Prepare courses for Semester 1 2024

8 Jan 2024

Ready to Teach Week (5–9 February)

Ready to Teach Week is almost here, packed with a variety of engaging events to enhance your teaching experience at UQ. Register for sessions such as the Integrity Officer update, Universal Design for Learning session, Gen AI tips and updates, eLearning workshops and many more. Gain practical tips and connect with fellow teachers. Explore the program and secure your spot today!

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Declutter your Learn.UQ course site

Prior to Semester 1, 2024 staff are advised to review their course(s) site content; remove unused items from previous iterations and integrate UQ Digital Teaching Threshold Standards into their site(s). View an example of structuring and preparing course sites by logging into Learn.UQ and visiting the Exemplar course. Staff need to click on the ‘Submit’ button to enrol in the Exemplar course.

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Inspera showcase (11 and 15 January)

Almost 12,000 students across 18 different schools complete a wide range of assessment in Inspera each year. These sessions showcase the variety of ways in which Inspera is being used at UQ for learning and assessment with the aim of introducing the platform to new users, or inspiring existing users with some new ideas. 

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Upload your desktop recordings with Echo360

The recommended tool for uploading desktop recordings to course sites is Echo360. Teaching staff can then either embed videos in an item using the EchoVideo Deep Linking Tool (staff login required) or add them to your Echo360 classroom through the Lecture recording link.

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Ultra Course sandboxes now available

Ultra Course sandboxes are now available for staff to explore Blackboard’s most recent look and functionality for course sites. Email with the subject line Ultra Course sandbox. UQ is currently testing Ultra courses through a staged proof of concept (POC project).

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eLearning workshops

The eLearning team are offering a range of practical workshops on eLearning tools during 2024. A description of each workshop, dates and registration is available on the at ITaLI Workshops and short courses.

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New active learning tools

Web-based technologies can help enhance students’ experience and engagement in lectures. A range of active and collaborative tools are available to help staff design different learning activities for students. New tools include EchoPoll and H5P “The Chase”.

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UQ ePortfolio system – Semester 2, 2024

Looking to support students' preferences and capabilities through designing flexible assessment tasks? Interested in linking coursework to employability development? UQ’s ePortfolio system facilitates student-driven assessment and provides a flexible rubric design. With mapping capabilities to a desired outcome framework, students can track their development over time.

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iThenticate – text matching for research papers

The iThenticate text matching system for researchers is available to all UQ staff. While iThenticate uses the same underlying technology and database as Turnitin, the functionality, user experience and reports are designed to meet the needs of researchers. iThenticate allows you to quickly upload, check and examine documents using a web-based interface. Researchers can also share documents, collaborate in groups and view in-depth analytics to provide visibility of content submissions and levels of originality over time.

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Finding and Using Media – Digital Essentials module

The Finding and Using Media module (within the Digital Essentials series) teaches students how to use images, sounds and videos ethically through copyright and creative commons. Its design facilitates seamless integration into courses, enabling students to access information precisely when required.

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Confirm your Semester 1 reading lists

Confirm your Semester 1 reading lists to ensure they are available to your students in time for week one of teaching. Our blog post contains instructions on confirming your learning resources and some tips for choosing the best resources and help with finding Indigenising Curriculum resources.


What's on

eLearning workshops (self-paced)

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eLearning webinars (Zoom)

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Teaching and learning support

eLearning support
For technical support with central eLearning tools, email eLearning support

eLearning Advisers
To receive pedagogical advice from UQ's leading teaching technology experts on using our central 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, 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-minute Zoom consultation.

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