2016 eLearning workshops & Teaching and Learning workshops

5 Jan 2016
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
05 January 2016

Engaging students with in-class active learning tools

In this video Professor Ulrike Gretzel discusses how she used Padlet to pose questions in class to assess students' comprehension and guide future teaching needs. Watch Video (3:50)

For more information on UQ Active Learn suite refer to the In-class active learning tools guide. 

Nominate for the eLearning Solutions Service to receive individual help to implement Padlets.

Order your Semester 1 course

You can request your Learn.UQ course for Semester 1 now!

1. Use the online site request form located on the Staff tab in Blackboard. This form also allows you to request a copy of course content from a previous semester.


2. Wait for your year 1 to 5 course to be created automatically after you publish your Electronic Course Profile (ECP). In this case, a blank template will be applied to the course and a 'copy' can be requested through the Staff tab mentioned above.

Refer to the Course Request guide for step-by-step instructions.

eLearning Solutions Service - Individual help

Course Coordinators, would you like:

  • a one-on-one consultation tailoring eLearning solutions for your course?
  • ideas on how to deliver your course more effectively with technology?
  • to save time, improve student engagement, or give better feedback?

         ...then consider the eLearning Solutions Service

The eLearning Solutions Service is designed to help staff implement the UQ eLearning tools that most successfully solve common teaching and learning problems.  The solutions are based on success stories from UQ academics, who reported significant time savings, improved student engagement, and improved SECATS.

For further information refer to the eLearning Solutions Service webpage.

Quick start guide - Surveys

The Survey tool can be used to gather feedback on student satisfaction with course content, organisation and learning activities. These results can then be automatically collated.

To get started, refer to the Quick start guide: Surveys video. For further information refer to the Surveys guide.  Nominate for the eLearning Solutions Service to receive individual help to implement Blackboard surveys

Sneak peek - New UQ active learning tool

Wordstream is a new UQ active learning tool being developed for Semester 1. This tool allows staff to pose questions in lectures and tutorials and have students submit responses that are displayed in a "Twitter" like feed. Staff can allow responses to either be anonymous or to display each student's name. The tool does not require students to create accounts and all responses are saved.

Contact Ailsa Dickie, a.dickie1@uq.edu.au if you would like to test and give feedback on the beta version of this tool.

Proposed Learn.UQ upgrade date 2016

Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July are the proposed Blackboard upgrade dates for 2016, offering the lowest impact on teaching activity as they are during a university vacation week - the week before Semester 2 orientation begins.