Subject Site Setup

Watch this video to see how you can use the 2023 Subject Template to guide you through setting up your subject sites.

Subject merges first!

Ensure subject merges are performed prior to adding content, as the merged subject is a clean build with no existing content brought over.

Setting up your subject site in 10 steps:

When you open an untouched subject site you will see pre-populated items. Click on the first item, labelled 'IMPORTANT - 2023 Subject Setup Checklist'

Screenshot of the 2023 Subject Template

The link above will take you to a checklist that will guide you on aligning your subject content with the JCU Subject Template.

The JCU Subject Template is a whole-of-institution template that pre-populates four key areas to establish consistency across the student navigation.

Here is the subject site checklist.

You can record your subject's introductory video with Panopto. If you are on the Bebegu Yumba (Townsville) or Nguma-bada (Cairns) campus, you can book the The Create Studio.

The Subject Outline Template and Guide (2023) represents the minimum requirements for all JCU Subject Outlines.

Take a look at the updated Learning and Teaching Assessment Policy and ensure you have made the necessary updates.

Contact your discipline's liaison librarian to check your Subject's Readings are correct. There have been some changes in this area and they will be able to properly advise.

You can also ask your liaison librarian about your Readings list and copyright obligations in LearnJCU.

We have a range of resources to help you manage your learning materials.

Don't forget to organise the Grade Centre so it's easy for students to see their marks.

All transfers of subject content are performed by a selective copying process from one subject to another.

There are many items that can be copied over selectively which will help in the organising of your site. However, please note that items inserted from the Content Market only come across when you copy the entire subject or selectively if they are in a folder, learning module, or Ultra document.

Check that all content is valid and delete what is no longer required. Look at making content visible or set conditional availability (show date) and update due dates on assessments.

Save time! Set visibility, change show dates and due dates in bulk and delete in bulk with the batch edit feature in Blackboard.

It is important to check that all videos are in Panopto and linked via the Content Market. Mediasite is the old video platform that has shutdown, ensure all videos link to Panopto NOT Mediasite.

Once content is visible you can check the look and functionality from the student preview feature in Blackboard.

Find out about the learning analytics data available to help you to monitor student engagement.