Learn.UQ upgrade, Welcome video and Browser test tool

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ITS eLearning update   23 July Month | 2014

In this update: Learn.UQ upgrade, Welcome video, Copyright and eLearning workshop, Browser test tool and eLearning workshops.

Learn.UQ (Blackboard) upgrade

Learn.UQ will be upgraded on Sunday 23 November and Monday 24 November, and will be unavailable on these days.

Please add these dates to your calendar now.

The Technology Enhanced Learning Sub Committee has considered date options and related issues and endorsed these days as having the lowest possible impact across the University as a whole.

Please visit our upgrade website for full details, including a series of tips for instructors to mitigate the main impacts of the outage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Teaching and Learning Support in ITS.

Making your course available to students

Remember to make your course available to students as soon as possible. This is something the course coordinator has to do, using the instructions below. Most students start looking for their courses in Learn.UQ during O-Week (meaning now).

Control Panel > Customisation > Properties > Set Availability and select the Yes radio button. OR follow the Course availability instructions.

Not finished setting up your course? Just hide the menu links and create an announcement to welcome your students.

Create a welcome video

Consider creating a welcome video for your student this semester using Kaltura. In the video below Dr Chris Campbell shows how she structures her welcome message to students. 

To create your own video for students, try these step by step guides: Create a wecam recording, Create a screen recording and Insert a video.

Copyright and eLearning workshop

This course will cover different aspects of copyright relating to new technologies.  There will be a general introduction on copyright, copyright ownership and copyright duration.  Participants will learn about the University copyright licences, and what they may put on new technologies such as Blackboard and Echo360.  In addition, the course will cover copyright and YouTube, images, linking, creative commons, videos, TV recordings, exams and Facebook.  Book into a Copyright and eLearning workshop.

UQ Browser Test tool

The UQ Browser Test tool tells you if your browser is compatible with Blackboard, and if it is configured correctly to use common tools. The Browser Test Tool can be found at the bottom of the Learn.UQ Welcome Page.

The ITS recommended browser for Learn.UQ is Google Chrome.

Getting started with Learn.UQ (Blackboard)

The Getting started with Learn.UQ guide gives new staff information about ordering a course, adding content to their course, UQ eLearning tools and help available. It is also recommended that new staff attend the Learn.UQ Basics workshop.

eLearning Workshops - Prepare your Semester 2 course

ITS are offering a range of practical workshops on eLearning tools to help staff prepare their Semester 2 courses. For a description of each workshop and to register visit the Staff Development / Teaching and Learning Technologies site.

  • TurnItIn, 24 July, 10am - 12pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Grade Centre, 24 July, 1:30pm - 4pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Basics, 31 July, 1:30pm - 4pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Quizzes, Tests and Exams, 4 August, 9:30am - 12pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Grade Centre, 6 August, 9:30am - 12pm, St Lucia
  • TurnItIn, 14 August, 2pm - 4pm, St Lucia



  • Learn.UQ upgrade
  • Make your course available
  • Create a welcome video
  • Copyright and eLearning
  • Browser Test tool
  • Getting started with Learn.UQ
  • eLearning workshops


 Order your S2 course now!

Order your Semester 1 course now! Complete the Course Request online form located on the Staff tab in Blackboard.
Visit the Course Requests page for further information.



 Log a job


If you are having an eLearning technical problem you can log a job with Helpdesk. To enable a timely response please be sure to include as much data as possible with your request.

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