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

Virtual Classroom (Zoom)

Zoom is a virtual classroom system which allows participants to communicate, view presentations, interact with learning resources and work in groups.

Echo360 ALP Classroom Tools

Echo360 ALP (Active Learning Platform) Classroom Tools are active learning tools built-in UQ's Lecture Recording system which allows you to:

  • To access the lecture presentation (PowerPoint) through the system;
  • Participate in interactive questions such as polls and short answer during lectures or seminars;
  • Participate in lecture or seminar online discussions/Q&A;
  • Take notes that are viewable with the lecture recording;
  • Flag and Bookmark Content; 


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.


Your course may include interactive learning activities created by the course teaching team using H5P. These activities could be in the form of short quizzes, interactive presentations, online modules, learning tools or educational games. H5P provides an interactive way for you to engage with course content and can be a form of formative assessment, or used as a knowledge check tool, to provide you with immediate feedback.

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. 

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.