Preparing your Semester 1, 2020 course

28 Jan 2020
eLearning Update
Tuesday 28 January

If you have not ordered your Semester 1 course site yet

1. Use the online Course/Organisation 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.

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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 in the previous step.

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

Learn.UQ course site design

Watch the video below to understand the main features of UQ's course site design guidelines. For more information, refer to the Learn.UQ Course Site Design webpage.

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New PadletUQ formats - Map and Timeline

PadletUQ now has two new formats available to all staff and students. The Map format allows content to be added in the form of location points on the map and the Timeline format allows content to be placed along a horizontal timeline. To view an example of these new formats, refer to the Map example and Timeline example Padlets. 

If you would like a personal tutorial on PadletUQ, please visit the eLearning Solutions Service appointments page to book a session with an eLearning Adviser. 

Active Learning Platform (ALP)

The Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP), provides a range of functionality to facilitate class engagement and participation. For example, you can add polls and open-ended questions to lecture slides uploaded to the system, which students can respond to in real-time during a lecture using their own smart devices. For more information, refer to the Echo360 ALP webpage. 

If you would like a personal tutorial on Echo360 ALP, please visit the eLearning Solutions Service appointments page to book a session with an eLearning Adviser. 

Video and audio feedback for Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Assignments

UQ teaching staff can now provide video and audio feedback for students on their Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Assignments. An audio feedback tool is also available in Turnitin.  For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Blackboard Assignment tool - Video and Audio Feeback and Turnitin - Voice Comment guides.

If you would like a personal tutorial on implementing video and audio feedback, please visit the eLearning Solutions Service appointments page to book a session with an eLearning Adviser. 

UQ ePortfolio system - Semester 2, 2020

The UQ ePortfolio system allows students to digitally showcase their work and skills, helping them understand and communicate their employability. The system facilitates tracking student learning and development at a course and program level over time, as well as supporting collaborative, multimodal and reflective assessment practices.

We are currently engaging with program leads and course coordinators interested in using the UQ ePortfolio system for the first time from the start of Semester 2, 2020. To request a meeting to discuss the potential implementation of the UQ ePortfolio system in your course or program, go to the UQ ePortfolio system page and submit a "Request to Meet" by 21 February 2020.

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eLearning Systems and Support

The eLearning Systems and Support team are responsible for managing the University’s central eLearning system, and for providing both teaching and technical advice on eLearning tools. You may find it useful to explore:

Pedagogical Support

The Higher Education group provide expert leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics. You may find it useful to explore:

Faculty and school support

eLearning Educational Designers are based in schools and faculties. While their focus areas 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

For the full list of eLearning Educational Designers, visit the Learning Designers tab on the eLearning Systems and Support contacts page.

Library services

Support for Staff

The Library offers a number of services that can make your life easier and improve the student experience by working with you to support your students. If you would like more details about the available services, visit the Library website or contact your Liaison Librarian.

Support for Students

The Library AskUS service provides information technology support for students. They also offer face-to-face and online technical assistance, provide online Learn.UQ student guides and run workshops for students.


eLearning workshops

The ITaLI eLearning team are offering a range of professional development workshops to support staff in implementing Technology Enhanced Learning throughout the year. For a description of each workshop, dates and to register, visit the Staff Development / Teaching and Learning Technologies site. 

Online workshops include:

Upcoming face-to-face workshops include:

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Request eLearning support

To receive a quick response to your eLearning support request, log a job with the eLearning Support team using 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.