There are various collaborative tools within Learn.UQ to help instructors and students interact.

Blogs and journals

Blogs and journals are: 

  • individual
  • group
  • course wide

tools for writing academic posts. Other students can add comments.

Discussion boards

Discussion boards are used to host various threads of conversation between all course participants.


Wikis are collaborative spaces that are sometimes used for group work.

Formatting your collaborative content

Information on the Learn.UQ text editor.

ePortfolio Collaboration workspace

Workspaces are collaborative or shared ePortfolio environments that contain portfolios, artefacts and discussions. 


Padlet is an online virtual "wall", where you can contribute a response to an online or in-class course activity. It is also possible for you to create your own Padlets.

TurningPoint (Previously ResponseWare)

TurningPoint allows you to answer interactive questions in a lecture or tutorial on a web-enabled device. i.e. laptop, tablet or phone.


Groups allow you to collaborate with fellow group members on tasks, projects and assignments with tools such as email, discussion boards, blogs, journals, wikis, file exchange area and task lists.

Digital Essentials Modules

The Library has partnered with UQ students to create Digital Essentials, a series of online modules for you to quickly build your digital skills so you can succeed in study and work. 

  1. Communicate and collaborate online
  2. Digital citizenship
  3. Finding and using media