Links to Old Lecture Recordings

6 Nov 2018
eLearning Update
Tuesday 6 November

In future, if you need to link to lecture recordings made prior to December 2017

In future, if you still need to link to lecture recordings made prior to December 2017, you will need to transfer them before 16 December 2018. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide Downloading Old Recordings to your current Lecture Recordings. If you require a copy of a dual screen recording, you will need to log a job with help@learn.uq.edu.au before 3 December 2018.

Now that we are on a new lecture recording system, the legacy lecture recording system (Echo360 on-premise) will be decommissioned on 16 December 2018. For additional information, please refer to the Decommission of Old Lecture Recording System project page.

Order your Summer Semester and Semester 1 courses now

You can request your Learn.UQ course for Summer Semester, 2018 and Semester 1, 2019 now!
1. Use the online Site Request form located in the Staff tab in Learn.UQ. This form also allows you to request a copy of course content from a previous semester.

Order course

OR

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.

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide on Course Requests.

Assignment File Upload Tool Pilot - Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed during the Summer Semester to pilot new Grade Centre functionality. Currently, while staff can download all Blackboard and Turnitin assignments from Grade Centre all at once (bulk download) for marking on specialised applications, the marked files can only be uploaded one by one. The new tool will allow the bulk upload of marked assignment files to Blackboard and Turnitin assignment columns in Grade Centre, making it viable for staff to mark a larger range of assignment types online.

All pilot volunteers will be provided with technical and implementation support from an eLearning Advisor. If you are interested in volunteering for the Assignment File Upload Tool pilot, please email elearningtraining@uq.edu.au.

Blackboard Christmas Outage

Blackboard maintenance will occur on 27, 28 and 29 December during the mid-semester break for Summer Semester 2018 and will not be available on these dates. The maintenance is required to refresh the system’s infrastructure in order to maintain the reliability of the service.

Do you use old Adobe Connect recordings?

The Adobe Connect virtual classroom system will be decommissioned on 16 December 2018. If you are still using old Adobe Connect recordings you will need to transfer them to Kaltura before this date. For step-by-step instructions on how to download Adobe Connect videos, refer to the Download Adobe Connect Recordings guide. For additional information, refer to the Adobe Connect Decommission project page. 

eLearning Tips

Finalise results

Watch the video below for a step-by-step walkthrough of how to finalise your results using the Grade Centre.

Grade Centre - Finalise Results

Top 5 Finalising grades tips

Tip 1: Check column settings - Points possible

In Grade Centre check the Points Possible setting for each assessment column is set to the item total (i.e. not zero). For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide Create Grade column.

Tip 2: Total and Weighted total columns

Calculated columns in Grade Centre can be used to calculate finalised results without the need of a spreadsheet. Ensure that you select No for the Calculate as Running Total setting, so cells without marks (i.e. no submission) are included in the calculation with the value of zero. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guides Total Column and Weighted Column.

Tip 3: Check the history of mark changes

Grade Centre logs a record of all changes made to marks during the semester. At the end of the semester, you can use the View Grades History tool to produce a report that shows all changes and comments, to confirm the validity and check for errors. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide Grade History Report.

Tip 4: Grade Schema

In Grade Centre, a Grade Schema can be set up to automatically allocated 1-7 grades based on percentage boundaries. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide Create a Grade Schema (1-7 grades).

Grade Centre - Grade Schema 1-7

Tip 5: SI-net merge tool

Use the SI-net merge tool which allows you to download Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet in the correct format for upload to SI-net. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the guide Upload Grades to SI-net.

Grade Centre - SI-net merge tool

Direct upload of MCQ's

Do you have machine marked MCQ's in your final exam? If so, you can directly upload marked MCQ test results to Grade Centre. The video guides you through how to upload paper-based MCQ test results to Grade Centre using the provided results spreadsheet. Watch the video (8m 12s).

Grades Security

Record Exam Results in Grade Centre

You can improve the management and security of your exam results by eliminating or limiting the use of spreadsheets. Using Grade Centre offers the additional benefit of built-in security with the logging and monitoring of data. The enhanced security has been an important part of investigations and resolving mistakes. Tips for efficiently recording your Exam results in Grade Centre include:

  • Create Manual entry columns to record the results of each exam section.
  • Ensure results are not made available to students by changing the Grade Centre column settings - Hide from Students on/off.
  • To improve the ease of results entry by hiding all non-required columns by changing the Grade Centre column settings > Hide from Instructors. Columns can be redisplayed selecting to show the columns.
  • Total exam results can be calculated using a Total or Weighted column to add exam section results.
  • Non-standard calculations can be performed using the spreadsheet download and upload capability.

Reminder: The SI-net merge tool can be used to download Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet in the correct format for upload to SI-net. 

 For additional information, refer to the Grade Centre tool page. 

Control the release of marks

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). For step-by-step instructions refer to the guides on TurnitinBlackboard assignments and Tests.

Projects

eAssessment Project

Common questions raised during the consultation process for the eAssessment Project are addressed below:

  • The eAssessment Project is about more than just exams; it seeks to take a holistic approach to assessment across the University.
  • The identified eAssessment solution will not replace any products in the current learning ecosystem; rather it seeks to fit within the current ecosystem and integrate with the learning management system.
  • ITS’ Multiple Choice Question Marking Service will continue business as usual until the end of 2019.

For more information, please refer to the eAssessment project page.

Workshops

Grade Centre ELSS Support

Course Coordinators, would you like:

  • support with transferring marks to SI-net?
  • assistance uploading MCQ spreadsheets to Grade Centre?
  • help with any other Learn.UQ grade processing activity?

The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations on integrating eLearning technologies into your courses. Staff can nominate to use this service to help implement centrally supported eLearning tools and will be provided support for the duration of the semester. To make an appointment, please follow the steps on the eLearning Solutions Service webpage and ensure you supply the information requested to assist with the process.

All advisors have either a BEd or GradDipEd.

Desktop Recording - Kaltura Capture Workshop

On December 12, this workshop will introduce participants to the desktop recording features of the eLearning authoring software Kaltura Capture. It allows staff to produce online lectures that include narration, webcam video, media and formative quizzes. Participants will develop their understanding of desktop recordings and the ways it can assist your teaching and learning. Practical skills covered will include producing a multimedia presentation and publishing it to your Learn.UQ course.

This workshop will enable participants to:

  • Understand how desktop recordings can be used to support teaching and learning.
  • Create and publish a multimedia presentation.
  • Include narration, webcam video and quizzes in your presentation.

To register for the workshop, please visit the Desktop Recording Workshop site.

eLearning Workshops

The eLearning team are offering a range of professional development workshops to support staff implement Technology Enhanced Learning during 2018. For a description of each workshop, dates and to register, visit the Staff Development / Teaching and Learning Technologies site. Upcoming workshops include:

ITaLI Workshops

Request Support

To receive a quick response on your eLearning technical problem, log a job with the UQ Staff eLearning Helpdesk using help@learn.uq.edu.au. Alternatively, you may use the Request Support button available inside Learn.UQ.

To enable a timely response please be sure to include as much information as possible with your request.

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