The Student Digital Experience (SDE)

Expectations for JCU blended subject delivery

The aim of the SDE is to support responsive, accessible, and inclusive learning in our blended subject design.

To enable students to:

  • Conveniently access their subject material
  • Quickly find, identify, and engage with content
  • Give them the necessary tools, feedback, and support.

Subject Orientation

Students will access the subject outline and the introductory recording to orientate themselves to the subject and to view subject details during the week prior to the study period commencing.

Learning Design

Students will engage with learning materials that are timely, accessible and inclusive; comply with legislative requirements; and purposefully designed to meet learning outcomes.

Media Content

Students will regularly engage with digital media, recordings and interactive activities to support their learning via the virtual learning environment (LearnJCU).


Students will complete assessment tasks guided by criteria or scales and access GradeCentre to view assessment results. Where appropriate students will use online submission and receive feedback electronically.


Students will engage in digital communication respectfully.

Essential subject communication including announcements, emails, surveys, assessment information, and where appropriate to subject modes, staff-student and peer-peer interactions will be undertaken through the subject site.


Students will have support for academic learning, technologies, careers and wellbeing via links to appropriate services and materials, and where appropriate subject-specific resources.

Digital Self

Students will engage ethically in learning activities including maintaining data privacy and confidentiality and satisfying academic integrity requirements. Students will develop an understanding of the digital self and maintain their online digital safety, security and reputation.