UQ Awards for Excellence and Teaching Resources

21 Mar 2022

EOIs open for UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Expressions of interest (EOIs) for the UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are now open until Friday 22 April. These include:

Learn more and submit an EOI >>

SECaT action items

A reminder to course coordinators that all ECP data should be finalised by Friday 8 April. After this date, the Evaluations Team will use ECP data to create SECaT surveys. Any course with a listed Course Coordinator in the ECP will result in a SECaT course survey. Any teacher listed in a ‘Lecturer’ or ‘Associate Lecturer’ role in the ECP will result in a SECaT teaching survey.

More information >>

Podcast – How can we make those difficult or unpopular topics accessible and fun learning for students?

In the latest episode of HigherEd Heroes, Al and Seb talk to Dr Suzanna Fay about having to teach a topic that is either difficult to grasp or unpopular with students. They discuss how to make these topics accessible and bring them alive in a fun way to help students learn.

Listen to the episode >>

Support for teachers

Student Advice Team support

The Student Advice Team aims to provide staff with the information and tools to help support students with their studies as well as areas including international student information, welfare, financial assistance and support with disability and inclusion. Learn how the team can support you and your students by watching the Accessible learning – Student Services Support recording from Ready to Teach Week.

Watch the recording >>

Library resources for online exams 

During open book online exams, students may experience challenges accessing the same resources at the same time because publishers limit the number of users for particular sources. When planning exams, the Library recommends to either use Open Educational Resources or urge your students to take notes/download important chapters and articles.

Learn how to prepare for online exams with your students >>

Allow external Zoom accounts to join a restricted Zoom meeting

Zoom meetings can be configured to restrict access to UQ accounts only by specifying external accounts (such as those of guest lecturers) and allowing them to join meetings restricted to UQ staff and students.

See the guide >>

Lecture recordings - Are students watching?

Analytics on student engagement with lecture recordings are available. Staff now have access to information on views of individual recordings and a breakdown of individual student engagement with all available recordings.

Refer to the guide >>

Online assignment submission and marking

Online assignment submission and marking tools facilitate efficient and reliable assignment submission for students and marking for teaching staff. Assignments are immediately available to teaching staff for marking, and once marked, are quickly available to students for reflection. 

Learn more >>

Grade security tip: secure your computer

Secure student grades by manually locking your UQ computer when you leave your desk or office.

Course sites

Major H5P Upgrade 

Eight new content types have been added to H5P functionality: The Chase, AR ScavengerCornell NotesWord Cloud, Emoticon CloudMulti PollStructure Strip and Complex Fill in the Blanks. 

Learn more >>

Course site design tips - assessment 

The Teaching and Learning Committee endorsed course design guidelines recommending that each individual assessment has its own folder in the Assessment area of the course site. The first item in the folder should be the submission link, followed by the relevant student instructions.

Learn more >>

eLearning Workshops

Custom workshops for teaching staff, tutors and professional staff

Custom workshops on centrally supported eLearning tools are available by request for faculties, schools and individual courses. Sessions are delivered via Zoom or face-to-face. Contact elearningadvisers@uq.edu.au with details of the preferred date, time and approximate numbers.

Learn more >>

Learn.UQ Grade Centre online self-paced workshop

An online self-paced workshop Learn.UQ Grade Centre is available for staff. This course provides practice tasks on managing Grade Centre: creating different column types for different assessment items and finalising students' grades in a course. 

See the course >>

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

View all eLearning workshops and webinars >>

Other workshops and information sessions

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 itali@uq.edu.au 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.