Ready to Tutor Week (25 - 27 July)

17 Jul 2023

Ready to Tutor Week (25 – 27 July)

Ready to Tutor Week if you are preparing for teaching in Semester 2. The program offers a platform to enhance your teaching skills, exchange ideas, and collaborate with fellow tutors; enabling you to significantly impact student learning.

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Ready to Teach Week - thank you!

Thanks to all attendees for making Ready to Teach Week a success. Missed a session? Access the recordings via our past events resources webpage (UQ login required).

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Review Learn.UQ resources course sites and Course Profiles availability

Please ensure Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site(s) and course profile(s) are made available to students at least one week before your first teaching activity, as outlined on the Course Design - Policy site. Course sites must contain a welcome message as a minimum requirement. The remaining online course requirements should be met by the first teaching activity.

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Preparing for Semester 2: teaching & assessment guidance with Generative AI support

Check the Semester 2 guidance (UQ login required) website to ensure you have:

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Transitioning to the new group peer assessment tool in Semester 2, 2023

Courses that incorporate a group peer evaluation component in their assessment in semester 2, 2023 are encouraged to utilise a new tool called Buddycheck. Buddycheck facilitates the evaluation of individual contributions within a group project, allowing each member to assess each other’s contributions.

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New recording policy transcript advice

In compliance with the updated policy (Recording of Teaching at UQ [3.20.06]) requiring transcripts for recordings, transcript advice will be included in courses from Semester 2, 2023 onwards. A decision was made by Teaching and Learning Committee/Academic Board to require the advice to remain at the top of Learning Resources.

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eLearning Adviser consultations

You can book an eLearning Adviser consultation through Microsoft Bookings. eLearning Advisers have expertise in teaching and learning technology and can help you select and configure learning technologies for your course(s).

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Artificial Intelligence - Digital Essentials module

The Artificial Intelligence module (within the Digital Essentials series) introduces students to the different types of AI, the implications of AI to society and what AI research is being done at UQ. The module is embedded into courses to make it more accessible for students.

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Enhance Your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site

For personalised suggestions on how to improve your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course site, complete the online self-assessment form, and review the course design exemplar site which provides a model for structuring your course for easy navigation for students. Please note that access to the exemplar site requires being logged into Blackboard

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Review Learn.UQ resources

As we begin another semester, staff should take a moment to review the Getting started with Learn.UQ guide which provides information about eLearning tools, support, ordering, and adding content to course(s). New staff should complete the Learn.UQ Basics online workshop, or book a consultation with an eLearning advisor

Staff can refer to the Course Readiness Checklist to keep track of your preparation for your Learn.UQ course.

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Important reminder: publishing Zoom cloud recordings to Echo360 for long-term student access

To ensure long-term access for students, please publish your Zoom cloud recordings to Echo360. Without publishing in Echo360, recordings will be deleted after 12 months. By configuring them to load into Echo360, they will be stored for a much longer duration. 

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Get to know your students

Course Insights, UQ's course-level learning analytics dashboard, is available to all Course Coordinators via Learn.UQ. Review student demographic information this week through the enrolment section to help inform your teaching strategies.

Course Coordinators can also access student headshots through my.UQ and generate a PDF document to familiarise themselves with student faces prior to classes.

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What's on

eLearning workshops (self-paced)

eLearning webinars (Zoom)

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. Book a custom workshop.

Teaching career development support

ITaLI staff can provide help on developing your career and achieving recognition for your teaching practice. Please contact or book a 15-minute Zoom consultation.

Inspera assessment design support

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

Teaching support

ITaLI staff are available to offer pedagogical advice. Please contact or book a 30-minute Zoom consultation.

Learning designers

For faculty or school-level support, please refer to the list of Learning Designers in your area.