ITC174 Introduction to Digital Literacy for Online Learning (8)

The Digital Literacy subject introduces students to the Charles Sturt University 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 Charles Sturt University. 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
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


School of Education

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 in contributing to and participating in learning environments;
  • be able to apply communication strategies using digital media and spaces;
  • be able to participate in and benefit from digital learning opportunities;
  • be able to 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:
  • Becoming a digital learner
  • Digital identity
  • Digital technologies for online learning success
  • Multimedia productivity for online learning success
  • Digital citizenship and online collaborative learning
  • Capstone project

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC174 in Session 2 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Digital artefact
Persuasive blog post
Capstone project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.