Thinking of moving to online marking?

7 Mar 2017
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
Tuesday 07 March 2017

How to interpret a Turnitin Similarity Report

Turnitin are hosting a Webinar on How to Interpret a Turnitin Similarity Report. This webinar will take place on 16 March at 11am. To join the webinar complete the registration form.

Thinking of moving to online marking?

UQ has seen significant take up of online marking over the last five years. Both Turnitin and Blackboard assignment tools facilitate efficient and reliable assignment submission for students, and faster and more efficient assignment marking for instructors. Assignments are immediately available to instructors for marking, and once marked are quickly available to students for reflection. Turnitin also allows for the online marking of non-submission assessments like oral presentations or OSCE's.

For further information, refer to the Turnitin and Blackboard assignments tool pages. 

If you would like a personal tutorial on Online Assignments email with "ELSS - Nomination" in the subject line. For more information on the eLearning Solutions Service, visit the eLearning Solutions Service webpage.

Online marking workshop for Tutors 

The eLearning Systems and Support team provide online marking workshops (Turnitin and Blackboard assignments) for tutors on request from course coordinators. Laptops are provided for the session and course coordinators only need to book a meeting room. Contact with details of the preferred date, time, room booking and approximate numbers. 

Incorporating a group assignment in your course this semester?

Using peer assessment is a great way to encourage students to contribute fairly to group work. The Group Peer Assessment tool allows you to collect student responses on the contribution of individual group members, calculate averages scores (Likert option), PAFs (Peer Assessment Factors) and SAPAs (Self-Assessment over Peer Assessment). The tool also allows you to view collated responses and facilitate the moderation of results. The tool can also be used formatively to identify dysfunctional groups to allow you to put appropriate support strategies in place. 

For further information, refer to the Group Peer Assessment tool page.

If you would like a personal tutorial on Group Peer Assessment email with "ELSS - Nomination" in the subject line. For more information on the eLearning Solutions Service, visit the eLearning Solutions Service webpage.

Online lectures for public holidays

Producing an online eLearning module using Office Mix is a great way to replace a lecture missed due to a public holiday. This software allows you to easily add narration, webcam video, multimedia and formative quizzes to your lecture PowerPoint and embed the published module into your course.

For additional information refer to the Desktop recording tool page. 

eLearning Solutions Service - ELSS

The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations on the integration of eLearning into courses. At the start of each semester, staff can nominate to use this service to help implement a centrally supported eLearning tool. Support will be provided for the duration of the semester. To make a nomination please follow the steps on the eLearning Solutions Service website.

As part of the eLearning Solutions Service, you can:

  • receive one-on-one consultations tailoring eLearning solutions for your course;
  • receive ideas on how to deliver your course more effectively with technology;
  • save time, improve student engagement and give better feedback to your students;

Email with "ELSS - nomination" in the subject line. An eLearning adviser will make contact with you to arrange an initial consultation. All advisers have teaching qualifications. 

ITaLI TeachAssist

TeachAssist is provided by ITaLI for the UQ community to offer support for their teaching and learning. If you are considering changing your curriculum, its delivery or assessment, evaluating your teaching or perhaps even educational research then get in contact through the ITaLI TeachAssist website. Assistance is available on a range of pedagogical, teaching professional development, evaluations, learning analytics and online learning development activities.

Learn.UQ upgrade date 2017

The outage window for the 2017 Learn.UQ (Blackboard) upgrade has been approved for Monday and Tuesday 10 and 11 July. This will occur in a university vacation week - the week before semester 2 orientation begins. This upgrade requires a 48-hour outage. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Wardrop.

Feature Videos

Setting up project groups

The Groups tool can be used to facilitate the organisation of students into project / assessment groups. Watch Video (6:09)

View your Grade centre by tutorial group

Setting up Smart views of your Si-net tutorial or SI-net practical allow you to easily filter your Grade Centre to speed up the entry of marks or checking of student submissions. Watch Video (2:45)

Useful Links

eLearning Custom Workshops

Custom workshops on centrally supported eLearning tools are available on request for faculties / schools / courses.

To organise a workshop for your teaching staff, tutors or professional staff email

eLearning Solutions Service

Personal support is available for implementing centrally supported eLearning tools.

To access the service email with "ELSS - Nomination" in the subject line.

A-Z Guides eLearning Tools

A list of all centrally supported eLearning tools with associated guides are available to view and download.

Access the list of A-Z guides by clicking on this link: eLearning A-Z Guides

Flipped Classroom

If you are considering implementing the flipped classroom model at UQ, visit the Flipped Classroom website.

Video for Teaching and Learning

Helpful video production resources and advice are available on the Video for Teaching and Learning website.