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A summary of the 2018 Learning Enhancement & Innovation Grant Scheme

The Learning Enhancement and Innovation Grant Projects for 2018 have officially concluded. After collating the final reports, we can now share a summary of each of the nine projects that were part of this scheme. The 2018 LEI grant scheme facilitated projects that aimed to enhance and develop new and better approaches to achieving student learning outcomes. The funds […]

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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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Assessment Literacy at the University of Adelaide

By Andrew Kemp (Learning Enahncement & Innovation) Dr Helena Ward (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) Dr Matthew Dry (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) The theme of this year’s Festival of Learning and Teaching was ‘What Works? Perspectives on Feedback and Assessment’. Professor Elizabeth Molloy’s keynote set the tone by emphasising that assessment for […]

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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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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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Peppy about Program Design

“This isn’t the course building that I would normally do” was the Course Coordinator’s response to the first Program Enhancement Partnership (PEP) workshop at the University of Adelaide. Program Enhancement Partnership activities commenced at the University with a series of pilot workshops in December 2017 and the first program off the block was the Bachelor […]

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Using the ‘LMS Analytics’ tool to connect with students

Understanding the student access and activity within a course is even more valuable when connecting with students about their progress. The ‘LMS Analytics’ tool in every MyUni course supports staff to explore course activity and connect with students via email. Instructors can rapidly access data on the frequency and timing of student access for course content, including […]

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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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Critical Prep: Providing early and meaningful feedback

Providing meaningful feedback to students goes beyond a final mark on a summative piece of assessment. Meaningful feedback is provided early and often throughout a student’s study. It provides guidance to students and encourages reflection, action, improvement, planning, and the list goes on. The impact that feedback can have on student success cannot be overstated. […]

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Use grades in MyUni to support students self-management of their learning goals

In addition to eSubmission opportunities, MyUni also supports assessments which are not submitted electronically. When entered in MyUni courses, non-eSubmission assessments also appear in student ‘to do’ calendars for effective planning of study activities, and allow marks to be recorded in the course gradebook. Including marks in MyUni for all assessments assists students in self-managing […]

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