content and questions to the needs of their school’s curriculum or individual students. Teachers can even create their Stile lessons if they want to get creative.

Available to Years 7-8 students and their science teachers in Victorian government schools.

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Sibelius is a music notation program designed for composing and orchestrating. Music teachers who incorporate Sibelius into their lessons are able to demonstrate music theory and composition concepts, and students can create their own pieces of music while developing their understanding of these concepts. All Victorian government secondary schools have been provided with 20 seats of this software.

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LinkedIn Learning

Available for all teachers and students in Victorian government secondary schools, LinkedIn Learning (formerly provides access to thousands of online courses that support your professional learning and prepare senior secondary students for their future careers.

With more than 5,000 courses and personalised recommendations, teachers and Year 11 and 12 students can explore, complete and track courses related to professional development and interests.

On-demand course topics include: 

  • Leadership and Management
  • Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace for Education tools
  • Animation and Illustration
  • Coding and software development

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Boardmaker Online

Boardmaker Online provides a multi-level approach to creating engaging print and interactive materials for your special education needs. Extend learning by adapting the curriculum to the unique needs of learners with easy-to-use enhanced features. Increase engagement by making print activities interactive on smart boards, computers, tablets and communication devices. 

Available for all staff who work in special schools, and regional staff who support schools that work with students with additional needs.

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Comic Life 3

Available for all students and teachers in Victorian government secondary and P-12 schools, Comic Life can be used across a range of curriculum areas for the creation of comics and storyboards. This software also has specific relevance to learning and teaching in The Arts, Technologies and Critical and Creative Thinking.

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ICT Strategic Planning

The department supports schools to develop an ICT strategic plan and make appropriate technology choices to ensure that the use of digital technologies is contemporary, effective, appropriate and balanced.

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This ICT capabilities resource supports teachers to integrate ICT into their classrooms. It provides teachers with:

  • an ICT capabilities framework
  • an online survey
  • a continuum with practical, learning and teaching resources, including teacher and student work samples, advice for getting started and professional learning resources.

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