Bachelor of Business – for Students

Bachelor of Business – for Students

Welcome to the Bachelor of Business

We look forward to working with you to create a positive, progressive eLearning experience. Below you will find information and resources to assist you with getting the most out of your online learning.

LearnJCU

LearnJCU is the online teaching and learning space that includes:

  • weekly video introductions
  • recorded topic lectures
  • interactive online learning activities
  • opportunities to engage with other students and your lecturer
  • tutorials using online conferencing, eBooks and Library guides

Your assessments will be available online and you will be able to submit your assignments online and receive comprehensive feedback from your lecturer

It is only by logging in to LearnJCU and checking your JCU email address regularly that you will stay informed and on schedule with your studies

Log on to LearnJCU with your JCU username and password and let the learning begin. For information and troubleshooting go to Getting Started and Student Guides

Looking to use mobile technology for your studies? Download the Mobile Blackboard App on your iPad, iPhone, Tablet or Android and learn, read, watch, listen and study on the go. This useful link will help you get set up: LearnJCU on the go

Web conferencing (tutorials) – first time users

We strongly recommend you participate in your subject’s online tutorials. Your lecturer will conduct tutorials using Blackboard Collaborate. If you are unable to attend a tutorial they will be recorded to view in your LearnJCU subject site

Blackboard Collaborate is an excellent tool for tutorials; you will be able to talk, chat, see and hear your lecturer and other students

Blackboard Collaborate will only work on your computer, when Java is downloaded. Click on the link to ensure your system has what it takes to use and participate in online tutorials – Instructions for setting up Collaborate

*If you are experiencing any difficulties in setting up, contact businessonline@jcu.edu.au

Click here for a video overview of Blackboard Collaborate

Equipment recommended:

  • PC headsets (USB connector) or echo cancellation microphone/speakers for the highest quality experience
  • Laptop, desktop computer
  • Pen, paper for taking notes
  • Webcam, though not obligatory, there is something about seeing someone’s face when they are speaking that is helpful.
  • Reliable internet connection

Assignments/assessments

Plan your time wisely and according to your lifestyle. Waiting to the absolute last minute will only add more stress to your already stressful life. Technology is fantastic at the best of times, but there’s no denying that technology sometimes fails us when it really matters.

Under the Assessment link in LearnJCU, there will be a SafeAssign link where you upload your assignment for your lecturer to access and mark. SafeAssign records the date and time that you submitted your assignment and will provide a text matching report.

Important dates

Life gets busy; we recommend you put in your diary (with a reminder), or mark on your calendar, these important dates so as to avoid any penalty fees and confusion: Study Period Key Dates

The last two weeks of Study Periods 1 and 2 are reserved for formal examinations. The week prior to each examination period is reserved for study preparation

Your exam centre will be assigned to you based on your Semester Residential Address in eStudent and you will be sent a letter advising the centre details

If you are an external student living in Cairns or Townsville, your venue will be published in your exam timetable on eStudent

Technical support availability

You are not alone - if you have any questions or concerns, you can obtain technical support from businessonline@jcu.edu.au

We will endeavour to answer your query or address your concern within a couple of hours from receiving it, between the hours of 8am - 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday

Any email received after 7pm will be actioned the following day