LearnJCU

LearnJCU is JCU’s online teaching and learning environment built on the Blackboard 9.1 Learning Management System.

About LearnJCU

LearnJCU is JCU’s online teaching and learning environment built on the Blackboard 9.1 Learning Management System.

It is frequently used for providing students with:

  • An electronic copy of the subject outline
  • Staff contact details
  • Lecture notes and recordings
  • Digital media such as screencasts and YouTube videos
  • Web based resources such as eTextbooks
  • Subject readings
  • Dropboxes to facilitate electronic submission of assessment (including an originality checking service)
  • Feedback on submitted assessment
  • Communication tools and collaboration spaces
  • Notifications about due dates

LearnJCU also provides a number of tools for staff to:

  • Test student understanding
  • Control the release of content
  • Manage student assessment data
  • Track student progress and identify potentially at-risk students

Accessing LearnJCU

LearnJCU can be accessed from the Staff or Students pulldown on the JCU Home page, or directly at https://learnjcu.jcu.edu.au. You can bookmark this login page but not pages within a subject site.

All users can log into LearnJCU using the same username and password used for university email and network access.

Access is also provided via the Bb Student application for mobile devices.

Having trouble logging in?

Check out the step-by-step procedure below to resolve your access problems

First-time LearnJCU users

First, complete the LearnJCU Online Induction (Level 1) for staff.

Upon completion, you will be ready to learn more by browsing our Teaching with Technology support site.

Managing your LearnJCU subject site

Setting up your subject site

Organising your site
Recommendations for the most appropriate place to locate different type of information in your subject site and guidelines for making different types of media and documents available to students.

Controlling staff and student access to your subject site

Staff roles and management
Teaching, support staff and students may be added to a LearnJCU subject site in one of a variety of defined teaching and non-teaching roles.

Student access and enrolment
Any student who is officially enrolled in a subject offering will have access to the corresponding LearnJCU subject site.

External users
Users without a JCU username may be added as students/participants in subject/community sites.

Subject life-cycle

Site content transfers
Subject and community sites are not automatically saved or 'rolled-over' in LearnJCU from one study period to subsequent study periods. There are several actions you can take as a subject lecturer in LearnJCU to preserve your subject site for future re-use.

Merging subject sites
Two or more subject offerings can be merged into a single site to make it more efficient to manage subject materials and communications with staff and students.

Subject size quota
All LearnJCU subject sites have a default quota of 2 GB, and when you near this quota, you will be notified. There are several things you can do to streamline the delivery of content in your subject site.

Archiving subject sites
LearnJCU subject sites will be available online for six years and then archived according to the LearnJCU ‘Subject site’ Lifecycle Management Procedures

LearnJCU Communities

Staff can request a LearnJCU Community site to establish an online environment to share resources, create an online project space, and collaborate with colleagues, or communicate with peers in a specific area of interest.

LearnJCU Communities have the same features and functionality as LearnJCU subject sites, and can be customised as required. Communities are displayed to members on the Communities tab in LearnJCU and are also listed in the Communities catalogue.

The leader of a community will be responsible for maintaining the site and managing the participants using the My Communities Plus tool.

LearnJCU request forms

Ask LearnJCU
For a quick response to a specific question about LearnJCU.

Site content transfer
LearnJCU subject and community sites are not automatically ‘rolled over’ to the next study period. However, you can request the content of a whole site can be transferred from one year or study period to another.

Merge subject sites
Two or more subject offerings can be merged into a single site to make it more efficient to manage subject materials and communications with staff and students.

Non-enrolled student access
Under special circumstances, students may require access to a subject site in which they are not currently enrolled. This form can be submitted to grant a student access to a subject you are coordinating or teaching.

Create a community site
Staff can request a LearnJCU Community site to establish an online environment to share resources, create an online project space, and collaborate with colleagues, or communicate with peers in a specific area of interest.

LearnJCU system maintenance and alerts

Notification for any planned system maintenance for LearnJCU that will involve a temporary disruption of service.

Recommendations are also provided for managing academic processes during maintenance windows.

LearnJCU known issues

LearnJCU known issues lists any technical issues known to affect the expected function of LearnJCU and integrated systems for staff and/or students.

A description of each issue is provided along with a workaround where possible.