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Professional Learning for the Southern Cross Model

This is a curated selection of recordings, articles, and modules that are designed to help academics design and build learning sites, interactive modules, and assessments for the Southern Cross Model.

Whats New SC Model

What's New

  • March is Marking month – join the CTL team and SCU colleagues for workshops and a Talking Teaching webinar all focusing on Marking and Feedback. See CTL's Events page for the full list of events.
  • The next Talking Teaching webinar will be held by CTL on Wednesday the 16th March. This webinar will focus on Making Marking and Feedback manageable: Principles and processes, go to CTL's page for webinar details.
  • Save this list of Key Tips for Marking Assessments Southern Cross Model
  • A recording from CTL's recent workshop titled Make your workshops count: Exploring Class Learning in the SC Model is now available from CTL's Teaching Teachnologies page.
  • We are happy to advise that a new module on Class Learning is now available in our Introducing the Southern Cross Model Blackboard site.
  • Read the first paper in the Southern Cross University Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Paper Series, titled: Time for a Change: An Exploratory Study of Non-traditional Students’ Time-use in the Southern Cross Model
  • Come to a Friday Free-for-All – live support at 12pm (NSW time) every Friday via Collaborate Ultra in the Blackboard Support for Staff Users learning site.
  • View the recordings from CTL's SoLT symposium or view the abstracts. The 2021 theme was 'The Southern Cross Model: Learning Centred Education'.
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How do I get started? Practical Guide to the Southern Cross Model

Unsure about the Southern Cross Model? Don't know where to start? Do you need a quick start guide that focuses on getting you up to speed? This Practical Guide has been developed to support academics in the design and development of units under the Southern Cross model.

Access the Practical Guide here

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How do I build a Blackboard site?

Understanding the standard features of a Blackboard site

If you are not yet familiar or comfortable with Blackboard, the following resources may help:

How to build a site

Below you will find guidance for how to:

To meet other standards and requirements, find out more about:

Interactivity in SC Model

How do I add interactivity to a unit design?

Getting started

Consult the following resources to get started:

I need inspiration!

Have a look at these examples from colleagues:

How to use tools for interactivity

H5P (quizzes, drag and drops, hotspot diagrams, accordions, and more)

VoiceThread (collaborative videos, images, documents)

Video recording and editing tools

Video conferencing

Collaborate Ultra (virtual classrooms)

Other tools* include:

* Please note that help desk support for these tools is not provided by Technology Services.

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Need More?

Browse the professional learning support and resources below.

Teaching and Learning Talking Teaching webinars

Talking Teaching

Each 1-hour lunchtime session will include a presentation with time for Q&A and discussion.

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2021 SoLT Symposium

9th, 10th & 11th Nov '21. The theme this year is The Southern Cross Model: Learning Centred Education

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Teaching Technologies Workshops

The June Teaching Technologies series has concluded and the recordings are available.

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Friday Free-for-all

Join an online session, every Friday at 12 noon (AEST), just drop-in!

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