Generative AI writing detection capability and Exam preparation

27 Mar 2023

Exam preparation resources 

For staff

Resources are available to help prepare and deliver invigilated (ProctorU) and non-invigilated Learn.UQ exams. For tailored advice, book a consultation with an eLearning Advisor.

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For students

For smoother end-of-semester exams, tell your students about the AskUs exam prep webinars that provide tips and advice on common issues faced by students on exam day.

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Generative AI

New AI detection on Turnitin (5 April)

Turnitin has recently announced the release of AI writing detection capabilities. This will help educators uphold academic integrity while ensuring that students are treated fairly. 

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Talking to your students about Generative AI

Students are beginning to prepare for assessment in their courses. Talk with your students to help them understand your expectations for using (or not using) generative AI in their study and assessment. Presentation slides have been developed to guide this discussion. The teaching and assessment updates webpage (staff login required) includes examples of how academics are raising these ideas their courses. 

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What's Working? - Generative AI

Dr Hassan Khosravi will host the upcoming What’s Working? webinar series featuring Angela Cook and Axel Wieneke. The session will involve a discussion on the opportunities and complications with Generative AI.

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Online courses available for free on

UQx manages over 60 courses available to global learners on the edX platform. Enrolment is free with an option to purchase an upgrade to access course assessment and a verified certificate upon completing the course.

UQ is offering students a free upgrade to be verified learner in the following courses: 

Please share amongst your colleagues and students. For further information, contact:

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Ready to Teach Week EOIs

Ready to Teach Week (10-14 July) is a program of activities designed to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. Join your colleagues and support staff to prepare engaging online and on-campus classes, enhance your assessment, and get your course site and administration in shape.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to present at the event are now open and will close 9am, Friday 28 May. 

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Record reasons for mark changes

A video explaining how to edit a student’s mark and record a reason in the Learn.UQ (Blackboard) Grade Centre is now available (YouTube, 2m 22s).

At the end of the semester, view the comments in the Grade History section and check for errors before transferring your grades to SI-net.

 grade centre edit a mark and record a reason

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Write, cite, and submit - Digital Essentials module

The Write, cite and submit module (part of Digital Essentials) introduces students to plagiarism, referencing style guides, and assignment submission requirements. The module is embedded into courses to make it more accessible for students.

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Course Insights - contact students based on assessment data

Course Insights, UQ's own course-level learning analytics dashboard, is available to all course coordinators via Learn.UQ (staff login required). The assessment section allows staff to view students' academic performance and the Course Insights filter can identify students that may need extra support. Staff can then email different groups of students to provide tailored support.

See the guide >>

Lecture recordings - are students watching?

Echo360 ALP now provides analytical data to assist in the monitoring of student engagement with lecture recordings. Staff can access the number of views on individual recordings including course, student, and engagement data. 

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What's on

eLearning training (self-paced)

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.


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 approved courses, Digital Assessment Learning Designers can help with assessment design, advice on question and assessment task creation, optimising the student experience, and providing feedback in Inspera. Book an online consultation. 

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.