LearnJCU is our virtual learning environment built on the Blackboard's Learning Management System.

LearnJCU Gateway

About LearnJCU

LearnJCU 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
  • Assessment dropboxes to facilitate electronic submissions (including an originality checking service)
  • Feedback on submitted assessment
  • Communication tools and collaboration spaces
  • Notifications about due dates or last-minute room changes

LearnJCU also provides a number of tools for staff to:

  • 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

Accessing LearnJCU

To access LearnJCU, open the LearnJCU Gateway and click on the large blue button on the page.

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

Access is also provided via mobile apps.

External access

If you have a user ID starting with 'ljcu', open the LearnJCU Gateway scroll all the way down and click on tile labelled 'Non-JCU members special sign in'.

Having trouble logging in?

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

Getting started in LearnJCU

Getting access to subject sites

Setting up and managing the subject site

Assessment and Feedback


Tests, Surveys and Pools

Self and Peer Assessment

Grade Centre

Subject Materials and Media

Build content

Manage content


Communication and Collaboration



Blackboard Collaborate (virtual rooms)

Tracking Student Activity

These tools can be found in Control Panel > Student Tracking

Organisations / Communities

LearnJCU Organisations (formerly known as Communities)

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.