Teaching and learning

The teaching and learning program aims to progressively uplift UQ’s online environment to provide students with seamless, digitally integrated learning experiences.

The following initiatives are scheduled to take place in 2021:

  • Progress the Enterprise Applications Strategic Enhancements program (EASE), focusing on strategic, enterprise-level student and financial systems. This includes improving the student timetable system and enhancing UQ’s shorter form credentials capabilities.

  • Deliver enhancements to the curriculum management system (as part of the Curriculum End-to-End Program), focusing on delivering course profiles, developing a program planner and automating progression and graduation checks.

  • Continue to uplift UQ’s community engagement (as part of the My.UQ digital environment program), focusing on collaboration tools for both staff and students, and a mobile application. For more information, read the Digital enablement discussion paper (PDF, 734.2 KB).

  • Migrate Blackboard to a cloud-based environment to improve the stability and scalability of this vital eLearning service. In addition, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) program will commence work to integrate functionalities provided by LearnX and iMark.

  • Improve the reliability of audiovisual systems in teaching spaces as part of IT’s AV replacement and digitisation program.

Learn more about key projects:

Curriculum End to End Program (CEEP)

The Curriculum End to End Program (CEEP) is delivering an integrated, digital toolset enabling staff to collaboratively and accountably create, manage and evolve UQ's comprehensive curriculum. 

In 2020, CEEP delivered the initial release of Jac (the curriculum management system), new components on the programs and courses website to display program/plan requirements, and continued the development of the program planner.

In 2021, the CEEP program will progress significant work in Jac as it iteratively enhances templates, workflows and integration. A key focus will be delivering new functionality in Jac to enable the creation and management of course profiles. This will replace the current eCPS functionality and provide a more contemporary process for managing course profiles.

CEEP will also continue the development of the program planner, and the next version will enable students to plan their enrolment to meet program requirements as defined in Jac. The program will then build on this capability to automate progression and graduation checking. The work that has been and continues to be delivered by CEEP will improve the capacity of our schools and faculties to deliver teaching excellence and high quality support to our students.

Enterprise Applications Strategic Enhancements Program (EASE)

In 2020, the Enterprise Applications Strategic Enhancements (EASE) program significantly enhanced and simplified UQ’s applications. This included improving processes, modernising services and providing additional functionality to support UQ’s strategic initiatives, such as shorter form credentials.

The EASE program uses an iterative approach to technology investment, enhancing existing assets where appropriate to create efficiencies and new capabilities, and providing a cohesive platform to uplift UQ’s technical environment. This approach improves quality and provides an integrated, smooth student experience while also reducing administrative workload across UQ.

In 2021 EASE will continue to focus on strategic enterprise student and financial systems (according to the priorities of product owners), such as timetabling improvements, shorter form credentials enhancements and implementing the outcomes of the student fees project.