Sneak peek 3, Si-net Merge tool, eLearning Early Bird workshops

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ITS eLearning update 28 October | 2014

Blackboard Upgrade

It is now 26 days until the Blackboard upgrade.  Do you have it in your calendar?

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

Please make sure these dates are marked in 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.

Sneak peek 3 - New Date Management tool

Soon staff will be able change due dates and availability settings for a range of tools on a single page. The new date management feature in Learn.UQ will be available to staff following the upcoming annual upgrade. The tool will make it easier for staff to reuse tests, Blackboard assignments, blogs, wikis and discussions boards copied from previous semesters. 

Si-net Merge tool

Coordinators are reminded that there is a SI-net merge tool which allows you to download Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet in the correct format for upload to SI-net. Further information can be found on the Grade Centre tool page.

Central Survey Service - Have your say?

We'd like to know what you want from your central survey tool. Please spend a few minutes to help us to understand your needs by completing this survey.

What new features would you like?

Let us know what new eLearning tools you would find useful. You can give your input online anytime. 

eLearning Early Bird workshops (get organised for S1 2015)

ITS are offering a range of practical workshops on eLearning tools during November / December.  For a description of each workshop, dates and to register visit the Staff Development / Teaching and Learning Technologies site. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Learn.UQ Basics, 12 November, 1:30pm - 4:00pm, St Lucia
  • TurnItIn, 13 November, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Tests, Quizzes and Exams, 18 November, 9:30am - 12:00pm, St Lucia
  • Learn.UQ Basics, 26 November, 9:30am -12:00pm, St Lucia
  • TurnItIn, 26 November, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, St Lucia 

Copyright workshops

The Copyright team are offering four separate copyright training sessions in November.  For a description of each workshop, dates and to register visit the Staff Development / Teaching and Learning Technologies site. Upcoming workshops include: 

  • Copyright for Teaching and eLearning, 10 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, St Lucia
  • Copyright when Producing Research, 20 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, St Lucia
  • Copyright, CPD, Conferences and MOOCs, 21 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, St Lucia 
  • Getting what you need from the web, 28 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, St Lucia

Quick poll

Which of the following new technologies would you find most useful?

Click on the link to register your response.  

Blackboard Open Education 

Instructors interested in helping evaluate the Blackboard Open Education platform can find out more on the Open Education page. Open Education is the free cloud based instructional environment that comes with Blackboard. Open Education allows you to publish a course for any student to consume anywhere. 

Theatre of War

The UQ Library Multimedia Service presents this display of war related feature films and television dramas from around the world.  The new display is in commemoration of the beginning of World War 1 and brings attention to feature films in the collection concerning this war and other conflicts in the 20th Century.



  • Blackboard Upgrade
  • Sneak Peek 3 
  • Si-net Merge tool 
  • Central Survey Service - Have your say? 
  • What new features would you like? 
  • eLearning Early Bird workshops
  • Copyright workshops 
  • Quick poll 
  • Blackboard Open Education
  • Theatre of War

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 Quick poll results - 14 October 2014

In regards to Teaching Enhanced Learning support at UQ, what would be most beneficial for you as an instructor?

 Log a job

If you are having an eLearning technical problem you can log a job with Helpdesk. To enable a timely response please be sure to include as much data as possible with your request.

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