How to use Grok Learning for Queensland state school students

This is an FAQ page for Queensland state school students. If you are a Queensland state school teacher, please go here instead.

How do I log into my account?
How much does it cost?
QCA Courses
Using Grok as a Student
System requirements
Leaving DoE
Incorrect account details

How do I log into my account?

To login to Grok Learning using your Queensland Department of Education (DoE) credentials via the Grok website, click on the “ Log In” link at the top of the page:

1. Enter your school email address. The Login button will change to say "Log in via Education Queensland". Click this button. 

2. If the above doesn't work, click on “Use SSO” and then click on “Queensland” under the heading “Australian Schools”.

You will then be redirected to the Queensland DoE SSO login page. Once you have logged in there, you will be redirected back to Grok. 

How much does it cost?

Some courses on Grok are free, and others need a paid subscription. The Queensland Coding Academy (QCA) courses are free for all students and teachers at Queensland state schools.

In addition, until the end of 2020, all Australian students in  Grades 3‑8 can get free access to the Australian Digital Technologies Challenges. These Challenges, developed by the Australian Computing Academy and funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, are specifically designed for the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.

If you would like to do one of the paid courses or competitions, you will need to talk to your parent/guardian or teacher about purchasing a Grok Learning subscription.

Queensland Coding Academy (QCA) courses on Grok

Here is a link to all the Grok QCA courses.

When you login to Grok, you land on the launchpad. This page displays all courses that the you can access, including those that you have been assigned. 

To find the Grok QCA courses, look for the QCA filter next to the search bar, or the “Queensland Coding Academy” under the Authors filter. Clicking either of these will show just the Grok QCA courses. The Grok QCA courses can also be distinguished by the QCA logo and QCA Band prefix to the course name.

Using Grok as a Student

When you login to Grok, you land on the launchpad. This page displays all courses that the you can access. Click on the title of a course to open it and read more about it. 

After you have opened a course, click Start to begin work. Now you are in the Learning Interface. You can begin working through the notes and problems in that course. For more information about the Learning Interface, click here.
You can complete a course by solving all of the problems, and then you will be able to download a certificate. If you need help with any of the problems, ask your teacher. 

System Requirements

To access the Grok QCA courses on Grok, you will need an internet connection and a modern browser (see our system requirements here). 

Leaving the State School system

If you leave the Queensland State School system, your Queensland Department of Education (DoE) account will be disabled. This will also disable your Grok account associated with that Queensland DoE email address. If you would like your existing progress copied out to a new Grok account, please contact Grok support. You will need to provide your old Queensland DoE username, which school(s) you were at, and the rough time period that you left the state school system to prove your identity to Grok.

If you leave the Queensland State School system and then return, your existing progress within Grok will be there waiting for you when you return.

Incorrect account details

If your account details are incorrect, ask your teacher for help. 

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