Resources for Semester 1, 2023

10 Jan 2023

eLearning training, webinars and workshops
ITaLI offers a series of practical workshops run by the eLearning team on centrally-supported systems and tools.

What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

eLearning workshops (Face-to-face)

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Ready to Teach/Tutor Weeks

Ready to Teach Week (6–10 February)

Ready to Teach Week is a program of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.

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Ready to Tutor Week (21–23 February)

To address professional learning requirements for tutors at UQ, ITaLI’s eLearning team is running a series of workshops, including Learn.UQ Basics and Turnitin for Tutors, Active learning tools and Collaborative learning tools.

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Order your Semester 1 site(s) now

Learn how to order your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) and edX (Edge) course sites in preparation for Semester 1.

See the guide >>

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 Semester 1, 2023.

Learn more and view available training >>

                                                                                                                                                                             Unable to attend training? Watch this video >>

Blackboard welcome page update

The welcome page in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) has been updated to provide a more modern and intuitive navigation for all UQ staff and students. There are no changes to the look and functionality of teaching course sites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               See the guide >>

Chat and channels in Ed Discussion

In Ed Discussion, course coordinators can now create private channels for small group work and enable direct student-student and student-staff messaging to enhance collaboration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Learn more >>

New navigational interface for Learn.UQ courses

The Learning Pathway is an optional navigational interface in Blackboard course sites that provides students with a clear visual roadmap through their course to help them stay on track. It is now available to all interested courses starting Semester 1, 2023.

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See how Dr Archie Chapman uses RiPPLE to increase student engagement by having students create their own learning resources, share them with their peers, and receive peer feedback and evaluation (YouTube, 3m 11s).

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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.