UQ staff can request a course in the Blackboard staging environment to experiment with and test Learn.UQ course site functionality. There is no student access to staging.

Warning: Please be aware that since moving to Blackboard SaaS, we are currently unable to provide permanent staging courses as this server is completely wiped every few months for upgrade testing. Unfortunately due to the nature of these wipes, they will occur without any notification to users.

Warning: Staging is upgraded to the next version of Blackboard before the upgrade is made live to Learn.UQ. (i.e. you may have new tools and features that are not currently available in the live version of Learn.UQ). For more information, refer to the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) environments guide. 

Request a course

  1. To obtain a staging course, email help@elearning.uq.edu.au with the subject line "Staging course request".
  2. By default, you will be set up with a personal staging course based on your UQ username and enrolled as an Instructor.

Access your course

  1. Visit https://saas-stage.learn.uq.edu.au to access your staging course.
  2. You can also give other staff members access to your course as either 'Instructors' who have edit access or 'Students' who can only view the course content. Refer to the Enrol users step-by-step guide.