The Learning Management System (LMS)

Further information

LMS help for staff

Staff helpdesk
Phone: (+61 8) 6488 8190

LMS help for students


The University of Western Australia's Learning Management System uses Moodle ( software.

The LMS is a fully integrated web-based teaching and learning environment which supports the online delivery and administration of resources, communication, collaboration and assessment.

The LMS:

Getting Started


The LMS is a secure, password protected environment available to all current UWA staff, students and visitors.

To login to the LMS, users require an activated Pheme account.

For staff wishing to learn how to use the LMS, we now have a self-paced online tutorial titled Introduction to LMS: Online that you can complete any time.

To assist in ensuring good LMS use and design, this LMS standards document provides guidelines on minimum standards and also ‘next step’ standards for high quality LMS units.

Creating an LMS unit

UWA staff have the ability to create LMS units, either based on Callista timetabled offerings (units, combinations of units, courses or majors), or units that don’t have automated student enrolment (known as practice units). Detailed instructions are available on the LMS Staff Help site.

Help Sites

The LMS Staff Help site is a one-stop-shop containing a wide range of information and user support.

It includes an LMS Resources and Activities Guide (under the topic “Developing an LMS Unit”) that lists the full range of LMS resources and activities, mapped to Bloom's Taxonomy.

The LMS Student Help Site offers information and resources to help students know how to use and get the most from the LMS, including a practice unit for developing confidence and familiarity with LMS activities

LMS support and training


CATL supports UWA staff in the use of the LMS in the following ways:


Students are supported in their use of the LMS in the following ways:

LMS Enhancement

To ensure that the LMS continues to meet the strategic requirements of the institution, as well as the teaching and learning requirements of faculties, schools, teaching staff and students CATL is committed to continually enhancing the functionality of the LMS through:

  • yearly system upgrades, and the
  • implementation of improvements and bug fixes.

CATL is responsible for the ongoing management of the LMS, this includes the identification and actioning of any future system developments/improvements.

Staff are encouraged to contact CATL (please use our IT Service Desk email, and make suggestions regarding system enhancements.