Student exam resources and Practice Online Exam

11 Oct 2021

Student exam resources

Course coordinators are encouraged to share instructional guides with their students on how to complete Learn.UQ exams. Slides are also available on exam timing, tips and technology processes for course coordinators to use in exam information sessions with students.

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Practice Online Exam

Where a course will require students to sit a Learn.UQ based online exam at the end of semester, coordinators are encouraged to provide students with a practice exam. Practice exams set students up for exam success by allowing them to become familiar with the exam process and test the set-up of their device. Coordinators can either generate a course specific practice exam, or simply promote the availability of the self-enrol Learn.UQ Practice Exam site.

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SECaTs to open next week, until 5 November

Student Evaluations of Course and Teachers (SECaTs) will open to students from 18 October – 5 November 2021. To increase response rates this semester, course coordinators should consider allowing a few minutes during class time next week for students to complete their surveys. Students can access their surveys via the Evaluations Portal at or the ‘Have Your Say’ module in Blackboard.

Read SECaT FAQs >>

Reminder: Teaching and Learning Week (1–5 November)

Teaching and Learning Week is fast approaching, so please remember to register. The week opens with a keynote address by Professor Marcia Langton AM, Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne, followed by a panel on this year’s theme of Inclusion. Many sessions are available online via Zoom and celebrate inclusive teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning and facilitate a sense of belonging at UQ.

View the program and register >>

Simple ways to develop a sense of belonging

A sense of belonging is important to help students connect with their teachers, their coursework and the University. Cecilia Chiu, Associate Lecturer of Accounting in the School of Business, has been heavily involved in online teaching and noticed that many of her students have never physically been to the campus and initially felt isolated from our learning community. Cecilia has a range of practical strategies she uses to help create a sense of belonging for her students.

Watch the video to learn how >>

New H5P tools

Two new H5P tools are available for enhancing student engagement: Crossword and Image Choice. Other new features include the ability to search content by author, a new drop-down menu to sort the content list and the ability to add/remove columns in the content list.

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New Turnitin Analytics

Turnitin has introduced additional learning analytics to provide statistics on cohort submission behaviours, similarity report scores and access to feedback.

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Video assignment benefits

Video assignments offer numerous benefits. For instance, they can be used as a form of efficient assessment and can develop students' ability to demonstrate communication and course related competencies. The Video Assessment Showcase highlights a range of assessment examples that course coordinators can implement.

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Keeping grades secure

The following video offers a range of practical strategies for improving grades security.

keeping grades secure

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Writing for the Web - Digital Essentials module

The Writing for the web module (part of Digital Essentials) teaches students how to write for online audiences and explores different ways to produce online content. It is designed to be embedded into courses so students can find the information they need, when they need it.

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Course Insights - prepare for student consultations


Course Insights is UQ's own course-level learning analytics dashboard, available to all course coordinators via Learn.UQ. The Student section allows staff to view engagement and assessment information about an individual student alongside cohort data.

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Please be wary of emails from Uversity (a Chegg product)

The national academic integrity network has advised that academics across Australian universities are receiving targeting emails from Uversity, advertising a service to allow educators to build curated learning content for their students, whilst being compensated for their time. Please be aware that Uversity is a new product of Chegg – an online file-sharing site which allows our students to cheat through collusion, obtaining worked solutions to mathematical problems and downloading examination papers with solutions. We advise deletion of these emails.

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

Webinars and workshops

Communities of Practice

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Teaching and learning support

eLearning support

For technical support with central eLearning tools, email eLearning support.

eLearning advisors

For tailored advice by qualified teachers on using eLearning tools, including how to select and configure learning technologies. Book a Zoom consultation with an eLearning advisor.


eLearning advisors are available to deliver custom workshops in your school or faculty. Organise a custom workshop.

Teaching support

ITaLI staff are available to offer pedagogical advice. Please contact or book a 30-min Zoom consultation.

Learning designers

For faculty/school level support, please refer to the list of learning designers in your area.