Services for teaching staff

We provide high quality learning resources for your courses and work with you to develop your students' information and digital literacy skills. Talk with your Librarian to get started.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives guide will help you ensure your teaching curriculum and reading lists represent the diverse student voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Preparing your students for online exams – Library resources

During non-invigilated online exams, students may expect to be able to access electronic Library resources. Publishers may limit the number of concurrent users for particular resources. This is very common for eBooks, which will present a challenge if many students are trying to access the same resource in the lead up to or during an exam.

  1. Let the Librarian Team know if your students will need to rely on a particular text during their exam.
  2. Urge your students to start preparing now by taking notes from these resources and downloading important chapters and articles and saving them.
  3. Share our pages on how to prepare for online exams and accessing the library resources you need for exams with your students.

Help for online teaching delivery


Digital Practices Lab

The Digital Practices Lab is a collaborative environment for staff to share digital teaching practices and experiences and develop digital resources and skills.


Support for your students

 Digital skills

Encourage your students to use Digital Essentials, online modules aimed to develop their digital capabilities and knowledge. You can refer your students to standalone modules on our website, or use the content in your Learn.UQ site.

The modules include content on finding, using and evaluating information for learning.

Research skills

Our librarians can build on this knowledge with tailored in-class training and workshops including:

  • finding quality, relevant information for assignments
  • introductory and advanced use of databases
  • introductory and advanced research techniques
  • classes featuring special collections from the Fryer Library.

Contact the Librarian team

More about our support for information and digital literacy across the UQ community.


In-person and online training is available for students in software packages, such as:

  • Microsoft Office 
  • EndNote
  • Infographics
  • R and RStudio.

See training classes

We also provide online courses from LinkedIn Learning on software packages and you can easily link to courses and videos in Learn.UQ.


Prevent problems caused by students not citing properly.

 Object-based learning

Find out about our services to support teaching with special collections for your course. Inform, educate and engage students in topics across many disciplines using original material and objects

 Students with disabilities

Together with Diversity, Disability and Inclusion, we support students with disabilities with equitable access to resources and spaces.

If asked, encourage your students to contact a Diversity, Disability and Inclusion Adviser to discuss their situation and activate UQ and Library support services.

Learning resources


We supply copyright-compliant course reading lists to your students. Please confirm your readings eight weeks before the start of the Semester.


Refer your students to our guides. Subject guides contain subject-specific resources.

We can also work with you to create guides to assist your students with specific assignments. See an example course guide.

Check the subject guides links in your Learn.UQ course.


You can access feature films, documentaries, news and current affairs bulletins and TV programs via Library Search or browse specific databases by subject.

Open education resources

Create or use open textbooks in your courses - find out how you can author, adapt or adopt an open textbook.

We can help you find Open Educational Resources, including multimedia, photographic, or audiovisual objects for your courses. Check out the UQ Assessment Ideas Factory.

Linking to resources and new courses and programs

Linking to our resources

Link to or embed online resources directly in Learn.UQ or edX (Edge).

For general questions about Learn.UQ see our Learn.UQ (Blackboard) help page.

New course and program and proposals

Consult with us about resourcing when proposing a new course or program. Talk with the Librarian Team if you have any questions about how we can support you.