Step-by-step WebLearn Guides

These Step-by-step guides are intended to give detailed and thorough information about using particular tools in WebLearn.

Select the set of guides most appropriate for you: General | For students | For IT support staff | For staff

Feel free to browse any of the guides - they may or may not be relevant to you, depending on your assigned role in a WebLearn site. The guides are available in .PDF versions; contact the WebLearn team if you require an alternative format.


  • Calendar - subscribe to WebLearn calendars from other calendar applications
  • Wiki - read, create and edit web pages in WebLearn for sharing and collaborating (Wiki Markup Guide)
  • WYSIWYG HTML editor - create HTML pages using a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get' editor

For students

For ITSS / Local WebLearn Coordinators

For staff

  • Announcements - inform site participants about important notices or current items of interest
  • Assignments - setting and delivering assignments with optional plagiarism detection
  • Assignments: Peer Assessment - the peer assessment option allows students to comment on and assign marks to the work of their peers
  • Best practice - things to consider in organising your unit's WebLearn presence and building sites
  • Building the Overview Page - suggestions for editing your site's Overview Page
  • Drop Box - for private sharing of files between individual participants and site organiser/s
  • Email Archive - email mailing list for entire site membership, plus archive option
  • Email Sender (formerly 'Mailtool') - send email messages to site participants (individuals or groups)
  • Forums (Discussions) - asynchronous discussions which allow all site members to post, read and reply
  • Getting started for maintainers - basic steps in creating and building a site
  • Hierarchy Manager - create new sites, connect to, and arrange sites in the hierarchy
  • Lessons tool - build a structured learning pathway for students, incorporating content and activities
  • Managing attachments - attachments are a useful and convenient way of making files available to site participants
  • Polls - anonymous voting for one or more answer options
  • Reading lists - use various browsing and import methods to import citations and compile a reading list for students in WebLearn
  • Resources - space for site owners to upload and manage site resources
  • Calendar - post items in calendar format, with or without attachments
  • Sign up - set up tutorials or other meetings and assign users or allow them to sign up
  • Site stats (tracking) - shows summary information about site visits and tool activity
  • Site management: the site info tool - manage access to and tools available in the site
  • Supporting teaching - ideas to promote pedagogical best practice in your site
  • Surveys (Beta version) - conduct anonymous surveys among site participants or the general public
  • Tests: getting started - create, deliver and manage online tests
  • Tests: more details - managing question pools, marking, and pedagogical tips
  • Tools summary - brief introduction to the nature and potential use of WebLearn tools
  • Web content - link to other websites from within WebLearn
  • WebDAV - easily drag and drop to upload multiple files from your computer to WebLearn
More guides will be added in due course.