Six tips for the end of Semester 1 2022

30 May 2022

SECaTs open until 8 June

Student Evaluations of Course and Teacher (SECaTs) are still open, until 8 June. To increase response rates this semester, course coordinators should consider allowing a few minutes during class time for students to complete their surveys at More information for teachers:

Semester 1 examination quality assurance

Learn.UQ (Blackboard)-based exam quality assurance (QA) is being further enhanced to improve the exam experience. During the QA process, schools needing to make last minute changes can contact to gain access. This will ensure the QA process is repeated for that exam. 

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Affiliate Academic (ITaLI) information session

ITaLI have introduced the Affiliate Academic position as a service role for educational champions across UQ who demonstrate expertise in teaching and learning. The Affiliate Academic will be a conduit between schools and ITaLI and work with ITaLI staff to build and share knowledge to inform new and existing teaching and learning initiatives. An information session will take place on 15 June for those interested in applying for these positions.

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Seminar – Exploring the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse higher education students during COVID-19

COVID-19 magnified existing barriers for educational participation and revealed some unanticipated positive consequences for enhanced flexibility and more engaged learning. Dr Sally Baker (UNSW) will present a seminar on 20 June which will explore the opportunities and challenges of online teaching and learning with equity student cohorts and what challenges need to be overcome moving ahead.

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Podcast – The iron law of teaching: bringing a buzz and energy into the lecture room

In the latest episode of HigherEd Heroes, Al and Seb talk to Professor Chris Reus-Smit (UQ School of Political Science & International Studies) about lecturing as a performance art and the essence of being physical, animated and enthusiastic in order to draw students into the learning content.

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Ready to Teach Week (11–14 July)

Registrations are open for Ready to Teach Week. Join ITaLI for a week of activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.

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Six tips for the end of semester

Review these tips to help your end-of-semester assessment processing go smoothly.

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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, use the View Grade History tool to produce a report showing all changes and comments, confirm validity and check for errors.

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Teaching and Learning Week EOIs

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are open for staff interested in conducting a session at Teaching and Learning Week (31 Oct – 4 Nov) within the theme of Learning for life and three sub-themes: respectful learning, partnered learning and personalised learning. We welcome UQ staff to share their knowledge and experiences in line with these sub-themes. EOIs will close at 9am on Monday 20 June.

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Order your Semester 2 site(s) now

Learn how to order your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) and UQ Extend (edX) sites in preparation for the upcoming Semester.

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UQ ePortfolio system - Semester 1, 2023

Looking to scaffold progressive reflections either course or program-wide? Interested in staged or interlinked assessment tasks to engage students in using feedback to apply to a later task? UQ’s ePortfolio system enables students to submit videos, images or documents to external or internal assessors and obtain feedback on specific marking criteria.

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Active learning content in H5P

Facilitate student engagement during lectures or tutorials with H5P new active learning content types Word Cloud, Emoticon Cloud and Multi Poll.

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Accessibility and Study Hacks - Digital Essentials module

The Accessibility and study hacks module (part of Digital Essentials) introduces students to creating accessible content and productivity tools for study and life. It is designed to be embedded into courses so students can find the information they need, when they need it.

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eLearning webinars (Zoom)

eLearning workshops (Face-to-face)

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Other events and courses

Communities of Practice

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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.


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 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.