Getting Started

Successful students manage their time efficiently and are active learners.

Get organised by creating your own weekly and semester study plans, and discover the active learning strategies to assist you with your studies.

Get ready for SP2

New to uni? Here's what you need to know

Managing your time efficiently

Weekly and semester planners

Weekly study planner

Semester study planner

7 Step Plan for Assessment Tasks

Active learning

Active learning two-part video series and quiz

Critical thinking


Effective reading

Getting online

JCU Mobile App

Lost on campus? The free JCU Mobile App was developed to help you make the most of your university experience, both on and off campus. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android, and a web-based version is accessible to all smart phones with internet connectivity. Features include campus maps, events calendar, contacts, news, LearnJCU access, Ask Us and email access. Get the app now - visit the JCU Mobile App webpage to download the latest version!


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


YourTutor is an online after-hours academic assistance service available through LearnJCU subject sites in first year Bachelor subjects and Diploma of Higher Education subjects. Just click on the YourTutor link in your LearnJCU subject site. It’s FREE to JCU (Australia) students. is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.

Group work

Resources for postgraduate students