Analytics: Improving the Student Experience through Feedback

Howard ErreyLearning analytics, LMS, Uncategorized0 Comments

This project encompassed four areas of activity with the aim of both impacting students through the feedback of learning data; and impacting teaching staff through methods for designing student feedback which in turn feeds back into learning design. Knowledge in design methods for developing a feedback experience for students was gathered, as well as technical expertise in xAPI standard for … Read More

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

Designing a next generation digital learning environment for higher education

Mark SmithersCurrent issues, Featured, Flexible learning, LMS, MOOCs, Open education resources, Project types, Solution development4 Comments

Habitat change

This presentation was given at the RMIT University Learning and Teaching Conference 2016 held on the 24th and 25th of October in Melbourne. The presentation describes some of the key concepts involved in designing and creating a next generation digital learning environment. Once you start the video you can navigate the interactive transcript below to skip to the parts that … 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

The #FlexibleLMS: Good Practice Examples

Howard ErreyLMS0 Comments

At times we get requests for “best practice” examples of the LMS which is understandable from an evaluation point of view. I prefer to refer to “good practice” examples because the term best practice leaves out room for making mistakes and the potential for consequent ongoing improvement and innovation. Secondly, because the LMS tries to do everything it ends up … Read More

The #FlexibleLMS

Howard ErreyLMS0 Comments

Photo credit Ross Pollack cc licence on Flickr We’ve had a discussion at our DLDCS staff meeting about how we respond to requests for good practice in the LMS in a constructive way. We have decided on a small writing project with these principles. We have called the project #lmsflexibility which refers both to examples of flexibility shown in the … Read More

Making use of the National VET Repository

Howard ErreyContent development, Industry and experience, Learning design, LMS, Resources, Vocational Education3 Comments

Last year I made some preliminary investigating how we might make better use of resources available in the National VET Repository. This is a repository of learning objects and toolboxes that have been built over many years to support specific industry vocational demands across Australia. As a lot of vocational content within the national training system requires relative uniformity in … Read More