LEO professional development workshops

students working around a laptop

Delivery mode: Face-to-face

Duration: 1.5 hours

Frequency: Before the start of semesters one and two


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

LEO Basics

This workshop provides an overview of the LEO components and practice with adding and editing common resources and student activities.

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, how to get help with LEO, and how to use discussion forums and assessment options in your unit.

Intended Outcomes

At the end of this workshop it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • access support for LEO
  • identify components and navigate LEO
  • update their LEO profile and message preferences
  • add activities and resources to their LEO unit.

Venues, dates and times:

Campus

Building

Room

Date

Day

Start

End

Canberra

Blackfriars

300.G.22

19/07/2017

Wed

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

Strathfield

Edward Clancy

640.G.45A

20/07/2017

Thu

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

North Sydney

Champagnat House

526.4.03

21/07/2017

Fri

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

Brisbane

St Therese of Lisieux

220.G.05

24/07/2017

Mon

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

Ballarat

Callinan Library

101.G.16

26/07/2017

Wed

2:30 PM

4:00 PM

Melbourne

Mary Glowrey

420.4.40

27/07/2017

Thu

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

Note: All necessary resources will be provided during the workshop. Also note that the Introduction to Learning and Teaching at ACU workshops (ILAT) will be held on the same day on each campus and staff are encouraged to attend both ILAT and LEO Basics.

Please see the LEO Basics Session Outline (PDF, 231.5 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?

1.5 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.

If you are new to Staff Connect, watch the video on how to enrol in a workshop using Staff Connect.

Contact

If you are having trouble registering through staff connect, please contact Annie Ungaro, Annlesley.Ungaro@acu.edu.au who will be able to assist.

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


Before the start of semester one, a more comprehensive set of two hour LEO workshops are run over five themes. Click on each panel below to find out more.

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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).