Order your Semester 2 courses, Embedding YouTube videos and eLearning Solutions Service

12 May 2015
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
12 May 2015

Order your Semester 2 courses

You can request your Learn.UQ course for Semester 2, 2015 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.

Turnitin blues? 

Can't access Turnitin? Remember, you need to login to the UQ Internet management system to access Turnitin. To do this, visit any external website (i.e. abc.net.au) and if prompted, login.

Embedding YouTube videos

There is a new method for embedding YouTube videos into Learn.UQ. The Mashup method is no longer available. Existing Youtube videos in your Learn.UQ course will continue to work normally.

Refer to the Embed a YouTube video guide for step-by-step instructions. Students should refer to the Ask I.T. Learn.UQ Text Editor guide and scroll to the end of the page to view the Insert a YouTube video instructions.

Flat Space, Deep Learning - Eric Mazur workshop

World renowned keynote speaker Dr. Eric Mazur will be visiting Australia for a number of events, and will also be presenting at The University of Queensland. Eric is a leading speaker on both optics and education. His motivational lectures on interactive teaching, educational technology, and assessment have inspired people around the world to change their approach to teaching.

For further information and to register refer to the Flat Space, Deep Learning and Teaching Physics, Conservation Laws First webpages.

New instructional video guide - Announcements 

New instructional videos are now available to guide you step-by-step on how to add announcements to your course. View the Add an announcement video.

Reflecting on course readings

Students in Dr Chris Campbell's course reflected on the educational theory covered in the weekly readings and developed their multimedia skills through completing a blog assignment. Chris shares her view on the benefits of blog assignments and tips for managing them. Watch Video (1:46)

For further information refer to the Blogs and Journals guide.

Nominate for the eLearning Solutions Service to receive individual help to implement a welcome video announcement.

eLearning Solutions Service

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.

Next Blackboard upgrade in July 2015 Inter semester Recess

The next Blackboard upgrade will occur on the first weekend in July 2015. This will be during the Inter Semester Recess on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July. There are no additional scheduled upgrades until November 2016. We will provide further details though emails, our upgrade webpage, and the ITS eLearning update.