Advanced authoring tools and Rubric design help

19 Jan 2016
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
19 January 2016

Engaging students with Padlet

Dr Sowmya Shetty discusses how she used Padlet to engage students in preparing for lectures. Students were asked to give a brief response to articles and YouTube videos preloaded to a Padlet wall before their lecture. The responses were then discussed in the lecture. In the video below, Sowmya shares her view on the benefits of using Padlets in class. Watch Video (4:03)

For further information refer to the In-class active learning tools guide. Nominate for the eLearning Solutions Service to receive individual help to implement Padlets.

Invitation: advanced authoring tools

ITS would like to consult course coordinators to explore desired elements for course content authoring tools. Example tools include: iSpring, Captivate, Articulate, Office Mix, and Kaltura. Please indicate your willingness to be involved by contacting our eLearning Program Manager: Eva will then inform you of specific timeframes / processes and provide you with necessary further detail.

Rubric design help

Are you currently completing your ECP and need help designing or updating an assessment rubric? Individual help on writing best practice assessment criteria is available from ITaLI. Email for support. Advice on implementing online assignment submission and marking is available from the eLearning Solutions Service. Email for an appointment.

Add UQ Library videos to your course

The UQ Library Service has an extensive collection of online streaming videos including feature films, documentaries and TV shows which can be linked to your Learn.UQ course. Refer to the Embedding Video from the Library and Add a Content Menu web link guides for step-by-step instructions.

Student access to completed courses

UQ Policy requires courses and content to remain available to students online for a minimum of 12 months from the course completion date. To achieve this requirement courses should not be made unavailable or have content removed. Refer to the policy 6.40.06 Availability and Archiving of Concluded Course Site Material in Blackboard for further information.

Students can access their completed courses that are no longer available on Learn.UQ through the Course Archive System.

Setting up for a Successful Semester - ITaLI workshop

Setting up a few key items in your course site can help enhance the success of your course. This workshop will cover tips and tricks for how to best use your Electronic Course Profile (ECP) and Learn.UQ site to minimise hassle as well as examples of implementing a communication strategy and managing student expectations. Register for the 21 January workshop on the Staff Development site.

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.