Preparing your Semester 1 2016 course

2 Feb 2016
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
02 February 2016

This update is focused on helping you prepare your Semester 1, 2016 course. It includes an overview of eLearning support available at UQ and eLearning workshops available.

Teaching and Learning Support (ITS)

The eLearning Systems and Support team is responsible for running UQ's central eLearning services and for providing technical training and support.


The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) provides leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics.


Learning Educational Design and Support

eLearning Educational Designers are based in schools and faculties. While their focus areas of support vary, they can generally assist you with:

  • Developing online resources to support your face-to-face teaching,
  • Transforming course content into active learning experiences,
  • Bringing together instructional strategies, tools and technology for best performance,
  • Advice on efficient and sustainable approaches to online learning,
  • Best practice design balancing aesthetic quality, usability and technical requirements.
Jessica Tsai (HABS) Email: Tel: 336 56641
Chris Frost (HASS) Email: Tel: 334 61632
Inge Matt (HASS Strategic Projects): Email:

Esther Fink  (EAIT):

Pablo Riveros (Science): Email:

Kym Ward

Michael O'Brien 


Email: Tel: 334 64620

Email: Tel: 336 55495


Christy Patton (Business): Email: Tel: 3346 6978
Mark Gillow (ICTE): Email:

Library Services: Support for Students

Library Services provides an Information Technology Helpdesk for students. They also offer face-to-face help, provide online Learn.UQ student guides and run workshops for students.

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 24 February workshop on the Staff Development site.

Open course scheme

Starting again soon. The Open course scheme showcases some of the excellent teaching that takes place every day in the classrooms around UQ. Visit an open classroom to observe a colleague teach; it’s a wonderful opportunity to pick up new ideas, see different strategies, rediscover old favourites, reflect on your own teaching, and be inspired. Book your visit at the Open Course Scheme.

Lecture recordings maintenance

Just after Summer Semester exams end, the Echo360 lecture recording system will undergo maintenance. Echo recordings will be unavailable on Sunday 14 February from 6am to midday, returning earlier if possible. If you have any queries regarding this work please use the contact details below:

Students can contact Library Services on 336 58811 or 1300 738 082, or

Staff can contact the ITS Service Desk on 336 56000, or

Learn.UQ upgrade - 11/12 July

In 2016 the Blackboard upgrade  will occur on Monday 11 July and Tuesday 12 July, during the main university vacation week and before Semester 2 orientation begins.