Why would I use online course content?

By embedding online course content within your Learn.UQ course, these learning resources are accessible to students throughout the semester.

What types of course content are available?

  • Learn.UQ Content Area (i.e. Learning Resources and Assessment): add content such as files, images, websites, audio and videos through the content area menu which can be organised into folders and subfolders.
  • edX (Edge): a separate platform that allows you to create interactive online content that can then be linked within your Learn.UQ course.
  • H5P: create small interactive learning objects which can be embedded within Learn.UQ and edX (Edge) courses. 
  • Announcements: notify students about course events, changes, corrections, new course resources, assignment due dates.

What course content tools are available?

    Learn.UQ Content Area

    The Learning Resources Content Area is used to link to items such as lecture presentations, course notes, tutorial questions and laboratory questions. The Assessment Content Area is used to link assessment instructions, resources, marking schemas and assessment submission links.

    Features

    • Embed content directly through the Learn.UQ content menu.
    • Include a range of different types of content. 
    • Add files, images, web links, course links, YouTube and Kaltura Media videos

    Limitations

    • Interactive content must be embedded through external tools such as H5P.

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    edX (Edge)

    The edX (Edge) is a separate platform that allows you to create interactive online content that can then be linked within your Learn.UQ course site. It also provides access to learning analytics that can inform your course design.

    Features

    • Include a range of different interactive activity types such as multiple choice, dropdown, numerical input, text input, checkbox, drag and drop, wordcloud, poll and peer instruction. 
    • Organise content within sections and subsections. 

    Limitations

    • Different process to upload content such as files and images, when compared to Learn.UQ (Blackboard). 

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    H5P

    H5P provides an easy way to create small interactive learning objects that can be inserted into courses, providing students with engaging resources and formative assessment activities that provide immediate feedback.

    Note: H5P is being piloted by learning designers across UQ during 2019. It is planned to make the tool more widely available in 2020.

    Features

    • Feedback is provided immediately to the student. 
    • Learning objects are interactive and easy to use.
    • All interactive learning objects created within H5P can be shared with others who can then edit or copy the content. 
    • Can be embedded with both Learn.UQ and edX (Edge)
    • Results can be returned to Grade Centre when using LTI links

    Limitations

    • Content needs to be created separately in H5P

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    Announcements

    Announcements can be used to welcome students and notify them about course events, changes, corrections, new course resources and availability of feedback on marked assessment.

    Features

    • Ability to communicate with everyone enrolled in the course
    • Can choose to also send a copy via email and override Blackboard notification settings
    • Can create an announcement with date restrictions (i.e. posted after a particular date/time)

    Limitations

    • Announcements with date restrictions are unable to be sent via email

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