Join us for our online professional learning workshops 19 May–30 June 2021

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Technologies: online professional learning workshops

The Centre for Teaching and Learning present a series of online workshops and drop-in sessions focusing on teaching technologies and strategies applicable to the Southern Cross Model. Commencing Wednesdays from 19 May–30 June 2021. If you require further information please email The Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Each workshop is recorded, so as we progress through the series of online workshops they are also made available for you to view.

30 June 2021

Engaging students online

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(image source: https://www.blackboard.com and https://zoom.us/)

Workshop 1, 1 pm – 1:50 pm: Synchronous strategies to engage students online (Using Zoom and Collaborate Ultra)

How do you encourage students to engage in the virtual classroom?  In this workshop we will cover how you can engage students in your online classes, showing strategies on how to structure and lead student interactions and activities. We will also explore strategies for building an effective online learning community and illustrate features of Zoom and Collaborate Ultra (Polls and interactivity, non-verbal feedback, breakout rooms, whiteboards, recording, attendance features).

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Workshop 2, 2 pm – 2:50 pm: Asynchronous strategies to engage students online (Using Blackboard)

Students who are new to online study often struggle to adapt to self-paced online learning. In this workshop we will cover practical asynchronous engagement techniques such as using 'teaching presence' to increase student motivation in a 6-week unit, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of online teaching. We will focus on the use of tools within the Blackboard environment (Wikis, Discussion boards, adding interactivity).

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Recordings

As we progress through the Teaching Technologies: Academic Professional Development Series each workshop recording will be made available here for you to view.

Recordings from 19 May 2021

Marking and feedback: Implementing efficient and effective rubrics & marking techniques recordings

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Recording from Workshop 1: Design efficient and effective rubrics

In this workshop you will learn how to design efficient and effective rubrics, which will help reduce marking time and provide clearer feedback to students about their performance. Learn how to develop appropriate criteria statements and write well-written descriptions of student performance. (This workshop was recorded  1 pm – 1:50 pm, 19 May 2021)

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Recording of Workshop 2: How to build and upload a Turnitin rubric and integrate this with the Grade Centre

This workshop will show you how to build and upload a Turnitin rubric and integrate this with the Grade Centre. We will demonstrate how to use QuickMarks for more efficient marking, and enhance the consistency of feedback to students. You will be supported in hands-on practice at using these skills. (This workshop was recorded  2 pm – 2:50 pm, 19 May 2021)

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Recordings from 26 May 2021

Metrics and evaluation: Tracking the effectiveness of your teaching design and facilitation

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Recording from Workshop 1: Gather data during delivery

You will explore how to gather data during delivery to allow for quick improvements to assist and enhance student engagement, and, ultimately, student success. You will receive skills training in the use of grade center and performance dashboard.

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Recording from Workshop 2: Evaluate your unit

Learn how to use technologies to evaluate your unit after the unit has finished running to provide useful information to assist and enhance student engagement, and, ultimately, student success.  You will receive further skills training in the use of statistical tracking; Eesysoft, and how to easily upload grades to eAcademic.

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Recordings from 9 June 2021

Building learning sites 1

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Recording from Workshop 1: Standard features of the Blackboard/MySCU learning site environment

Learn the standard features of the Blackboard/MySCU learning site environment; using the SCU folder structure template; how to copy a site; using the unit content editor; writing effective announcements; how to set up assignments; setting up discussion boards; using the Unit Site Checklist. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 1:50 pm, 9 June 2021)

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Recording from Workshop 2: Learn what H5P is and how it can enhance student learning

Learn what H5P is and how it can enhance student learning. This presentation will first showcase various H5P learning objects. Learn how to use the H5P tool to create and enhance interactive learning objects to support your specific unit. Explore how to use H5P to actively engage students with content and to practice skills. Engage in hands on practice designing a H5P to enable students to complete self-assessment activities at their own pace and receive immediate feedback on their performance.  (This workshop was recorded 2 pm – 2:50 pm, 9 2021)

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Recordings from 16 June 2021

Building learning sites 2

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VoiceThread Recording of Workshop 1: Adding interactivity and collaboration with VoiceThread

Adding interactivity and collaboration with VoiceThread: the ‘Swiss Army knife of online collaboration’. Teaching ideas with VoiceThread. Using VoiceThread for assessment; workarounds for digital rubrics. (This workshop was recorded 10 am – 11 am, 16 June 2021)

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Recording from Workshop 3: Mediasite Mosaic

Mediasite Mosaic allows users to create media with just one click. With Macs or PCs and built-in or external microphones and cameras, you can capture video communications, lectures, assignments, trainings and more. Plus, you can add additional media, links, quizzing and other engagement features to videos to enhance and personalise content. (This workshop was recorded 2 pm – 2:50 pm, 16 June 2021)

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