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R U OK?

Written by Trish Franceschilli and Eleanor De Guglielmo on behalf of the LEI Wellness Group. On Thursday the 12th of September the nation celebrated R U OK day. Contributors wore yellow t-shirts, lanyards, bandanas and bracelets to raise awareness of suicide prevention and asked family, friends and co-workers if they were OK? The Learning Enhancement […]

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Welcome to our new blog – The Learning Cog

Welcome to The Learning Cog; the blog from the Learning Enhancement and Innovation unit. Our blog is a one-stop shop for everything learning and teaching related. As we are strongly focused on collaboration, we want to share our knowledge and expertise. We also want to learn and evolve by tackling learning and teaching challenges with […]

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Setting you up for success in Semester 1

Are you prepared for Semester 1? We want to help you make this semester a smooth one. From the 18th February through to the 1st March 2019, we have a series of MyUni training, workshops and ‘drop in’ support services aimed at staff to help get you ready for Semester 1. To find out what’s available to […]

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Festival of Learning and Teaching 2018 is coming

  This year’s Festival of Learning and Teaching will take place on Friday 20 July, focusing on a theme of Feedback and Assessment. Call For Presentations will open very soon on Monday 7 May, so this is a great chance to start thinking about practice and experiences to share with colleagues at the University. Colleagues in […]

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3 essential end-of-semester course checks

Blog by Joel Driver Check your Gradebook is complete: This means having all your assessment tasks entered and all student grades recorded and unmuted (when you are ready to allow students to see their marks). Note: Canvas does not automatically treat ungraded submissions as zero unless you enable the “set default grade” setting for each assignment. Check all […]

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Upcoming Canvas analytics seen at InstCon0017

Blog by Travis Cox, Director Learning Enhancement and Innovation Reviewing some of my photos taken at InstructureCon 2017, I discovered a few pics from a keynote which had not been more widely shared. These show some of the analytics which were (from memory) to be delivered in the next 3-4 months after the conference. I […]

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Building Canvas community at InstructureCon0017  

Guest blog by Colleen Ortega In July, I joined 3000 other members of the Canvas community at InstructureCon0017 in Colorado. I was lucky enough to present about the MyUni Transform project. Whilst there, I met other Canvas users from around the globe to discuss many topics. The highlights were: Improving the Canvas Community Sharing ideas […]

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Festival of Learning and Teaching 2017: A blended student/staff perspective

Guest post by Joel Driver I attended the recent Festival of Learning and Teaching as a staff member of the Learning Technologies Team—with the additional perspective of also being a third-year student. The chance to hear about some of the pedagogical activities from academics in a variety of fields provided an interesting insight into some […]

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Festival of Learning & Teaching 2017

What a great day had by all! Congratulations to everyone for such a successful FoLT this year. Did you miss any of our FoLT sessions? Here’s a quick overview of the Transform team presentations and the top takeaway messages from each session.    

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Evidence-based decision-making: using data to improve insight and effective change

Learning analytics gives insight into the specific learning and teaching behaviours associated with the most favourable learning outcomes. Embedding actionable learning analytics into the curriculum design enables real-time, evidence-based decision-making for both students and teachers. Come along to this interactive presentation to engage with the learning analytics available in Canvas and the Echo360 Active Learning […]

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