Learn.UQ Basics Online Workshop

4. Getting Started

The following commonly asked questions will be answered in this section:

  1. How do I order a course?
  2. How do I enrol staff and students in a course?
  3. How do I make my course available to students?
  4. How do I edit my course?

Order SI-net courses

SI-net courses need to be ordered every semester, as each cohort has a separate course. Once ordered, courses can be accessed from https://learn.uq.edu.au.

For more information, refer to the Order SI-net Courses guide.

Enrol Staff and Students

Students are enrolled automatically into your Learn.UQ course based on enrolments from SI-net (UQ’s enrolment system). Enrolments may take 2-3 three days to transfer from SI-net to your Learn.UQ course.

For more information, refer to the Enrol Teaching and Administrative Staff guide.

Make your course available and turn on Edit Mode

Blackboard course sites are, by default, unavailable to enrolled students when initially created. Students are enrolled automatically into course sites, but the course site must still be made available by the Instructor prior to students being able to access it. Course sites (with at least a welcome message) should be made available to students as early as possible, and at least one week prior to the first teaching activity.

For more information, refer to the Minimum Presence in Blackboard policy, Make a Course Available guide and Turn on Edit Mode guide.

Tasks to complete

Enrol a User

  1. Visit https://staging-blackboard.elearning.uq.edu.au to access your Staging course.
  2. From the Control Panel, select Users and Groups > Users.
  3. Click on the Find Users to Enrol button.
  4. Enter "studious_student1" into the Username textbox.
  5. Select Grader from the Role drop-down list.
  6. Ensure Enrolment Availability is set to Yes.
  7. Click on the Submit button.

Make your course available

  1. From the Course Menu, select Assessment or Learning Resources.
  2. Click on the Lock symbol. 
  3. Ensure the Lock symbol is green, indicating the course is available.

Ensure Edit Mode is turned on

  1. Click on the button to the right of Edit Mode is to toggle Edit Mode.
  2. Ensure Edit Mode is turned ON.


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