learnonline suite

learnonline provides an integrated suite of software applications used to deliver quality technology enhanced learning. learnonline development, use and future enhancements will be guided by UniSA's Digital Learning Strategy.

learnonline applications include:

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Moodle is the software application used to create a unique learnonline course site for each offering of a course. Students enrolled in the course will gain automatic access which is retained for one year after the conclusion of the course. Moodle is an open source software application that UniSA has customised to meet the unique learning and teaching needs of the University. Moodle course sites are the central access point for students and bring together other learnonline software applications to create a rich interactive learning environment. Assessment submission and extension requests are also managed through the Moodle course site.



learnonline Gradebook has undergone significant enhancement to enable UniSA requirements for assessment submission, marking and return. Staff and students can both manage assignment submission and return through a common software interface. The text comparison software Turnitin is seamlessly integrated with Gradebook and all text based assignments are automatically submitted to Turnitin. The Turnitin similarity report is published to Gradebook and can be accessed by staff and students.

Gradebook functionality includes the capacity to:

  • submit assignment electronically
  • record manual submission
  • download submissions
  • send files to Document Services for printing
  • mark submissions
  • download feedback forms
  • return submissions with feedback
  • publish results
  • send results to Results


Turnitin is an online tool used to promote academic integrity at the University of South Australia. Turnitin can be used to verify the originality of any text document. Assignments uploaded to learnonline Gradebook are automatically submitted to Turnitin for text comparison with millions of other documents in the Turnitin database and on the Internet.


Lecture Recording System (LRS)

The learnonline Lecture Recording System (LRS) is powered by Echo 360 software and provides an automated solution to record the audio content of lectures and images processed through the data projector. Recordings are automatically scheduled and published to the learnonline course site as Flash, M4V video and MP3 audio files which can be viewed or downloaded by students.

The LRS is easy to use and includes:

  • automatic recording of scheduled lectures beginning ten minutes past the hour
  • automatic publication to the learnonline course site
  • basic editing functions

The LRS has been installed in the following 38 lecture theatres across metropolitan campuses

City West

City East

Mawson Lakes




Mt Gambier









Personal Capture

Personal capture is a complementary product to the Echo360 lecture recording system. The software can be installed on any desktop or laptop PC and Mac and allows you to create video and audio presentations by capturing the image of your desktop. This could be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation or the motion associated with showing students how to use an Excel spreadsheet. The presentation can then be uploaded to the learnonline course site via the lecture recording system. Basic editing can be undertaken prior to publication.


UniSA Media Library

The UniSA Media Library (formerly Helix) provides one location for the storage of learnonline video and audio. Course coordinators can upload media through their learnonline course site which will add a YouTube style player to the Moodle page. Media is streamed by default however, course coordinators can also provide a download link. Students can upload media assignments to the UniSA Media Library, via their learnonline course site and add media to discussion forums, wikis and ePortfolio pages.


Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom is powered by Adobe Connect, a Web conferencing technology that provides an online environment, accessed from learnonline course sites, in which student and teachers can collaborate in real time. Audio, video, images and a range of interactive tools can be used to replicate a face to face classroom interaction.

Interactive tools include:

  • Audio communication
  • Video communication
  • Text chat
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Whiteboard collaboration
  • Application Sharing
  • File sharing



ePortfolio is powered by Mahara, an open source software application accessed from learnonline course sites. ePortfolio is a student's personal online space for collecting and recording academic, professional and life experiences with text, photo, video, music and multimedia. Students can use it to build a resume, publish a blog, showcase achievements and academic knowledge or simply network with friends and colleagues. A body of evidence can be created, reflecting a students aspirations, achievements and learning experiences during their time at UniSA. Material can then be reassembled for Web presentation to target audiences or the world. ePortfolio is an invaluable learning resource for students while studying at UniSA and following graduation as they shape their careers. ePortfolio is also available to all UniSA staff.


iSpring Pro

iSpring Pro is a software application that allows you to create an integrated learning module from a PowerPoint presentation. You can add audio commentary, insert video and attach documents such as Word and PDF. The presentation is published as a Flash file that can then be uploaded to your learnonline course site.

Help on how to use learnonline applications can be accessed via the image below.


Link to help resources