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Assessing student engagement during times of remote learning

During times of remote learning, the ability to assess student engagement with course content has become increasingly important. The New Analytics tool within each course in MyUni can provide data insights into student engagement and participation with content and resources within a course. With decreased opportunities to provide face-to-face feedback, New Analytics can assist teaching […]

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Introducing new features in the Self & Peer Learning Assessment Tool (SPLAT)

SPLAT is an online tool used by students to assess the contributions of individual members of their team, as well as themselves. Using course coordinator-defined criteria, an individual weighting factor, more commonly known as a Peer Assessment Factor or PAF, can be calculated for each student. This PAF score can be used to underpin a mentoring […]

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How to use data to understand your students and anticipate their learning needs

Written by Hugh Leadbeter Insights gained from learning analytics can shape the way a course is taught. While many use data for the purpose of review after a course is delivered, the use of data to prepare for teaching a course is often overlooked. Before the semester begins, it can be helpful to ask: Who […]

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LEI Grants 2020 – Submissions Now Open!

The Learning Enhancement and Innovation 2020 Grant scheme is now open for submissions. The Grant scheme is designed to support small-scale pilots and initiatives, fostering investigation and dissemination of best practice approaches in learning and teaching. Grants are available to University of Adelaide staff and students to investigate, experiment, implement, and/or evaluate effective learning and […]

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Support for Semester 2

With the start of semester 2 just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you are prepared. As we did in Semester 1, we are running our series of MyUni training, workshops and ‘drop in’ support services again. Find out what is available to you this semester here.

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Let’s talk about the ‘A’ word

Written by Lee Carter, Learning Designer Assessment, it’s the thing that gives students sleepless nights and can also cause just as many issues for some academics. So as we continue to live in a constantly changing world how can we ensure we are delivering rich, authentic assessments that support students but provide rigour and relevance […]

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How group work enhances employability

Despite being every student’s pet peeve, group assignments are hugely important for personal development and future employability. The University of Adelaide prides itself on producing graduates with qualities and characteristics that are transferable beyond the disciplinary context in which they have been developed. It is group work in particular that aligns with two of the University’s […]

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OnTask: what is it and why should you be using it?

OnTask is a software platform designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback through email messages. The email messages are determined by expected evidence-based student behaviour, performance and characteristics from MyUni. The data that feeds into OnTask is from an Excel or CSV file downloaded […]

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