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“Making Cool Stuff” – The Learning Resource Developer Story

Back in ages, long lost to history, the Learning Resource Development team consisted of two talented individuals who developed and built a wide variety of learning resources. Now, in the distant future of 2019, that ancient, proud tradition is continuing. If you were not aware of our team’s existence in the past, this blog should […]

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What tool to use…

So you’ve spoken with the learning designers, attended a series of Carpe Diem workshops and engaged in a hearty debate with fellow colleagues about best practices and learning outcomes for your course. You’re all enthused about adding something interactive and innovative to your course, but how do you go about building it? What tools or […]

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CanvasCon Sydney 2018: A Course Coordinator, Educational Technologist and Learning Designer share hacks

Several staff members recently attended CanvasCon Sydney on the 11th September at the International Convention Centre on Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour. What is your role at the University of Adelaide? Yvette:  I am a Course Coordinator in Adelaide Nursing School. Kym:  I am an Educational Technologist in Learning Enhancement and Innovation. Trish:  I am a Learning Designer […]

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Get to know your analytics in MyUni

The analytics in MyUni combines activity data from Canvas, students and unit/course from PeopleSoft. How can Learning Analytics be used? Understand students’ behaviours and adapt to a personalised learning path. Identify students and class engagement patterns online, i.e. are students logging in and accessing items/tools, and if so, when. Clarify access patterns, both timing and […]

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Introducing the New Gradebook in MyUni

The new gradebook will be switched on for all MyUni courses from Semester 2, 2018! There are some new features but you should find switching over fairly straightforward. The first thing you will probably notice is the menu items on the top left. To change the order of sorting according to name, date or number […]

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Learning design and analytics enhance the student experience

In late 2017, the Learning Enhancement & Innovation team were invited to investigate a high failure rate (>20%) course at ECMS and make some design recommendations for possible adjustments and/or interventions with the aim of improving the pass rate and enhancing the overall student learning experience. The LEI team began by looking at Learning Analytics […]

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Improving the student experience

At the University of Adelaide new tools and resources are always being identified, developed, trialed and piloted with a view to enhancing teaching and learning and improving the student experience.  Two current examples are described below. A new course readings system is coming Would you like to build comprehensive resource lists and have them delivered […]

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Creating Quizzes and Tests in MyUni using Respondus and Word

Blog article by Kym Schutz, Educational Technologist Did you know that you can develop your online quiz or test in Microsoft Word then import it into MyUni using Respondus 4? Let’s face it, developing large quizzes in MyUni can be time consuming when there are a large number questions. If you have more than twenty […]

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Accessibility Checker: Making your online course more accessible and inclusive.

May 17 was Global Accessibility Awareness Day, aimed to get the community thinking about digital accessibility. It’s easy to forget that disabilities are not limited to lifelong, highly visible cases but include temporary, partial and invisible impairments such as short-term injuries, colour-blindness and mental illnesses. In the latest study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

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Voting up your MyUni Feature ideas in the Canvas Community

Your vote counts! Do you have an idea for an improvement to MyUni? Quite often there may be other academic users thinking the same thing. The Canvas Community provides you with the opportunity to “vote up” an idea. You should first check what is in development in the Canvas Community ideas studio. This page shows […]

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