Ready to Teach Week & Ready to Tutor Week

30 Jan 2023

Ready to Teach Week (6–10 Feb) and Ready to Tutor Week (21–23 Feb)

Don’t forget to register for Ready to Teach Week or Ready to Tutor Week if you are preparing for teaching in Semester 1.

Ready to Teach Week: learn more and register >>
Ready to Tutor Week: learn more and register >>


eLearning Systems and Support

The eLearning Systems and Support team are responsible for managing the University’s central eLearning systems and providing both teaching and technical advice on eLearning tools.

The following may also be helpful:


Learn more about the eLearning Systems and Support team >>


Pedagogical support

ITaLI provides expert leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics. Explore these useful resources:

Learn more about ITaLI >>


Faculty and school support

Educational design support is available in schools and faculties. While Learning Designers roles can vary, they are able to assist you with:

  • developing online resources to support face-to-face teaching
  • designing and facilitating active learning experiences
  • advice on efficient and sustainable approaches to online learning
  • balancing aesthetic, usability and technical requirements
  • finding further support across UQ.

View the list of Learning Designers >>


Library services

Support for staff

The Library offers high quality learning resources for courses and can work with you to develop your students' information and digital literacy skills. If you would like more details about the available services, visit the Library website or contact your Faculty Services Librarians.


Support for students

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

Learn more about Library services >>


Other news

Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard can be used to deliver collaborative activities to engage learners in tutorials and lectures. Microsoft Whiteboard can be used via a bowser by individuals or in groups for collaborative co-editing activities.

Learn more about Microsoft Whiteboard >>

ChatGPT and the Future of Education

Join a Zoom Webinar on "ChatGPT and the Future of Education" featuring UQ colleagues Associate Professor Hassan Khosravi, Professor Shazia Sadiq, and Dr Anesha Bakharia. The webinar is hosted by the Global Research Alliance for AI in Learning and Education (GRAIL) and will take place on Tuesday 7 February 8–9am.

Registration details >>


Online mini lectures

Staff can produce online lectures that include screen recordings, narration and webcam video using Zoom. This can free up your lecture time for a high-value active learning experience.

See the guide >>

Register for new Inspera workshops

Two new workshops are now available for staff interested in learning more about the Inspera assessment tool. Inspera Assessment – Quizzes covers creating the most common auto-marked question types and Inspera Assessment – Exams and Marking covers producing, configuring and marking summative tests and exams. Before registering for Semester 2, 2023 please complete the expression of interest form.

Microsoft Teams – early adopter support

In Semester 1, 2023, Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning early adopter program will be expanded. Teams can be used to facilitate course communication, tutorial group work and project team collaboration. Note, students will be enrolled in Teams as guests that will limit some of the functionality available. 

Express interest in joining the program >>

Blackboard Welcome Page update

The Welcome Page in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) has been updated to provide more modern and intuitive navigation for all UQ staff and students. The following video provides an overview of the new features (YouTube, 3m 40s). Currently Learn.UQ courses are running ‘original’ view. The University has not yet decided to adopt the latest ‘Ultra’ view.

Learn.UQ Welcome Page

Watch the video >>

Course site design exemplar

To see an example of how to structure a course in preparation for the semester, log in to Learn.UQ. Our example is based on the UQ Digital Teaching Threshold Standards.

See the Course site design guide >>

UQ ePortfolio system – Semester 1, 2023

UQ’s ePortfolio system allows student-driven assessment and provides flexible rubric design. With mapping capabilities to a desired outcome framework, students can track their development over time.

Find out more >>

Automatically publish lecture recordings from Zoom to Echo360

Teaching staff are asked to ensure Zoom recordings are published automatically to Echo360 as Zoom cloud storage of recordings is only a temporary service.

See the guide >>

Open textbook grants for 2023

UQ academics are invited to apply for a grant to create your own open textbook for your course! Open textbooks are a type of open educational resource (OER) that are free for everyone to use. Grants are available from the Library and through the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Open Educational Resource (OER) Collective.

Learn more and apply >>

Update your Zoom client

New features have recently been added to Zoom. Staff and students are therefore encouraged to update their Zoom client. The Virtual Classroom PowerPoint template has also been updated to include a reminder to update Zoom and contains the latest reaction icons.

See the guide >>

Computer-generated captions for Kaltura videos

Captioning is a simple way to improve the accessibility of your video content and is recommended when you upload new videos. Research indicates captioning is useful for all students, especially ESL students. 

See the guide >>

Partner with students to create educational content

Concerned about ChatGPT being used to complete your assessment tasks? You might want to consider adopting RiPPLE for authentic assessment where students create novel educational content (YouTube, 4m 05s).

Watch the video >>

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

eLearning workshops (Face-to-face)

View all eLearning workshops and webinars >>

Ready to Teach/Tutor Weeks

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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.


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.

Inspera assessment design support

For advice about transitioning your current assessment or designing new assessment in Inspera (all kinds of assessment) book a 45 minute consultation delivered online via MS Teams. 

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.