LEO professional development workshops

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Delivery mode: Face-to-face

Duration: 2 hours

Frequency: Each semester


Face-to-face LEO workshops run each semester on a range of LEO topics.

The workshops cover five themes:

This workshop provides an overview of the LEO components and practice in adding and editing the most
commonly used resources and student activities. Also discussed is where to access help and support for LEO.

Guided by local eLearning advisors from the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), you will work in a practice
area on the LEO site or in your unit. Learn how to navigate around LEO; how to edit your profile and
preferences; how to add content and activities; and an overview of the different resource and assessment
options for your unit.

This course will enable participants to:

  • identify components of LEO
  • access the different support and training options for LEO
  • update your LEO profile and message preferences
  • add resources and activities into your unit
  • add the Echo 360 ALP link to their unit.

For venues, dates and times, please read the LEO Basics Session Outline (PDF, 372.8 KB).

This workshop provides an overview of LEO synchronous and asynchronous communication with students in
your unit.

This workshop introduces you to LEO communication tools such as:

  • Discussion forums, including comparison of different forum types
  • News forums (Announcements)
  • Messaging
  • Live classrooms using Adobe Connect
  • Other LEO communication tools.

You will have hands-on experience in the numerous communication facilities.

This course will enable participants to:

  • contrast a range of different forum types
  • identify how to facilitate an Adobe Connect live classroom
  • choose suitable tools for communication needs.

For venues, dates and times, please read the LEO Communication Session Outline (PDF, 369.51 KB).

This workshop looks at a variety of ways to present your learning materials in your LEO units, including using
the LEO text editor which is used across all activities and resources in LEO.

This workshop introduces you to LEO learning materials including:

  • Layout and styling of a LEO unit
  • Adding text and content using the LEO text editor
  • LEO Page and Book activities
  • Adding images and video.
  • Accessibility

Guided by local eLearning Advisors from the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), you will learn how to
create and organise learning materials in your LEO unit; create and style LEO Page and Book activities; and use video resources.

This course will enable participants to:

  • know the features of the LEO Tile and Module formats
  • use the LEO Text Editor including adding headings and images
  • create and edit Page and Book activities in LEO
  • display video material.

For venues, dates and times, please read the LEO Learning Materials Session Outline (PDF, 374.4 KB).

LEO Learning Activities includes designing tasks for students that are engaging and personalised. LEO contains
many different activities that can be used in a variety of ways. This session will look at Quiz and Lesson, as
well as give an introduction to other tools such as Database, Glossary and Media Assignment.

Guided by local eLearning Advisors from the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), you will build learning
activities including, different strategies to use Quizzes, creating a Lesson activity and create personalised learning opportunities.

This course will enable participants to:

  • craft different types of Quiz
  • create a simple Lesson activity
  • have an understanding of the breadth of tools in LEO
  • generate a range of different learning activities.

For venues, dates and times, please read the LEO Learning Activities Session Outline (PDF, 371.73 KB).

LEO assessments come in many forms. The workshop will provide overview of the different ways that LEO can be used to assess student work.

The workshop will focus on Turnitin and LEO Assignment and how to create, view and grade student assignments.

Turnitin is a text matching application producing ‘originality reports’ for student submissions, indicating instances of possible matches in others’ writing (i.e., published work and submissions maintained by Turnitin repository).

The workshops will compare LEO Assignments with Turnitin assignments and the advantages of both.Guided by local eLearning Advisors from the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC), you will identify the benefits of using Turnitin, Assignment and other LEO assessment tools.

This course will enable participants to:

  • compare advantages of Turnitin and LEO Assignment
  • view an originality report and identify its key features
  • provide feedback for assessment tasks

For venues, dates and times, please read the LEO Assessment Session Outline (PDF, 278.87 KB).

Who is it for?

  • those who are new to ACU's Learning Environment Online (LEO)
  • those who need a refresher
  • those new to teaching at ACU

The workshops will also have some extra challenges for those who have used LEO in the past.

What is the time commitment?

2 hours

When is it available?

At the beginning of each semester.

How do I apply?

Availability will be advertised on the ACU training and development page.

Registrations are required via Staff Connect.

Contact

Any queries please email elearning.LTC@acu.edu.au and one of the Teaching and Learning Centre eLearning Advisors will respond.