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.


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

For students

For ITSS / Local WebLearn Coordinators

For staff

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