The Lecturer-in-charge (LIC) is assigned the role of an 'editing lecturer' – this is an editing role.

What can you do? Create and edit existing activities; view, mark, grade student submissions; create and post announcements; create forums, topics and respond to forum postings; send messages to all students or groups of students; create lecture links; customise/build/create activities, resources and unit layout; view reports; create a new LEO unit; enrol teaching staff into your LEO unit.

NOTE: What your responsibilities are will depend on the unit, study mode, faculty and the nature of your role. Tasks listed below may be the responsibility of a Course coordinator, National Team Leader (NTL), National Lecturer-in-charge (NLIC), or Lecturer-in-charge of a unit.

Tasks Essential resources

Before you get started customising and managing your unit make sure you're familiar with the concept of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and what is LEO?

Tasks Essential resources

Ensure you have access to your unit. To create a copy of a previous unit ensure you have access in your 'my archived units' or check your current 'my units' in LEO.

There are a number of tasks that the Lecturer -in-charge is responsible for such as creating a LEO unit.

Tasks Essential resources

Assign the role Editing Lecturer or Lecturer:

  • Editing Lecturer - can add, delete or modify content, as well as mark and participate in activities
  • Lecturer - can mark or participate in activities but not add, delete or modify content

NOTE: Some academics have both student and staff user accounts in LEO. Make sure you select the staff user account (i.e. with the email address)

Tasks Essential resources

It is the responsibility of the Lecturer-in-charge (or NLIC) to:

  • Upload a PDF of the approved EUO (Extended Unit Outline) in the LEO unit.

It is the responsibility of the Lecturer-in-charge to:

  • Review and update the LEO layout, hiding and restricting access etc.

NOTE: The LEO unit is open to students one week before the first day of the study period.

Expected use of LEO

Unit design


Library guide: How to add Leganto to your unit

Tasks Essential resources
  • Make particular resources and activities available to different cohorts within the same unit
  • Create smaller groups in a large cohort so students can participate in an activity with a manageable number of students
  • Communicate to students, and enable them to participate in activities in LEO, based on their Tutorial Direct group.

eLearning 101 webinar: Groups and Groupings in LEO

Tasks Essential resources

The NLIC and/or Lecturer must add this activity to the LEO unit and link the content to make the lecture recordings available to students in the LEO unit.

Tasks Essential resources

It is the responsibility of the Lecturer-in-charge to:

  • Review and update the LEO activity for each assessment task, including instructions and due dates.
  • Review and update the support resources for assessment tasks in the LEO unit.

LEO guide Assessments

LEO guide: Learning materials

  • files, folder, page, book or lesson.
Tasks Essential resources

Check that Grades (ie Gradebook), each LEO unit has Assessable and Non-assessable categories as a minimum.

LEO guide: Gradebook view:

eLearning 101 Webinars

Source: Adapted from the Roadmap Resources developed by the Faculty of Law and Business at ACU in 2017. Used with permission.
Page last updated on 23/01/2020

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