The eLearning team offer a range of practical workshops on eLearning tools. Workshops are provided in face-to-face format and can be booked booked through the Staff Development site. Workshops offered include:

Workshops

Desktop recording - Office Mix

Participants guide

This course will introduce participants to the desktop recording features of the eLearning authoring software Office Mix. This software allows staff to produce mini online lectures that include narration, webcam video, media and formative quizzes. Participants will develop their understanding of the different ways desktop recordings can be used in teaching and learning. Practical skills covered will include producing a multimedia presentation and publishing it to your Learn.UQ course.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand how desktop recordings can be used to support teaching and learning
  • Create and publish a multimedia presentation.
  • Include narration, webcam video, YouTube videos and formative quizzes in your presentation.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site.

Learn.UQ Basics

This course is an introduction to Learn.UQ, UQ's eLearning management system, and will familiarise participants with the commonly-used functions. Participants will learn how to add course materials, upload videos, manage course files, add announcements, manage users and use discussion boards. Participants will also develop an understanding of eLearning tools available at UQ and how they can be used to support teaching and learning.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand how to manage a basic Blackboard course site;
  • Add, edit and delete basic course content;
  • Recognise the eLearning tools available at UQ most suitable for their teaching practice;
  • Setup and use a discussion board for course communication.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site.

Learn.UQ Basics for Professional Staff

This course will introduce professional staff to commonly-used functions in Learn.UQ, UQ's eLearning management system. Participants will learn how to add course materials to a site, manage users, setup a TurnItIn assignment, check student assignment submissions and enter marks into Grade Centre.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand how UQ.Learn sites are used and structured at UQ;
  • Add, edit and delete basic course content;
  • Post course announcements;
  • Setup a Turnitin assignment and check on student submissions.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site.

Learn.UQ Grade Centre

Grade Centre offers the instructor an efficient way to manage grades and assessment. This course offers hands-on experience of a range of activities that show-case the many features of the Grade Centre.

This course is offered in both face to face (courses with a building as the venue) and virtual classroom format.

The courses in virtual classroom format will be led by a trainer and conducted using Adobe Connect. To participate in courses in this format you will need a headset with an attached microphone. The classroom link and setup instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the session. To allow instructions to be sent out you must register for the online courses at least 2 days prior to the start time.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the different column types in the Grade Centre;
  • Use the Grade Centre (including a rubrics) to provide feedback to your students;
  • Download the Grade Centre marks to a spreadsheet;
  • Create Smart views of tutor and project groups;
  • Merge the contents of the Grade Centre into a SI-net spreadsheet.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site. 

Learn.UQ Quizzes, Tests and Exams

This course will cover how to create, deploy and manage online self-marking quizzes, tests and exams. Participants will learn how to setup a variety of question types including multiple choice, multiple answer, true/false, matching, fill in the blank and calculated formula questions. Using question pools and random question blocks will also be covered. Participants will learn to use the test log and item analysis features to analyse test results. Tips and strategies for managing both invigilated and non-invigilated exams will be discussed.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Create, deploy and manage an online test;
  • Setup a variety of question types;
  • Create pools and random question blocks;
  • Analyse test results using the test log and item analysis features;
  • Understand strategies for managing invigilated and non-invigilated exams.

 To register for this course visit the Staff Development site. 

Turnitin

In this course, instructors will be guided through the process of creating a Turnitin assignment, the student assignment submission process, setting up rubrics and marking assignments online. Participants will develop an understanding of the text matching (plagiarism detection) function available in Turnitin, how it can be used as both a formative and summative tool and the basics of interpreting Originality reports.

Note the Learn.UQ Assignment tool should be used for the submission of non text based assignment files. View the Learn.UQ: Assignments course for further information.

This course is offered in both face to face (courses with a building as the venue) and virtual classroom format.

The courses in virtual classroom format will be led by a trainer and conducted using Adobe Connect. To participate in courses in this format you will need a headset with an attached microphone. The classroom link and setup instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the session. To allow instructions to be sent out you must register for the online courses at least 2 days prior to the start time.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Create an online assignment using Turnitin;
  • Understand the contents of Originality reports;
  • Create rubrics in Turnitin;
  • Use TurnItIn for online/offline marking;
  • Understand how Turnitin links to the Grade Centre.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site. 

UQ active learning tools (UQpoll, UQcloud, UQ wordstream and Padlet)

Participants will develop their understanding of the different ways the tools can be used to promote active learning in lectures and tutorials. The different questioning techniques and the use of student response systems in a range of disciplines will be explored.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand how UQpoll, UQcloud, UQtext and Padlet can be used to support teaching and learning.
  • Use different questioning techniques.
  • Set up UQpoll, UQcloud, UQtext and Padlet and view student responses.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development site.

Virtual Meeting (Adobe Connect)

Adobe Connect is UQ's virtual classroom/meeting system. In this course you will develop an understanding of how to facilitate meetings, events, interviews and research collaboration using Adobe Connect.

Participants will familiarise themselves with the use of chat, webcams, polls and emoticons for communication. How to use of the presentation area to view and interact with files, applications and the whiteboard, will also be demonstrated.

This course is offered in both face to face (courses with a building as the venue) and virtual classroom format.

The courses in virtual classroom format will be led by a trainer and conducted using Adobe Connect. To participate in courses in this format you will need a headset with an attached microphone. The classroom link and setup instructions will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the session. To allow instructions to be sent out, you must register for the online courses at least 2 days prior to the start time.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Appreciate the range of possibilities for the use of virtual meetings.
  • Setup and manage a virtual meeting.
  • Use different communication and feedback methods.
  • Use image files, videos, applications and the whiteboard in presentations.
  • Record virtual meeting sessions.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development website.

Basic video production

This course will introduce participants to basic video filming skills using a phone / tablet and go through the basic functionality of Adobe Premier Pro which is a video editing software part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Participants will develop their understanding on the different ways the use of video's can be used in teaching and learning through the production of educational videos.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Understand how the use of video production can be used to support teaching and learning.
  • Basic video filming skills using a phone / tablet.
  • Importing and organising media using Adobe Premier Pro.
  • Include basic editing, narration such as trimming frames, performing basic audio adjustments, adding effects, simple title design and exporting a project.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development website.

Checkbox survey tool

Checkbox is an ITS supported survey tool that is available to all UQ staff. This course will cover how to create, deploy and manage surveys of internal and external participants using checkbox. Participants will learn how to setup a variety of question types and include conditional / branching questions.

This course will enable participants to:

  • Create, deploy and manage surveys;
  • Setup a variety of question types;
  • Include conditional / branching questions;
  • View and download survey results.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development website.

Group Peer Assessment

The Learn.UQ Group Peer Assessment tool can be used to allow students to evaluate individual contributions of group members to a group project. This course will explore how this tool could be used combined with other strategies to improve group projects.

Participants will be guided through the process of creating a Group Peer Assessment, submitting feedback as a student, moderating student feedback and sending results back to Grade Centre.

  • Create a Group Peer Assessment assignment.
  • Understand how the use of GPAT is one component of a multifaceted approach to improve group projects.
  • Understand how students submit feedback.
  • Moderate feedback submitted by students and send the results back to Grade Centre.

To register for this course visit the Staff Development website.