Enhancements to Blackboard

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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 …

Upgrade to Turnitin

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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 …

The #FlexibleLMS. When does more than one become better?

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Great universities have more than one LMS. The LMS can be a flexible space where by taking a multiple LMS approach, larger institutions can strengthen teaching and learning as well as infrastructure capability.

Mt Fuji

Learning Analytics LTIF update

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Just as you need to get up early to climb Mt Fuji, if you want to start an LTIF project in semester one, it helps to get the ethics application early. Cathy Leahy and Peter Saunders have been working hard with Blackboard data to extract hopefully meaningful feedback to be given to students about their performance. This data is from …

Google Signs

A Google Community for Assessment

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We have started an Online Assessment Community in Google Plus. (Link doesn’t work? see Note). The community is aimed at supporting knowledge around the use of Grademark, Turnitin, the Blackboard Grade Centre and other online assessment ideas and issues. Please come along and introduce yourself and join in some of the conversations. You need to be logged into your email at …