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Teaching Technologies: Upcoming Professional Learning Workshops & Recordings

Upcoming Workshops

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Rubrics - Best practice technology

Join the CTL team to discuss what makes a good rubric work for you and your marking team to help students to achieve their learning outcomes and study success!

Learn the nuts and bolts of how to build, upload, and use rubrics with Blackboard and Turnitin. 

Date: Wednesday 1 June

Time: 1pm - 2pm NSW

Online: Get the Zoom link from the CTL Zoom Events for Staff links page (Login required)

Recent Workshop Recordings

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Icing on the Zoom cake: Best practice tips and tricks for using Zoom for class facilitation and meetings

The CTL team guided colleagues to experience the new features in Zoom – from Whiteboard 2.0, polls and quizzes to encourage students to engage and participate in class. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 2:00 pm, 4th May 2022).

You will need to update to the latest version of Zoom to experience these features. Video on how to update Zoom: https://youtu.be/7mEmJRl-COA

Resources:

Icing on the Zoom cake: Best practice tips and tricks

Video Link Library - Icing on the Zoom cake

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Rubrics Workshop

The CTL team discussed what makes a good rubric. This workshop covered how to design a good rubric that works for your unit, and how to create and upload a Turnitin rubric. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 2:00 pm, 6th April 2022).

Resources:

Rubrics workshop

CAUTHE comprehensive rubric

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QuickMarks Workshop

CTL team discuss how to provide students with the “best value feedback” using QuickMarks. In this workshop we covered how to use QuickMarks, how to make a QuickMark set for use by a teaching team, and how to share QuickMark sets.

Recorded during workshop session held 23rd March 2022

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Recording from: Creating and managing Zoom quizzes and polls for active student learning and engagement

The CTL team set up formative polls and quizzes to encourage students to engage and participate in class. In this workshop, we go through the process of setting up and facilitating polls and quizzes in Zoom, and how to reuse these resources in the future. 

Zoom quizzes and polls for active student learning PDF (staff login required)

Recorded during workshop session held 23rd February 2022

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Recording from: Make your workshops count: Exploring Class Learning in the SC Model

How do you encourage students to engage and participate in class? How can you successfully manage large online workshops? The CTL team to discover, explore and use engaging active learning strategies from the Class Learning module and other resources.

Exploring Class Learning in the SC Model PDF (staff login required)

Recorded during workshop sessions held 8th to10th February 2022

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Past Workshop Recordings

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 Centre 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, training 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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Recordings from 30 June 2021

Engaging students online

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Recording from Workshop 1: 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). (This workshop was recorded  1 pm – 1:50 pm, 30 June 2021)

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Recording from Workshop 2: 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). (This workshop was recorded  2 pm – 2:50 pm, 30 June 2021)

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