TurnItIn - update student lists, Peer assessment tool, Blogs and Journals

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ITS eLearning update   16 September 2014

TurnItIn - Remember to update your student list

TurnItIn assignments only contain the students who were in your course when the assignment was created. If more students have enrolled since you created your assignment you will need to update the class list so those students can submit their assignments. The roster sync function allows you to update your class list.  View the TurnItIn Roster Sync (Update class list) guide for step-by-step instructions.  

Peer assessment tool (contribution to group work) - feedback requested

ITS are requesting feedback from staff interested in the idea of a centrally supported peer assessment tool. The tool collects and collates student feedback on group member contributions to team projects. The tool could be used formatively to identify groups requiring additional support, or summatively to moderate project marks.  Feedback should be sent to a.dickie1@uq.edu.au.

Updated Blogs and Journals guides

The Blogs and Journals tool page on the eLearning site has been updated to include extensive self help guides. This tool allows you to set up blogs and journals, create and comment on posts, link multimedia to your posts and mark blogs and journals.  

Course Archive for Student Revision 

In response to requests ITS has developed a web-based Course Archive system. The system makes courses available to students for revision, for the duration of their degree.  This web-based Course Archive system is in addition to a separate more comprehensive archive available for staff via an ITS Service desk request. Courses from 2013 to 2014 are still available on learn.uq.edu.au.

Anthropological films 

Anthropological films from the Royal Anthropological Institute are now available online from the Library site.  The Disappearing World Series was produced by Granada TV in the UK from 1970 - 1990s and documents "disappearing" or forgotten peoples, communities, and customs from around the world. 

New Technology Projects 

The eLearning team is continually investigating new technologies in response to requests from all around the University. The status of these projects and investigations is always available online in case you would like to know more or register to participate in pilots.


The Echo lecture system will be upgraded during the mid semester break on Saturday, 4 October, from 5am to 5pm.  Lecture recordings will not be available during the upgrade. Feedback should be sent to help@learn.edu.au.

Blackboard Upgrade 

Blackboard will be upgraded on Sunday, 23 November and Monday, 24 November, and will be unavailable on these days.

Please add these dates to your calendar now.

The Technology Enhanced Learning Sub Committee has considered date options and related issues and endorsed these days as having the lowest possible impact across the University as a whole.

Please visit our upgrade website for full details, including a series of tips for instructors to mitigate the main impacts of the outage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Teaching and Learning Support in ITS.




  • TurnItIn - Remember to update your student list
  • Peer assessment tool 
  • Updated Blogs and Journals guides 
  • Course Archive for Student Revision 
  • Anthropological films
  • New Technology Projects 
  • Echo360
  • Blackboard upgrade 








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