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. 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.
Teaching Technologies Drop-in Sessions
Join the Technology Facilitators' to ask your burning questions about teaching using technology.
Come with questions - leave with takeaways. This session complements the Friday Free for All sessions, which focus on troubleshooting technical issues, and general technology support and training related questions.
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 1pm - 1:30pm NSW
Online: from the CTL Zoom Events for Staff links page (Login required)
Term 1 Turnitin Assessment update
The Technology Facilitators walk you through how the changes to the Turnitin similarity matching software may impact your unit. This training was recorded Monday, 27 February 2023, 12pm NSW time (36 minutes).
Turnitin Update - New Blackboard Integration 2023 Knowledge Base articleWatch recording
Super charge your Blackboard site Using technologies for engagement
The CTL team discussed how to use technology tools to super charge your Blackboard site to support student engagement and assessment. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 2:00 pm, 24th August 2022).
Active Learning with Zoom using the Whiteboard and Polls/Quizzes
The CTL team guides colleagues to experience the Whiteboard and Polls/Quizzes tools to support active learning in workshops and tutorials. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 2:00 pm, 13th July 2022).
Grade Centre & the Final Grade Column session
This short session covers the key features of a unit’s Blackboard Grade Centre setup and how these integrate with the final grades process. Includes handy hints to double check your Grade Centre during the Term.
(This session was recorded 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm, 5th July 2022).
Rubrics - Best practice technology
The CTL team walked through the nuts and bolts of how to build, upload, and use rubrics with Blackboard and Turnitin. (This workshop was recorded 1 pm – 2:00 pm, 1st June 2022).
Icing on the Zoom cake: Best practice tips and tricks ...
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).
Rubrics Workshop recording
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).
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 23 March 2022)Watch recording
Creating and managing Zoom quizzes and polls for active student learning
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)Watch recording
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 8-10 February 2022)Watch recording
Workshop Recording: 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)Watch recording
Recorded Workshop: How to build and upload a Turnitin rubric
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)Watch recording
Metrics and evaluation: Tracking the effectiveness of your teaching design and facilitation - 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.Watch recording
Metrics and evaluation: Tracking the effectiveness of your teaching design and facilitation - 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.Watch recording
Workshop Recording: BB Features
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)Watch recording
Workshop Recording: H5P
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)Watch recording
Workshop Recording: 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)Watch recording
Workshop Recording: 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)Watch recording
Workshop: BB Collab and Zoom
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)Watch recording
Workshop: BB Online
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)Watch online