DSC Canvas Early Adopters

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This year RMIT’s Learning Management System will begin a transition from Blackboard into Canvas. Those of you who attended the Project Rewire launches would have heard Martin Bean and Belinda Tynan talking about the impact that Canvas could have on Learning and Teaching at RMIT University.  For any organisation, transitioning into a completely new system is a major undertaking, one that … Read More

Analytics: Improving the Student Experience through Feedback

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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

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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

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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

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

Fitbit for Education

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  photo by Lee Bennett cc licence on Flickr There are a number of challenges we are now facing with learner analytics. In our 2016 LTIF project we have a number of courses providing meaningful feedback to students, however, we are not able to at present provide meaningful comparisons of activity between these courses. The great advantage of the x-Api … Read More

Learning Analytics LTIF update

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Mt Fuji

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 … Read More

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 … Read More