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.

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


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


Studiosity offers free after hours online support for all JCU students, including academic assistance to help with a question, or with a writing task in less than 24 hours.

With Studiosity Connect Live you can chat with a tutor, draw graphs or write equations onto the interactive graph paper, or upload a file for discussion. Live tutors are available 3pm-12am Sunday to Friday.

With Studiosity Writing Feedback you can log in any time you like 24/7 for help with English, writing and referencing.

Studiosity is available through LearnJCU subject sites. Go to the Tools area of your subject site and select the Studiosity link.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online education platform offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.

Group work

Resources for postgraduate students