Learning Technologies for staff

The University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a collection of technologies used to provide online learning spaces, deliver online content and activities and facilitate online communication and collaboration to support teaching and learning at the University, including:

The Learning Management System (LMS) – A web-based platform used to help facilitate the online interactions between staff and students and their learning and teaching activities.

Student App – Enables interactive access for students to their LMS course sites via a supported mobile device.

Teacher App – Enables interactive access for academics and instructors to LMS course sites via supported mobile devices.

Zoom – Enables web-conferencing, collaboration and voice tools via seamless integration with LMS course sites.

Panopto (UON Capture) – This is a Video Management System that facilitates capturing, storing, and distributing media-based learning materials. For more information on Panopto...

Turnitin – A text-matching program used to provide a similarity score for an assessment against other submitted assessments and feedback on referencing in written work.

University Academic Integrity Model (AIM) – This online module provides information for students on the University's academic integrity concepts and expected conduct. All students must complete an end of module test and achieve a 100 per cent pass before the end of their first enrolment period.


We are moving from Blackboard to Canvas in January 2022.

Transition to Canvas - Sharepoint site

The Transition to Canvas Sharepoint site is now available for staff.
This site provides staff with information about the change of learning management system, from Blackboard to Canvas.

Follow the site for:

  • Project timelines, updates and information
  • Dates and times for training and workshops
  • Support options for staff

VLE Support

VLE Support

The Learning Technologies Support team provide 'just in time' help for academics for the teaching and learning technologies available in the Virtual Learning Environment.

These include Canvas, Panopto (UONCapture), and Turnitin. Support is provided via phone, email or individual/small group consultations. Customised workshops can also be conducted to meet the specific requirements for your course, school or faculty.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.