CEE Teaching@JCU Support

Teaching@JCU Support

We have various supports that can help with your course, subject, and digital media design and development.

Design and technical help

We have educational designers who specialise in offering in-house design support when it comes to curriculum and assessment at JCU. This includes:

  • Comprehensive course review
  • Comprehensive subject review
  • F-2-F and /or blended to wholly online subject design
  • Assessment review
  • Assessment re-design
  • Course-wide ePortfolio integration
  • Self-directed learning module design

Email the Academic Design & Development (ADD) team (acaddevdesign@jcu.edu.au) with a brief description of your design request and we’ll follow up as soon as possible.

If it is the development of digital learning objects (DLOs) you require, the Create Team can assist with:

  • Stand and delivery of education content to camera
  • Interviews and presentations of education content
  • Captioning of content
  • Filming practical demonstrations onsite
  • Explainer videos
  • Virtual tours
  • Interactive SCORM package creation

→ Digital Media Support

Need LearnJCU technical support?  Learning Environments can help with the following:

  • Merge subject sites
  • Copy content from a previous subject offering
  • Create an organisation site
  • Create a practice or development subject site
  • Help in using LearnJCU
  • Report an issue in LearnJCU

→ Ask LearnJCU


Induction workshops for new teaching staff introduce JCU's virtual learning environment. The workshops promote our focus on quality in teaching and a positive student learning experience.

Workshops are available online throughout the year, for more information please visit the Professional Development page.

JCU's sessional teaching staff make a significant contribution to the learning experience of our students.  CEE offers staff resources and sessional staff awards.

LearnJCU is the centre of the JCU's virtual learning environment (VLE), which comprises both the Learning Management System (LMS) and several interoperable and integrated system tools (such as Panopto, Collaborate, H5P, Padlet, PebblePad, Hypothesis, etc.).

Resources have been collated to reflect the six key functions within LearnJCU to assist you in locating the support you need.

Technology-Enhanced Learning Design Guides

Subject Outlines detail the subject description and learning outcomes, consultation and contact details, graduate attributes, learning resources, how performance in the subject will be assessed, and other general rules. The timely provision of a Subject Outline to students, the regular revision of the Subject Outline, and the monitoring of teaching and assessment against the Subject Outline are viewed as key teaching quality assurance measures.

Subject Outlines are required for all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework subjects.

The Subject Outline Template represent the minimum requirements for all JCU Subject Outlines. The 2024 version is available below.

Visit the Subject Outlines webpage.

When developing a subject outline, please also refer to the assessment methods webpage.

CSDB Activity TypeCSDB Sub-category and Timetable Activity Type
Properties: Fixed, non-editable and aligns with space requirement
L&T Approach (dominant)
On-campusLecturePresentation format with some opportunities for questions and few interactive activities.
Typically 1-2 hours duration.
On-campusSeminarCombination of lecture and interactive activities. Typically 1-2 hours duration (also termed lectorial).
On-campusTutorialSmall/er group learning sessions that are discussion based and designed to assist students to explore and understand subject material. (Typically 30% instructional, 70% interactive/collaboration, 1-2 hours duration)
On-campusWorkshopSmall/er group learning sessions that are predominantly 'hands-on', with group activities designed to develop a skill or apply concepts from the lecture/seminar. (Typically 10% instructional 90% application/collaboration, 1-2 hours duration)
On-campusSpecialisedAs per specialist requirements.
On-campusTestExamination conditions.
OtherField work, field trip, placement
OnlineOnline tutorialSmall/er group learning sessions that are discussion based and designed to assist students to explore and understand subject material. (Typically 30% instructional, 70% interactive/collaboration, 1-2 hours duration).
Delivered via Collaborate. 
OnlineOnline workshopSmall/er group learning sessions that are predominantly 'hands-on', with group activities designed to develop a skill or apply concepts from the lecture/seminar. (Typically 10% instructional 90% application/collaboration, 1-2 hours duration)
Delivered via Collaborate. 
OnlineOnline seminarCombination of lecture and interactive activity. Typically 1-2 hours duration (also termed lectorial).
Delivered via Collaborate.
OnlineOnline activitiesAsynchronous learning activities, for example, discussion boards, video viewing, formative quizzes.
Delivered via LearnJCU.

Courses and subjects are designed to have an appropriate volume of learning. The volume of learning includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that are required to be undertaken by a typical student to achieve the learning outcomes.

Assessment@JCU incorporates a variety of assessment methods that assure academic integrity, and equitable assessment activities which respond to diverse student backgrounds which includes ways to develop the knowledge and skills required for employment and further study is directly related to the course of study and any professional accreditation requirements.

The online assessment webpage has educational technology tips, support and information.

The assessment methods webpage contains assessment methods, guidelines and requirements for feedback to students. In the online environment feedback can also be automatically provided by using quizzes (an online test).

Assessment submission procedures are set out on a subject-by-subject basis in the Subject Outline.

JCU uses a variety of student activity data to improve the student experience. Learning analytics data enable you to monitor engagement and are a valuable part of the review cycle. Visit the Learning Data@JCU webpages to find more information.

Also, visit our Activity Data page.

If you require access to student data/statistics from COGNOS, please email: statistics@jcu.edu.au

  • Resources to assist with designing WIL experiences;
  • Support for WIL research and scholarship;
  • Links to risk and student well-being issues to consider before, and during placements
  • Information for industry/host supervisors.

Resources: WIL for Staff

The Student Placements and Projects website has information to help your students to prepare for a placement, project, or field trip.

Local Global Learning is a project that engages diverse learners with 'glocal' citizenship through service learning or field placement experiences in local or international intercultural environments.

SoLT is the scholarly inquiry into student learning which advances the practice of teaching.

SoLT encompasses aspects of professional development or faculty development, such as how teachers can not only improve their expertise in their fields but also develop their pedagogical expertise. It also encompasses the study and implementation of more modern teaching methods, such as active learning, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, and others.

For further information contact: Academic Design and Development (ADD) acaddevdesign@jcu.edu.au

Contemporary learning spaces encourage active and collaborative learning experiences. These spaces need to be flexible to allow teachers and students to adapt to a range of learning approaches.

JCU's Education Central and The Science Place (both located in Townsville) are award-winning collaborative learning spaces. The city centre campuses in Cairns and Townsville, our libraries, and many other JCU spaces use technology-enabled active learning (TEAL). These active learning spaces and community/social learning areas encourage peer-to-peer learning and extended learning beyond the traditional classroom environment.

Helpful links:

JCU recommends that academic teaching staff embed high-quality and relevant career development, employability, and entrepreneurship activities in coursework curricula to develop and assure graduate employability outcomes.