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 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
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
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
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
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.
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