LEO Guides

My responsibilities

Every unit at ACU must have an online presence in LEO. The balance between online and face to face will be dependent on the mode of delivery (attendance (face to face), mixed-mode or online), your school's guidelines and your own ideas and skill level.

If you are a lecturer-in-charge of a unit, it is your responsibility to ensure that the unit in LEO exists, it is relevant and up-to-date.

LEO units are either built from a template provided by your faculty, or they can be copied from a previous semester.

Some of the items that might exist in a LEO unit include:

  • a pdf document of the Unit Outline
  • the communication strategy and tools (such as an Announcement Forum)
  • an assessment outline
  • actual assessments including quizzes and online assignment drop-boxes
  • readings
  • videos
  • learning activities
  • resources.

The sections below contain more information about specific roles in LEO, plus links to key features you may be responsible for.

An ‘editing lecturer’ has access to features and functions in a LEO unit to perform the design, development, teaching and management tasks including:

  • creating or copying a new unit
  • creating or editing learning materials and activities
  • creating or editing assessment tasks (e.g. quizzes, assignments)
  • enrolling other teaching staff
Additional LEO Guides topics you may find useful as a Lecturer-in-charge/Convenor:

Your units

Learning materials

  • Identify which available technological tools will best help your students achieve unit outcomes.

Unit layout and activities

  • Unit format style
  • Assessment and unit management
  • Key Gradebook features and functions


  • Announcements/news forums
  • Forums
  • Messaging

Student groups

  • Managing your unit
A ‘Lecturer’ role has access to limited features and functions in a LEO unit including:
  • accessing units in which they are involved for the purposes of teaching and assessing students.
  • access and use content and tools in units (e.g. post to forums) but not add activities or alter settings.
  • access to mark student work.

If groups are set up in the unit, the 'Lecturer' will only be able to see and assess student work where the lecturer is in the same group(s) as the student.

Additional LEO Guides topics you may find useful as a Lecturer/tutor/teaching assistant:

Teaching in LEO for tutors/teaching assistant see

  • How to manage your profile
  • How to manage your message notifications
  • How to access learning materials in your unit
  • How to communicate with students in your unit
  • How to access for various learning activities in your unit
  • How to access student assessment submission and provide feedback

A student has access to all the features and functions they need to access learning materials, contribute to or engage with learning activities, participate in communication forums, submit assessments and view their grades. Items in the unit that are hidden or have restricted access will only be visible to students when they are released or the students meet stipulated conditions (e.g. complete a specified learning activity or task, are part of a specific group).

An auditor may be a staff member or student who has been given access to all content and activities at a unit level, including assessment submissions and communication, for review purposes but in a read-only mode.

Can be granted auditor status at a system LEO level and across faculties in order to access and search units to view unit outlines to provide library support or resources (e.g. references and/or databases)

Supporting academics in LEO (e.g. liaison librarians) see

  • How to search units and view unit outlines
  • LEO support resources for staff
  • LEO support resources for students
  • LEO content (Equella CAL/Copyright database)