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Introduction

UQwordstream is a UQ active learning tool that automatically collates student responses to an open-ended question. The results are displayed as a Wordstream. Students submit their response using a web enabled device (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device or other smart phones).

Note: All UQ staff can use UQwordstream via the UQ Active Learn suite (tutors will need to login using their staff username and login).

UQwordstream questions - open-ended responses

Questions can be posed:

  • Verbally
  • Written on the whiteboard
  • In a PowerPoint presentation

UQwordstream - Instructor view

  1. Browse to the main page to open the UQ Active Learn suite of applications.
    https://apps.elearning.uq.edu.au
  2. Click on the CHANGE TO INSTRUCTOR VIEW button.
  3. Click on the relative application from the list (UQwordstream in this instance) 

click on instructor view

click on wordstream instructor

  1. Or, browse directly to the UQwordstream- Instructor website where the student responses will be displayed:
    https://apps.elearning.uq.edu.au/wordstream/instructor/

Note: All UQ staff have their own UQwordstream account with a unique Active Learn ID number.

  1. If you are not already logged in:
    • Enter your UQ username and password.
    • Click on the LOGIN button.

click on the login button

UQwordstream setup

  1. Click on the MANAGE button.

click on the manage button

  1. If there are currently responses displayed in UQwordstream, click on the RESET QUESTION button.
  2. Optionally type your question into the Your Question textbox (maximum 64 characters for textbox).
  3. Click on the SAVE button.
  4. Click on the MANAGE button again to close.

click on the manage button

Note: You could enter your question and save the required settings before your lecture / tutorial.

Tip: Entering the question (or a shortened way to identify the question posed) into Your Question textbox, will enable you to better search for the question responses using the SHOW HISTORY button for purposes of downloading a record of the student responses in the future.

Warning: Students are able to enter open-ended responses which gives them the ability to type inappropriate responses. It is recommended that you remind students of the Acceptable Use of  UQ ICT Resources policy and access the downloaded responses to track down and follow up on any inappropriate submissions.

UQwordstream - Student view

  1. Instruct students to browse to their instructors’ (your) UQwordstream student view webpage (contribute here) address. 

  1. Alternatively, students can access the relative application through the UQ Active Learn suite.  Students will need to:
    • Browse to the website: https://apps.elearning.uq.edu.au/
    • Check that they are accessing the applications under their instructors’ (your) Active Learn ID
    • Click on CHANGE ACTIVE LEARN ID button if the Active Learn ID does not match their instructors’ (your) Active Learn ID.

click on change active lean id

  • Get students to enter their instructors’ (your) Active Learn ID

  • Click on the relative application to enter their responses (UQwordstream in this instance)

click on uqwordstream

  1. Students should then:
  • Type in their response and press the Enter key on their keyboard (or GO on their mobile). Student responses can be a maximum of 1000 characters long (approx. 3-4 paragraphs).

Tip: Students are unable to remove / undo any responses once they have been entered.  If an inappropriate response is entered, the instructor may:

  1. Click on the HIDE button.
  2. Click on the MANAGE button.
  3. Click on the RESET QUESTION button to clear the UQwordcloud responses.
  4. After the session, use the SHOW HISTORY button to download a record of the responses and follow up with the student that entered an inappropriate response.
  5. Remind students of the Acceptable Use of  UQ ICT Resources policy.

click on the hide button

click on the reset question button

UQwordstream - Collecting responses

Your UQwordstream will automatically update the display as students enter responses.

Warning: If you refresh the browser any responses submitted will be reset and students will need to resubmit their response.

  1. Click on the START button to begin /continue collecting student responses.
  2. Click on the STOP button to end/pause responses coming in
  3. Click on the HIDE button to hide the UQwordstream responses entered
  4. Click on the SHOW button to view the UQwordstream responses entered

click on the start hide buttons

UQwordstream display

Your UQwordstream will automatically update the display as students enter responses.

Warning: If you refresh the browser any responses submitted will be reset and students will need to resubmit their response.

  1. The number of students who have submitted one or more responses is displayed. i.e. The total number of responses is not displayed.
  2. Click on the full screen icon in the top right of the Wordstream to enter Full screen view.
  3. Click on the cross icon in the top right of the Wordstream to return to the standard display.

wordstream display page

UQwordstream – Clearing responses

  1. Click on the MANAGE button
  2. Click on the reset RESET QUESTION button.

  • Refer to UQwordstream setup section for details on how to setup a new question.

UQwordstream - Saving results

Refer to the UQ Active Learn - Saving results guide.