eLearning Update

eLearning Systems & Support

University of Queensland  
Tuesday 30 May 2017

Top 7 tips for end of Semester

Tip 1: Direct upload of MCQ's
Directly upload MCQ test results to the Grade Centre. Refer to the MCQ direct upload to Grade Centre guide for step-by-step instructions.

Tip 2: MCQ marking request
If you are planning to use direct upload, and you weigh marks differently in your test, complete the "special instructions" section (#5) within the Multiple Choice Marking Request form.

Tip 3: Control the release of marks
During marking or moderation you may not be ready for students to see their results. To control the release of results from Turnitin, Blackboard Assignments and Tests you need to carefully set both the individual tool settings and the Grade Centre column settings (Hide from Students-on/off). Refer to the Turnitin, Blackboard assignments and Tests guides for step-by-step instructions.

Tip 4: Advise students how to access their marks
There are detailed guides available for students on how to view their marks. Please refer students to the View originality report and marks - Turnitin and View and download your results - Blackboard assignments guides for step-by-step instructions.

Tip 5: Turnitin
If you are using Turnitin (not the iPad app) remember it times-out after one hour of inactivity. If you are marking in Turnitin remember to return to the Assignment Inbox regularly to save your progress. If your connection times-out, you will need to re-start Turnitin via your Learn.UQ course.

Tip 6: 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. Refer to the Upload grades to SI-net guide for step-by-step instructions.

Tip 7: Processing Grades - help
If you would like a personal tutorial on transferring marks to SI-net, uploading MCQ spreadsheets to Grade Centre or any other Learn.UQ grade processing activities then email help@learn.uq.edu.au with "ELSS - Nomination" in the subject line.
For further information on the eLearning Solutions Service, visit the eLearning Solutions Service webpage.

Request your Semester 2 course

Order your Semester 2 course now! Complete the Course Request online form located under the Staff tab in Learn.UQ.

Visit the Course Request webpage for further information.

eLearning Helpdesk Statistics

Turnitin email non-submitters feature

Did you know that staff can use the Turnitin Email non-submitters feature to send a reminder email to all students in their course that have not submitted an assignment? Refer to the Turnitin Email non-submitters guide for step-by-step instructions.

eLearning Solutions Service - ELSS

The eLearning Solutions Service offers one-on-one consultations on the integration of eLearning into courses. At the start of each semester, staff can nominate to use this service to help implement a centrally supported eLearning tool. Support will be provided for the duration of the semester. To make a nomination please follow the steps on the eLearning Solutions Service website.

As part of the eLearning Solutions Service, you can:

  • receive one-on-one consultations tailoring eLearning solutions for your course;
  • receive ideas on how to deliver your course more effectively with technology;
  • save time, improve student engagement and give better feedback to your students;

Email help@learn.uq.edu.au with "ELSS - nomination" in the subject line. An eLearning advisor will make contact with you to arrange an initial consultation. All advisers have teaching qualifications. 

ITaLI TeachAssist

TeachAssist is provided by ITaLI for the UQ community to offer support for their teaching and learning. If you are considering changing your curriculum, its delivery or assessment, evaluating your teaching or perhaps even educational research then get in contact through the ITaLI TeachAssist website. Assistance is available on a range of pedagogical, teaching professional development, evaluations, learning analytics and online learning development activities.

Processing Grades - Custom workshops for teaching staff, tutors and professional staff

A custom workshop can be arranged for your faculty, school and/or course on any Learn.UQ grade processing activities such as, transferring marks to SI-net or uploading MCQ spreadsheets to Grade Centre. Laptops are provided for the sessions and course coordinators only need to book a meeting room. Contact elearningtraining@uq.edu.au with details of the preferred date, time, room booking and approximate numbers.


Turnitin online marking

The Turnitin online marking tool allows you to save frequently used comments.
Watch the video case study to find out how Marissa Edwards uses Turnitin for online marking within a large course. 

More video case studies >

eLearning workshops

Learn.UQ Basics
9:30am-noon, 06 June, St Lucia


Learn.UQ: Quizzes, Tests and Exams
9:30am-noon, 07 June, St Lucia


Learn.UQ Grade Centre
10:00am-noon, 08 June, St Lucia


UQ Active Learning Tools
2pm-4pm, 12 June, St Lucia


10am-noon, 14 June, St Lucia


Checkbox Survey Tool
10:00am-noon, 16 June, St Lucia


Video Production
9:30am-noon, 20 June, St Lucia


Desktop Recording - Office Mix
10am-noon, 22 June, St Lucia


ITaLI workshops

Designing Assessment
2:00pm-4:00pm, 5 June, St Lucia


Assessment Using Multiple Choice Questions
10:00am-12:00pm, 19 June, St Lucia


Effective Lecturing
2:00pm-4:00pm, 12 July, St Lucia


Educational Video Production
9:00am-12:30pm, 20 July, St Lucia


ITaLI events

The Teaching @ UQ Program
The Teaching @ UQ Program prepares academic staff new to UQ for teaching and learning.  The program is grounded in good practices that define effective learning environments whilst being contextualised within faculties to ensure relevance and implemented to foster social teaching networks amongst new academics.  
9:00am-1:00pm, 12 July, St Lucia


Register now: Teaching and Learning Grants "pitch your idea" sessions
Do you have an idea for an initiative to enhance the student experience? Want to apply for a Teaching Innovation Grant or an Early Career Educational Research Grant? ITaLI is providing an opportunity for you to "pitch your idea" to a wide audience to receive valuable feedback and advice on your project design prior to submitting an application.
09 June, 13 June, 19 June, 20 June, St Lucia


Present your innovative teaching technology at the Electro Expo
The Teaching @ UQ Program prepares academic staff new to UQ for teaching and learning.  The program is grounded in good practices that define effective learning environments whilst being contextualised within faculties to ensure relevance and implemented to foster social teaching networks amongst new academics.  
1:00pm-4:00pm, 22 June, St Lucia


Custom Workshops

Custom workshops on centrally supported eLearning tools are available on request for faculties / schools / courses.

To organise a workshop for your teaching staff, tutors or professional staff email elearningtraining@uq.edu.au


eLearning Solutions Service

Personal support is available for implementing centrally supported eLearning tools.

To access the service email help@learn.uq.edu.au with "ELSS - Nomination" in the subject line.


A-Z Guides
eLearning Tools

A list of all centrally supported eLearning tools with associated guides are available to view and download.

Access the list of A-Z guides by clicking on this link: eLearning A-Z Guides


Flipped Classroom

If you are considering implementing the flipped classroom model at UQ, visit the Flipped Classroom website.

Video for Teaching and Learning

Helpful video production resources and advice are available on the Video for Teaching and Learning website.


Library Learning

For tailored services to support staff in their teaching and learning, visit the Services for Teaching Staff library website.


Monthly Statistics

To see usage information for eLearning services, visit our usage statistics webpage.

Usage statistics for the following services are recorded: eLearning Training Attendances, eLearning Solutions Service, eLearning Staff Helpdesk and Change Management.




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