Exams and T&L Week 2022

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Teaching and eLearning News | 10 October 2022


Practice online exams

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

Learn more >>

Online 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.

See the guides >>

Check your exam as a student

It is important to check your exam 'as a student' to test if it works as expected and ensure all questions are accessible. View the Learn.UQ Exams and Adding one-time users to Inspera for testing guides. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Exams

Please be aware that most students are now enrolled in MFA and will be required to authenticate before accessing electronic quizzes, assessments, and examinations. Measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of MFA on assessment, including allowing the use of mobile phones before the commencement of exams. If a student experiences issues with MFA, they are to contact AskUs.


Teaching and Learning Week (31 Oct – 4 Nov)

Don't forget to register for Teaching and Learning (T&L) Week! Held from Monday 31 October – Friday 4 November, 23 confirmed online, in-person and hybrid sessions will celebrate creative and innovative teaching and learning practices designed to enhance student learning.

View the program and register>>

Higher Ed Debate Series recordings

All recordings from the Higher Ed Debate Series are now available! Hear UQ staff and students debating many controversial topics related to higher education.

Access the recordings >>

Course reading list changes

UQ is migrating course profiles from ECPS to Jac in 2023. From Semester 2, 2023, UQ academics will publish their course reading lists using the Talis Aspire system. To support this change, we are encouraging course coordinators to begin using Talis Aspire during Summer Semester 22-23 and Semester 1, 2023. Learn more about the upcoming course reading list changes and the upcoming training sessions in September.

Digital Workspace

The UQ Digital Workspace (UQDW) provides approved students and staff access to software applications or full desktop environments using any device from any location with an internet connection.

Learn more about UQDW >>

Video assignments

Kaltura, UQ's video and audio server, can be used by students to submit video assignments via Learn.UQ. This allows instructors to use the online marking function to provide comments and feedback using a rubric. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Video and audio upload and Assignment tool guides.

Dr Karen Cheney

Dr Karen Cheney explains how a video assignment was used in a Zoology course to engage students in exploring the science behind a research article (YouTube 3m 46s).

More video case studies >>

Grades security tips

Secure your computer

Remember to secure student grades by manually locking your UQ computer when you leave your desk or office.

See the guide >>

Practical strategies to improve grades management

The use of a central system, such as Learn.UQ Grade Centre, improves the security of student grades compared to spreadsheets, due to features like logging and activity monitoring. There are several practical strategies you can employ to improve grades management and security:

Find out more >>

Keeping grades secure video

The following video offers a range of practical strategies for improving grades security (YouTube, 1m 48s).

Watch the video >>

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.

View Writing for the web module >>

SECaTs to open next week, until 4 November

Student Evaluations of Course and Teacher (SECaTs) for Semester 2 will open to students from 17 October – 4 November 2022. To increase response rates, course coordinators should use the resources on this page, including a short video that can be shown in class and 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 eval.uq.edu.au or the Have Your Say module in Blackboard.

Read SECaT FAQs >> 

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

View all eLearning workshops and webinars >>

Other events and courses

Communities of Practice

External events

View all events >>

Teaching and learning support

eLearning support

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

eLearning advisers

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 Adviser.


Self-paced online workshops are available for a variety of systems and tools. eLearning advisers 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 itali@uq.edu.au or book a 30-minute Zoom consultation.

Teaching career development support

ITaLI staff can provide help on developing your career and achieving recognition for your teaching practice. Please contact itali@uq.edu.au or book a 15-minute Zoom consultation.

Inspera assessment design support

For advice about designing assessment in Inspera for exams and non-exams (e.g. quiz, assignment), book a 45 minute consultation delivered online via MS Teams. 

Learning designers

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


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