Turnitin Feedback Studio, Digital recording studio and eLearning workshops

10 May 2016
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
Wednesday 10 May 2016

Sneak peek - Turnitin Feedback Studio

A new version of the Turnitin marking tool called Turnitin Feedback Studio will be released shortly. The new version offers all the normal Turnitin functionality, but within a simpler more intuitive interface. Turnitin Feedback Studio is expected to make it faster and easier to promote academic integrity, evaluate student learning and provide feedback.

If you would like to test the new tool try out the interactive demo and refer to the Feedback Studio Instructor guide.

Would you like to digitise your rubric?

Whether  you are using Turnitin or the Blackboard Assignment Tool, the eLearning Solutions Service can assist you with the upload and implementation of your paper-based rubric to an online format. An electronic version of your marking rubric can then be shared online amongst assessors for marking, and allows students to view their feedback online. As part of the eLearning Solutions Service an eLearning advisor can help load a (pre-designed) rubric to an online format within Learn.UQ.

If you would also like pedagogical rubric design support ITaLI can provide that service. For further information refer to the Practical guidelines for designing rubrics guide.

Digital recording studio

A new self-serve digital recording studio is now available in Duhig Tower Building (#2), room D402. The studio includes a suite of lecture recording equipment and applications including: Echo360 PCAP, iSpring and Kaltura. You can use the studio to pre-record lectures, presentations, tutorials and demonstrations for your classes.  
For information on how to use the room and make a booking refer to the Digital recording studio webpage. You may also nominate for the eLearning Solutions Service to receive personal instruction on how to use the digital recording studio.

UQ Active learning tools workshop

This course will introduce participants to the student response systems UQpoll, UQwordcloud, UQwordstream and Padlet. Participants will develop their understanding on the different ways the tools can be used to engage students in lectures and tutorials. To register for the 25 May or 16 June workshops visit the Staff Development website.

Control the release of results

During marking or moderation you may not be ready for students to see their results. To control the release of results from Turnitin, Blackboard Assignments and Tests you need to carefully set both the individual tool settings and the Grade Centre column settings (Hide from Students-on/off). Refer to the Turnitin, Blackboard assignments and Tests guides for step-by-step instructions.

Learn.UQ upgrade

The next Blackboard upgrade will be on 11 and 12 July, during the Inter-Semester Recess - the week before Mid-Year Orientation Week. Please make a note of these dates in your calendar. This week presents the lowest impact on live teaching activity.