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LTSE Online Teaching Tools Induction to LearnJCU

Induction to LearnJCU

Blackboard Learn is the learning management system (LMS) used by JCU academics, support staff, tutors, and students. We call this LMS LearnJCU.

About LearnJCU

All subjects are allocated a LearnJCU subject site that academics can use to share content and communicate with students.

  • 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
  • Subject readings
  • Assessment submission areas to facilitate electronic submissions (including an originality reporting service)
  • Feedback on submitted assessment
  • Communication tools and collaboration spaces
  • Notifications about due dates or last-minute room changes
  • Test students' understanding
  • Control the release of content
  • Manage and communicate student grades
  • Online assessment marking and feedback
  • Setup virtual collaboration spaces and discussion boards
  • Track student progress and identify potentially at-risk students

Getting started with LearnJCU

To access LearnJCU, click the LearnJCU button at the top-right of the JCU website.

Access is also provided via mobile.

External access

If you have a user ID starting with 'ljcu', go to 'Non-JCU members special sign in'.

Having trouble logging in?

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

LearnJCU Organisations (formerly known as Communities)

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.

Learn and preview

Ultra Essentials is a resource to help you build and deliver content in LearnJCU. It is a subject available in LearnJCU with automatic enrolment for all academics. You can find it in your Subject List in LearnJCU.

If you do not see Ultra Essentials in your Subject List please contact LearnJCU ServiceNow and request to be added.

Ultra Essentials

A sandpit, also known as a sandbox or playpen, is ‘techspeak’ for a testing environment where you can experiment without ‘breaking anything’.

If you would like a sandpit subject site please send through a request from LearnJCU ServiceNow.

All LearnJCU subjects sites are pre-populated with the JCU Subject Template. The template includes four key folders that aim to establish consistency across the student navigation (see elements outlined in the Student Digital Experience Policy).

For further information, read setting up your subject site in 10 easy steps.

The 'Welcome' page in LearnJCU has helpful links and support resources that you can easily access when you need them.

An example of the LearnJCU Welcome page

Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops.