eLearning 101

students on computers

Delivery mode: Online live classroom

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Frequency: Weekly


Every Thursday at 1:01pm during semester, the eLearning team from the Learning and Teaching Centre will present and discuss a different topic, followed by 30 minutes of open questions and answers on anything eLearning at ACU.

These sessions will be run online through our interactive 'Live Classroom', Adobe Connect. If you are new to Adobe Connect, please read and follow our directions for preparing your computer for the upcoming session. This will take five minutes and fix anything up before you come into the session.

There is no need to book your attendance - just turn up. The sessions will also be recorded and you can access previous sessions from this page once they become available.

Upcoming Sessions


If you would like to be reminded by email, of upcoming eLearning 101 topics, please provide your email address via this link.

You can also suggest topics for 2017 sessions.

We have finished eLearning 101 for Semester One. See you back in Semester Two


2017 Session Recordings


Styling content in LEO

Make your LEO content look stylish without being overbearing. Simple techniques, lots of tricks and a little bit of HTML for beginners.

Find out about:

  • Highlighting key points
  • Links and buttons
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Tables
  • Icons and images
  • Other formatting

Access the recording of Styling content in LEO from this link.

Additional resources to come.


Adobe Connect Live Classrooms, preparation and getting started

This is the first of two eLearning 101 sessions on using Adobe Connect at ACU. Adobe connect can be used for online live classrooms, lectures, tutorials, meetings and recordings.

This session will focus on creating your own online classroom that you can use with your students. Next week we will look at the basics of running your first Live Classroom experience.

Find out about:

  • Computer and equipment preparation for Presenters and Participants
  • How do I get an Adobe Connect Live Classroom link?
  • The differences between the Adobe Connect External Tool in a unit and using Adobe Connect directly
  • Entering the Live Classroom

Access the recording of Adobe Connect Live Classrooms, preparation and getting started from this link.


Adobe Connect - running your first online live classroom

Planning to run an online classroom in Adobe Connect? How do I set up the online classroom? What functionality is available? How do I display my screen or PowerPoint slides? How do I interact with students and how can they interact with me?

In this session find out about:

  • What to do before the session starts
  • Pods and layouts
  • Sharing screens, slides and documents
  • Interactions
  • Other features

Access the recording of Adobe Connect - running your first online live classroom from this link.


Tips and tricks with Turnitin assignments - finding the best fit for Turnitin

Turnitin is a text-matching tool. It can also provide excellent feedback through inline comments, quick mark sets, general written and audio comments and rubrics. Grades are automatically transferred to the gradebook. What might be some of the potential pitfalls and is it the best option. This webinar explores some of the challenges, tips and tricks in setting up a Turnitin assignment for a variety of electronic submissions.

The session will cover:

What is Turnitin? What does it offer?

Creating a Turnitin assignment

  • Using an example unit outline test 3 different types of assessment
    • Written assignment
    • A diagram/model
    • Group project presentation
  • Investigate different Turnitin settings for different assessment tasks

Submission

  • Explore pros and cons of 3 assessment tasks
  • Explore what might be common errors
  • Explore potential options to address them

Feedback

  • Touch on pros and cons of different feedback options
  • Touch on other options that might be a better fit

Access the recording of Tips and tricks for Turnitin assignments from this link.

Addendum: Resubmissions in Turnitin.


Importing LEO quiz questions - Aiken format

The fastest and simplest method of writing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for LEO quizzes is the Aiken format.

Using Aiken format saves time, makes sharing questions within a team easy, and provides a simple way to manage and archive MCQ questions for LEO quizzes.

The session will cover:

  • What is Aiken format
  • How to write MCQ's in Aiken format
  • The importance of saving Aiken files using UTF-8 encoding
  • How to save an Aiken file from MS Word or Notepad with UTF-8 encoding
  • Creating a category in the LEO question bank
  • Importing an Aiken file into the question bank
  • Using the preview feature in LEO to cross check imported questions

Access the recording of Importing LEO quiz questions - Aiken format from this link.


Feedback and Grades in LEO for Non-LEO Assessments

Not all assessments involve an electronic submission. Presentations, lab work, posters, fine-arts assignments and videos are examples of the many types of non-LEO assessments that might exist. How do I give my students their marks and feedback online when nothing is being electronically submitted? This session aims to give options for feedback and grades through LEO.

This session is relevant for both LEO and non-LEO based assessments.

Get a taster for:

  • direct marks and feedback through LEO's Gradebook
  • feedback and marks through Turnitin and LEO Assignment, with or without student submission
  • grading forms and rubrics (just a taster)
  • feedback files.

Access the recording of Feedback and Grades for Non-LEO Assessments from this link.

LEO Guide: How to create a video assignment

LEO Guide for students: How to submit a video assignment


Grades in LEO

Find out about:

  • Letting students access their grades simply and consistently
  • Hiding and showing marks and grades to students
  • Dealing with non-LEO activities such as presentations
  • Assessment weightings
  • Letter grades, percentages, raw marks and scales
  • Exporting and importing marks and feedback as a spreadsheet.

Access the recording of Grades in LEO from this link.


2016 Session Recordings


Intermediate Equella

More features of Equella that you might find useful:

  • Creating Equella packages
  • Managing versions
  • Collaborating with other staff
  • Bonus: We also show you how to use MS Word for authoring Web Accessible PDF materials with a consistent "look and feel"!

Access the recording of Intermediate Equella from this link.

View a condensed version of the Powerpoint presentation for this session (PDF, 49.29 KB).


Working with Equella

The benefits of and useful tips in working with Equella:

  • Creating Equella resources
  • Using Equella resources in multiple LEO units
  • "Latest version" in Equella

Access the recording of Working with Equella from this link.

View a condensed version of the Powerpoint presentation for this session (PDF, 74.49 KB).


Web Accessible Content

Web Accessibility:

  • Why should we care?
  • Some things to watch out for:
    • Java and Flash in 2017
    • Problems with images and videos
  • Making Accessible content with:
    • LEO (Moodle)
    • MS Word

Access the recording of Web Accessible Content from this link.

View a condensed version of the Powerpoint presentation for this session (PDF, 120.45 KB).


Providing feedback with Turnitin GradeMark

GradeMark comments are specialised annotation tools to develop a quicker more efficient marking process.

Find out more about:

  • Adding customised comments
  • Adding standard pre-defined comments
  • Creating your own QuickMark sets
  • Adding comments to QuickMarks sets
  • Sharing your QuickMark sets with others
  • Associating QuickMark sets with rubric criteria

Access the recording of Providing feedback with Turnitin GradeMark from this link.


Quizzes, question banks and other queries

Unlock some of the more powerful Quiz features in LEO:

  • Question banks
  • Categories
  • Random questions
  • Importing questions from Word
  • Sharing questions between lecturers and units

Access the recording on Quizzes, question banks and other queries from this link.


Embed with LEO

Add images, videos and social media feeds into your units in LEO. Embed different media into your content pages, Books, Quizzes, Forums and other activities in your LEO units.

Find out about:

  • Embedding YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, and Kaltura videos in a Text editor field
  • Embedding images in a Text editor field
  • Embedding a Tweet in a Text editor field
  • Adding an RSS feed to your LEO unit via using the RSS Feed Block
  • Adding a Twitter feed to your LEO unit using a HTML block

Access the recording on Embedding with LEO from this link.


Live Classrooms with Adobe Connect

Find out about:

  • Common issues and solutions
  • Presenting and sharing
  • Pods and Layouts
  • Polling and getting feedback

Access the recording on Live Classrooms with Adobe Connect from this link.


ePortfolios set up and assignments

Find out about:

  • Importing and Exporting
  • Creating Folders and uploading Files
  • Setting up Journals
  • Creating Pages/Collections
  • Submitting and marking ePortfolio assignments

Access the recording on ePorfolios set up and assignments from this link.

Resources: Download the Teaching Criteria Evidence Framework for ePortfolio (ZIP, 1.96 KB).


Turnitin - text matching, grading and solutions to common issues

This session will familiarise you with Turnitin assignment and how it can be used including:

  • how to set up a Turnitin assignment
  • how to interpret the results in the originality report
  • how to view text matches linked to other units within ACU
  • online grading through GradeMark
  • how to deal with specific issues as they arise e.g. students can’t resubmit after the due date; how notify non-submitters, students can’t see their grade or feedback

Access the recording on Turnitin - text matching, grading and solutions to common issues from this link.


Gradebook in LEO Revisited

Find out about:

  • Adding categories and sorting your graded activities in the LEO Gradebook
  • Adding weights to your assessments
  • Hiding and showing marks and grades from students with various activities including manual marking for non-LEO activities, such as presentations.
  • Overriding marks and rules for missed assessments
  • Dealing with letter grades
  • Exporting and importing grades as a spreadsheet.

Access the recording on Gradebook in LEO Revisited from this link.


Forums and Communication in LEO

Find out about:

  • The Announcement Forum
  • Other Communication Forums
  • Messaging and other tools
  • Collaboration using Forums
  • Q & A Forums

Access the recording on Forums and Communication in LEO from this link.


Groups and Grouping in LEO

Find out about:

  • Pre-made Groups in your units.
  • Setting up your own Groups in LEO.
  • Self-enrolling Groups.
  • Changing Group members.
  • How group settings work with various activities in LEO including forums.
  • Setting up group-based restrictions.

Access the recording on Groups and Grouping in LEO from this link.


Rubrics in Turnitin

Find out about:

  • Different types of rubrics in Turnitin.
  • Creating and editing a rubric.
  • Importing, exporting and sharing rubrics with your colleagues.
  • Marking with a rubric in Turnitin.

Access the recording on Rubrics in Turnitin from this link.


Grade Book

Find out about:

  • Adding categories and sorting your activities in Grade Book.
  • Adding weights to your assessments.
  • Hiding and showing marks and grades from students.
  • Overriding marks and rules for missed assessments.
  • Dealing with letter grades.
  • Exporting grades as a spreadsheet.

Access the recording on Grade Book from this link.


Embedding Kaltura and YouTube videos in your units

Find out about:

  • Uploading and displaying your videos using Kaltura.
  • Using and displaying existing YouTube videos in your units.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each tool.
  • Other video resources.

Access the recording on embedding Kaltura and YouTube videos in your units from this link.


Quizzes in LEO - Part 1

Find out about:

  • Creating a new Quiz in LEO.
  • Quiz settings including timing, multiple attempts and layout.
  • Different types of multiple choice questions.
  • Marking and giving feedback to students.

Access the recording on Quizzes in LEO - Part 1 from this link.

Addendum

Allowing extra time for selected students in a Quiz.


Quizzes in LEO - Part 2

Find out about:

  • Different question types including matching, Cloze, short and long answer.
  • Question banks and sharing questions.
  • Random questions.
  • Advanced settings and student feedback.

Access the recording on Quizzes in LEO - Part 2 from this link.


Wikis in LEO

Find out about:

  • What is a Wiki and examples of when to use a Wiki.
  • How to create a Wiki.
  • Difference between single and collaborative Wikis.
  • How to access and edit a Wiki.
  • How to track and map changes.

Access the recording on Wikis in LEO from this link.


Turnitin Grading Forms vs Rubrics

Find out about:

  • Differences  between Turnitin Grading Form and Rubrics
  • Advantages of Grading forms over Rubrics
  • Advantages of Rubrics over Grading Forms
  • The 3 different Rubric types
  • Importing Rubrics from Excel

Access the recording on Turnitin Grading Forms vs Rubrics from this link.


Styling for LEO, tips and tricks

LEO offers many opportunities for styling pages and making your LEO units more attractive and student friendly. In this session we introduce some of the basics including:

  • Simple education design for your units
  • Labels and context
  • Styling text and headings
  • Images and icons
  • A brief revisit to using videos
  • Share your own ideas

Access the recording on Styling for LEO, tips and tricks from this link.

ACU Library has a database of images that can be used in LEO units. From the Library's database page, click the 'images' link.