LEO Guides

Create a new unit

In order to create a new unit, you must be an editing lecturer in LEO. Unit creation is started from the 'Unit Creation' block on the LEO homepage. This block usually sits near the bottom of the blocks on the right side of the home screen.

unit creating block

If you do not see the 'Unit Creation' block on the LEO homepage, it is probably because you are not set up as an editing lecturer in LEO. You will need to ask your faculty eLearning team for assistance.

Before you start there are answers to some questions you will need to know:

  • Will students be enrolled in this unit (banner vs non-banner)?
  • Do I copy an existing unit (perhaps from a previous semester)?
  • Do I start the unit from scratch?
  • If I start from scratch, which template should I use?
  • What is the unit code, campus and section for the unit and will there be more than one cohort of students enrolled in this unit?

If you are unsure about the answer to any of these questions, contact your faculty’s Course Administrator, Course Coordinator or your faculty eLearning team.

You might want to create what is called a sandbox unit. You can use this unit as your personal, safe playground in LEO – a place where you can try out features or activities to learn how to use them prior to creating them in a live unit (i.e., a LEO unit with students enrolled in them).

To create a sandbox unit without students, you need to ensure that it is not associated with a banner cohort (i.e., it is a non-banner unit).

Other cases for non-banner units:

You may also want to create a LEO unit for use in a project and not for teaching purposes. This project may involve collaborating with staff in your faculty or department.

For faculty-specific examples of non-banner units, please contact your faculty eLearning team.