What is Moodle?
Moodle is the course management system used to host courses on the USQStudyDesk in UConnect. All courses, regardless of their delivery mode (on-campus, external, or USQOnline) have a 'presence' or Course Home Page in the USQStudyDesk.
At the start of each semester, all courses are loaded into the USQStudyDesk and staff and students are automatically enrolled into their appropriate course/s. Content on the course home page will vary from full course materials to links to items such as 'Past Exam Papers' and 'Recorded Lectures'. All external courses will include a link to the Introductory Book and the first 2 Modules of the study materials. A file titled ‘Using Discussion Groups and Mail' is included in most external courses to assist students in using the various communication tools in the USQStudyDesk.
Access to the USQStudyDesk
Access to the USQStudyDesk is through UConnect using your UConnect username and password. After logging in, select the link to the USQStudyDesk under 'UTeach'. The USQStudyDesk will list the courses for which you have a teaching or administrative role.
If you do not have a UConnect username and password, you will need to contact student administration or your faculty security officer.
Where can I learn how to use the USQStudyDesk?
At the start of each semester, ICT runs a number of training sessions on how to use discussion groups and mail as well as on uploading content to the Course Home Page. To enquire about these training sessions, contact ICT Training.
There is also dedicated support for USQ staff with queries regarding the USQStudyDesk. To access this support, visit USQAssist. (It is assumed that all staff undertake the training provided by ICT before requesting assistance in using the communication tools or uploading content.)