FLO, Flinders University's web-based learning platform, facilitates the creation of online educational environments by non-technical users. FLO can be used to create entire online topics and courses, or to provide interactive tools that supplement or complement existing topics and courses. All topics at Flinders have a FLO site (part of WebPET - Web Presence in Every Topic). 

FLO is a web-based 'suite' of technologies. The core of FLO is Moodle, but it also includes:

  • FLO Live (Adobe Connect)
  • Text matching software (Turnitin)
  • Media uploads (Media Manager)
  • Lecture videos

Flinders Learning Online (FLO) is accessible to Flinders staff and students. Resources such as the eLearning Gateway are publicly accessible.

FLO is maintained by the Centre for Educational ICT.

What does FLO look like?

The main parts of FLO are as follows:

FLO home page ('My FLO')

This is a list of all topics that the user personally has access to. For academic staff, these are topics you may be coordinating or teaching within, for professional staff, these may be topics you are supporting.

Topic pages

FLO topics consist of:

  • Resources
    FLO can be used to build and display topic content such as lecture notes, tutorial activities, and video files.
  • Activities
    FLO provides a range of online activities that can support learning and teaching, such as assignment dropboxes, quizzes, surveys and discussion boards.
  • Tools for managing learning
    Tools such as the Gradebook can be used to record and monitor student progress.

What help is available?

Staff: See the support materials for staff (eLearning Gateway) or contact your local Faculty support teams and central flo.help@flinders.edu.au

Students: See the support materials for students (FLO Help for students) or contact the FLO Student Helpdesk based in the Library