Getting started - Semester 1, 2023

13 Feb 2023

Responding to Generative AI (including ChatGPT) 

UQ has updated official advice about generative AI (including ChatGPT) for teaching and learning. Visit the ITaLI website for:  

Artificial Intelligence – Digital Essentials module

The Library have recently published a blog post examining the question ‘Should you use ChatGPT for your studies?’ and updated their Artificial Intelligence module within the Digital Essentials that examines using AI tools in students’ studies.

The Library is also currently updating their referencing guides to include guidance around referencing AI tools such as ChatGPT according to the various styles used.


Make your course sites and course profile available to students this week

Course coordinators must make Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site(s) and course profile(s) available to students at least one week before the first teaching activity, as outlined in the Course design policy. Course sites must contain at least a welcome message. The remaining online course requirements should be met by the first teaching activity.

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Getting started with Learn.UQ

The Getting started with Learn.UQ guide provides new staff with information about eLearning tools, support, ordering and adding content to their course(s). It is recommended that new staff complete the Learn.UQ Basics self-paced, online workshop.

Complete the Course Readiness Checklist to ensure you have correctly set up your Learn.UQ course

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Icebreakers with PadletUQ

Icebreakers are an excellent way to promote student interactions and to develop personal connections early in the semester, which is particularly important in blended and online courses

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How well do you know your cohort?

Course Insights, UQ's own course-level learning analytics dashboard, is available to all Course Coordinators via Learn.UQ. The Enrolment section provides demographic information to inform teaching strategies.

Course Coordinators can also access student headshots through my.UQ to familiarise themselves with student faces prior to classes.

See the guide >>

Top 7 Learn.UQ course site design tips

As we begin Semester 1, check out our Top 7 Learn.UQ course site design tips.

View the top tips >>

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

View all eLearning workshops and webinars >>

Ready to Tutor Week

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Student Services

Staff training on supporting students' mental health and wellbeing is now available on Workday. Student Services Counselling Team has designed both an eLearning module and in-person workshop to build staff awareness of mental health and mental ill-health and the affect this may have on students while studying at University:

First available session: 10 February 2023, 10am–1pm, St Lucia campus.

Teaching and learning support

eLearning support

For technical support with central eLearning tools, email eLearning support.

eLearning Advisers

For tailored advice by qualified teachers on using eLearning tools, including how to select and configure learning technologies. Book a Zoom consultation with an eLearning adviser.


Self-paced online workshops are available for a variety of systems and tools. eLearning advisers are available to deliver custom workshops in your school or faculty. Organise a custom workshop.

Inspera assessment design support

For advice about transitioning your current assessment or designing new assessment in Inspera (all kinds of assessment) book a 45 minute consultation delivered online via MS Teams. 

Teaching support

ITaLI staff are available to offer pedagogical advice. Please contact or book a 30-min Zoom consultation.

Learning designers

For faculty/school-level support, please refer to the list of learning designers in your area.