ITC174 Introduction to Digital Literacy for Online Learning (8)

The Digital Literacy subject introduces students to the CSU online learning environment as well as a suite of other online tools that students can use to support their learning. Students will develop the skills and confidence necessary to successfully use the digital environment to contribute to their studies at CSU. The key elements of online learning, including navigating the world wide web, participating in online meetings and forum discussions, searching for and evaluating digital information and submitting assignments will be applied through practical learning opportunities. Students will also learn the principles of communicating effectively in the digital environment, and create appropriate digital objects for different contexts. The concept of digital identity will be explored to develop students' understanding of ethics in the digital environment as well as learn to develop a positive digital footprint in order to enhance their learning and future career opportunities.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC174. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Academic Success

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Diploma of General Studies and the CSU Pathway Course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use information and communications technology (ICT) based devices, applications, software and services to support learning;
  • be able to apply information, data and media literacy appropriate to learning and future career/profession;
  • be able to demonstrate ability to create digital artefacts, for example, documents, presentations, images or videos in contributing to and participating in learning environment;
  • be able to apply communication strategies using digital media and spaces;
  • be able to develop the capacity to participate in and benefit from digital learning opportunities;
  • be able to develop and project a positive digital identity and digital footprint; and
  • be able to identify and reflect on the application of ethics, privacy and security in the digital environment.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • CSU online learning environment
  • ICT based devices, applications, software to support learning
  • Digital identity
  • Digital artefacts
  • Digital footprint
  • Positive digital footprint
  • Safeguarding yourself and others

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.