LEO Guides


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Wherever you are, if you have internet access, you should be able to access LEO.

LEO can be accessed by typing the URL leo.acu.edu.au into the address bar of your browser.

There are also numerous links for LEO throughout the ACU website, including the Quicklinks that appear in a box on most pages in the ACU staff website pages.

On Friday 27 January 2017 we are making some upgrades to the new Student Portal.  The Student Portal is accessible on Monday 30 January!

Here are some changes you'll notice:

  • You'll be able to access specific pages within the portal from external links! This means you won't need to navigate to that page from your homepage
  • LEO will have single sign-on! This means that when you're in the portal, and access LEO, you won't need to sign in again!

Accessing LEO from outside the Portal:

Select 'ACU staff and students'

displays ACU students and staff log in page

You will see the new login page to enter your User ID (eg. ACU Student or staff ID) and password, to get into LEO

screen student portal login page

The recommended minimum/supported browsers are:

  • Google Chrome 30.0
  • Firefox 25.0
  • Safari 6
  • Internet Explorer 9 (IE 10 required for drag and drop of files from outside the browser into Moodle)

You and your students can also view and interact with LEO content on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Some functionality and editing capabilities, however, may be restricted on these devices.

Occasionally we come across compatibility issues with some of the tools, but as long as you are using one of the browsers above, the issues should be minimal.

Take time to familiarise yourself with the interface.

Some of the things to look out for on the Home page are:

  • The 'Navigation' and 'Administration' menus
  • The 'My units' link
  • The 'Staff Notices' block
  • Your name at the top of the screen is also a menu for personal settings
  • The 'Technical Support' link

LEO Home Page

Clicking on the 'My units' link from the 'Navigation' menu will bring up a list of units that you are enrolled in. Users have different permissions in units depending on whether they are a lecturer-in-charge, a tutor, a student or an auditor.

  • You might notice that the menus change depending on where you are in LEO. If you are editing an activity in your unit, for example, the 'Administration' menu will include options relevant to that activity.
  • Look for the breadcrumbs which are a good way to know where in LEO you are. It is also useful to navigate back up a level or two.
  • Lastly, look for the 'Turn editing on' button. There is also a link in the 'Administration' menu which does the same thing. 'Turn editing on' is usually the first step in adding or editing activities and resources in your units.

LEO unit page