Updates to Turnitin Resources

Zaina Indira NehmeAssessment, Experience, Featured, General, How to, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Professional development, Resources0 Comments

You would remember my post “Introducing Turnitin Feedback” from the 1st of March about the new Turnitin Interface.  In the past few days, I have been updating some of our existing Turnitin resources, providing new instructions and videos on how to use Turnitin Feedback Studio.   When visiting those resources, you will notice that links to instructions and resources for Turnitin … Read More

Introducing Turnitin Studio Feedback

Zaina Indira NehmeAssessment, How to, ITS, LMS, Resources, Systems0 Comments

On Friday 2 December 2016, RMIT University upgraded its version of Turnitin Classic to the new Feedback Studio.  While still offering the same functionalities as the old version, Feedback Studio offers a more simplify, streamlined and intuitive interface by bringing together into one single menu bar the grading, feedback, and similarity checking.  The new interface allows instructors to have all the feedback … Read More

Self-Determination in Education

Zaina Indira NehmeDSC, Featured, Learning design, Social learning, Student as producer2 Comments

What can education learn from one of the most important principles in Social Work practice: the principle of Self-Determination? Let me share a story with you and we’ll start to formulate an answer.   Over five years ago, I had the challenging and rewarding experience of completing field placement in a Aged Care Psychiatric Assessment Team, as part of my … Read More

Enhancements to Blackboard

Zaina Indira NehmeExperience, Featured, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Mobile learning, Resources, Systems0 Comments

Just sharing with you all that on the 2nd of December Blackboard will be upgraded.  Although the changes to take place are considered to be minor, these enhancements are very important as they aim at improving the staff and student experience in online learning and teaching.  These are as follow: Browser Support Blackboard 9.1 to support the Microsoft Edge Browser … Read More

Upgrade to Turnitin

Zaina Indira NehmeExperience, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Resources, Systems1 Comment

Turnitin has recently released a product upgrade which will be available to RMIT University on the 3rd of December 2016.   This new upgrade called Turnitin Feedback Studio will replace the existing classic Turnitin.  Please note that you will still be able to switch between Turnitin Classic and Feedback Studio until August the 17th, 2017; after this date the classic … Read More

Pen Enabled Technology and OneNote in Learning and Teaching

Zaina Indira NehmeExamples of practice, Experience, Learning design, Mobile learning, Resources0 Comments

The DSC Innovation Incubator would like to invite you to attend another great presentation!   Dr Sylvia Urban (Senior Lecturer in the School of Science at RMIT University) and Mr Travis Smith (Teacher Engagement Manager at Microsoft Australia) will be presenting on “Pen Enabled Technology in Learning and Teaching”.  They will share their knowledge and practice on the role of … Read More

Create a Quiz with Google Forms

Zaina Indira NehmeExamples of practice, How to, Other, Resources, Strategic alignment, Student response0 Comments

We all know that Google Forms are an easy and handy way to design questionnaires and surveys; however, few people know that Google Forms can also be used to create a quiz with correct and incorrect answers for questions with multiple choices, checkboxes, or drop-down options.  For the purposes of this blog, I will assume that you already know how … Read More

Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, DSC, Experience, Featured, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Mobile learning, Project partners, Solution development, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

A few weeks ago, the Digital Learning Team published a blog post called “Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education” in where we discussed the importance of having a set of principles in mind that could guide the design or selection of a learning environment for higher education.  I strongly encourage you to read it, if you haven’t … Read More

Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

Zaina Indira NehmeContent development, Current issues, DSC, Featured, General, How to, Learning design, Learning Management Systems, LMS, Other, Professional development, Project partners, Project types, Resources, Strategic alignment, Systems0 Comments

The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More

Disruption in Innovation

Zaina Indira NehmeCurrent issues, Featured, General, Other, Research and innovation, Solution development2 Comments

Some of you would have read my previous blog,  Reflecting upon the concept of Innovation, in which I shared some of my thoughts about the origin and definition of the term.  This time, however, I would like to turn my attention to another concept of similar importance, one that is becoming a “must have” ingredient in the recipe for innovation … Read More