Ready to Teach Week (5–9 February) and Ready to Tutor Week (19–23 February)

30 Jan 2024

Ready to Teach Week (5–9 February) and Ready to Tutor Week (19–23 February)

Don't forget to register for Ready to Teach Week or Ready to Tutor Week if you are preparing for teaching in Semester 1. Sessions cover topics including Learn.UQ (Blackboard), navigating Generative AI and assessment, editing educational videos, and much more. There's also a session dedicated to setting up for a successful semester. Whether you are new to teaching or tutoring or looking to develop new skills, there's a session for you. 

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Changes to the PPL 3.30.02 Course and Teaching Surveys 

Starting Semester 1, 2024 (19 February), the Course and Teacher Surveys Policy Suite will be replaced. Details about the policy changes and copies of new policy documents can be found on the ITaLI website.

The changes to the PPL 3.30.02 Course and Teacher Surveys Policy Suite will be outlined in a presentation, followed by a Q&A session on Wednesday 14 February from 9–10am.  Please contact if you would like to attend.

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Getting started with Learn.UQ

The Getting started with Learn.UQ guide provides new staff with information about eLearning tools, support, ordering and adding content to their course(s). New staff are recommended to attend either a Learn.UQ Basics workshop or complete the Learn.UQ Basics self-paced online workshop.

Complete the Course Readiness Checklist to ensure you have correctly set up your Learn.UQ course.

See the guide >>

Teaching and assessment guidance for Semester 1, 2024

ITaLI's Teaching and assessment updates webpage has recently been updated with guidance for Semester 1, 2024. This resource covers a range of topics, including updates to assessment procedures, guidance on Generative AI in teaching and assessment, online exam options and much more. 

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Revised assessment and examinations procedures workshops 

In February, ITaLI will facilitate workshops on the 2023 revised assessment and examinations procedures. These workshops have been designed for staff impacted by these changes, it offers a collaborative space to identify the rationale, review the changes and examination procedures, discuss impacts, and connect for support.

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Initial overview of Inspera (1 February)

This session orients new users to the Inspera Assessment platform, going through the key components, features, and navigation, as well as tips to enable you to use the platform most efficiently. Basic assessment creation principles will be covered with the opportunity to ask questions.


Integrity Week at UQ (5–9 February)

Explore a variety of sessions showcasing the significance of integrity at UQ, marking the launch of UQ’s Integrity Framework. Don’t miss the main event on Tuesday 6 February, where an expert panel, featuring Queensland’s Integrity Commissioner, will dissect a hypothetical ethical dilemma within a university setting.

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Top 7 Learn.UQ course site design tips

As we begin Semester 1, check out our Top 7 Learn.UQ course site design tips.

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Echo360 for video assignments

Due to recent improvements, the Echo360 platform is now recommended over Kaltura for student video assignments.

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Automatically publish lecture recordings from Zoom to Echo360

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

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Icebreakers with Padlet UQ

Icebreakers are an excellent way to promote student interactions and to develop personal connections early in the semester, which is particularly important in blended and online courses.

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Internet Essentials – Digital Essentials module

The Internet Essentials module (within the Digital Essentials series) introduces students to internet infrastructure, domain names and privacy. It is designed to be embedded into courses so students can find the information they need, when they need it.

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Microsoft Teams for teaching and collaboration

In Ultra courses, Microsoft Teams will be seamlessly integrated, allowing students to collaborate formatively. The Teams for Teaching Project, initiated in 2020, is currently waiting for the staff and student systems to be merged.

View the Ultra project and timeline >>


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:

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Pedagogical Support

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

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Faculty and school support

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

  • developing online resources to support your 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.

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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.

Digital assessment design support

Digital Assessment Learning Designers are available to 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.