Video Assignments and Online Marking

24 Apr 2017
eLearning Update, eLearning Systems and Support
Monday 24 April 2017

Order your Semester 2 course

You can request your Learn.UQ course for Semester 2, 2017 now!

1. Use the online Site Request form located on the Staff tab in Learn.UQ. This form also allows you to request a copy of course content from a previous semester.


2. Publish your Electronic Course Profile (ECP) for a blank course template to be created automatically within 48 hours. For content to be copied, request a 'copy' through the Staff tab mentioned above.

Visit the Course Request webpage for further information.

ePortfolio project update

UQ ePortfolio has now been offered to all faculties and the project team are currently in the design stage prior to setting up programs for implementation in Semester 2, 2017 and Semester 1, 2018. There are currently 20 programs across all faculties planning on using UQ ePortfolio.

For further information refer to the ePortfolio webpage. If you are interested in the UQ ePortfolio you can book a meeting with the project team to discuss how it might be used in your program by completing the Request to Meet form.

Turnitin guide update

The Turnitin guide has been updated to reflect the new Feedback studio functionality. Feedback Studio now has an easier more intuitive interface, responsive design to improve marking on a variety of devices, and originality report overlay. Comments now includes basic formatting and weblinks. For additional information refer to the Turnitin tool page.  

Controlling 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 TurnitinBlackboard assignments and Tests guides for step-by-step instructions.

Turnitin - Roster sync

Turnitin assignments only contain the students who were in your course when the assignment was created. If more students have enrolled since you created your assignment, you will need to update the class list so those students can submit their assignments. The Roster Sync function allows you to update your class list.  Refer to the Roster Sync guide for step-by-step instructions.  

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. 

Grade Centre workshop  

Grade Centre offers the instructor an efficient way to manage grades and assessment. This workshop offers hands-on experience of a range of activities that show-case the many features of the Grade Centre. Transferring grades to SI-net is also covered. To register for the 8 June or 14 June workshop visit the Staff Develoment website.

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 advisor 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.

Staff working on student accounts

Current students and Alumni who are teaching/tutoring in your course must be enrolled using their staff username. Staff enrolled in your course using a student account will receive two warning notifications and after 14 days, they will receive a final notification advising their access has been disabled. Refer to the Enrol teaching and administration staff guide for step-by-step instructions.

Learn.UQ upgrade

The next Blackboard upgrade will be on Monday 10 July and Tuesday 11 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.

Feature Videos

UQwordcloud Quick start guide 

UQwordcloud is a UQ active learning tool that automatically collates student responses to a short answer question. The results are displayed as a brainstorm word cloud.
Watch this UQwordcloud Quick Start Guide to help you get started. Watch Video (4.06 mins)

Individual assistance is also available for UQ staff through the eLearning Solutions Service

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.