Announcements (Wednesday, 12 July 2017)

    Preparing Your Units for Semester 2

    As the start of Semester 2 approaches, now is the time to set up your units ready for teaching.

    Start of Semester ChecklistSTART OF SEMESTER CHECKLIST
    *Are you enrolled?

    To enrol in your Semester 2 units on the Learning Management System (LMS) complete the online LMS Unit Enrolment Form for Unit Coordinators.

    *Are you re-using LMS content?

    To re-use LMS content from a previous year in one of your Semester 2 units email the eLearning Help Desk for assistance. Please include the name of the unit that you are teaching in Semester 2, and the name of the unit that you require content from.

    *Do you require your lectures to be downloadable?

    All staff are reminded that video downloads are not a default function of the Lecture Capture System (LCS). To enable lecture recording downloads for your students in Semester 2 contact the eLearning Help Desk.

    Semester 2 Unit Availability

    Opening Soon image Your LMS units will be opened to students on Monday, 24 July 2017 - one week prior to the start of Semester 2.

    The opening of units will be performed automatically by the Blackboard LMS - no action needs to be taken by staff.

    Be Part of UWA Summer School 2017/2018

    Summer School image The Centre for Education Futures is here to support Unit Coordinators who want to offer their students increased flexibility through the new and enhanced UWA Summer School.

    Learning design support will be available for all Unit Coordinators through Carpe Diem particularly focussed on the integration of learning technology with intensive mode teaching.

    Financial support for redesigning units is also available for up to 20 units. Apply now for a UWA Summer School Unit Scholarship of up to $10,000.

    Are Your Assessments Ready for 2018?

    By January 2018, all Unit Coordinators at UWA need the skills, knowledge, and support to meet the requirements of the University Policy on Assessment.

    Carpe Diem imageIf you need to reduce the amount of assessment in your unit or your unit  does not meet the requirements of the Policy on Assessment it is important that you redesign your unit before the end of this year.

    For support with your unit redesign you can register for a Carpe Diem workshop. There are a range of dates and formats on offer to suit you and your unit.

    For those of you who have already designed your assessment items but would like support with timing or other requirements, register for one of the upcoming Assessment and Feedback Check Up workshops scheduled to run on Tuesday, 18 July and Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

    Assignment Cover Sheets

    Assignment cover sheet image The Cover Sheet for submitting written work for assessment (Attachment A of the University Policy on Academic Conduct UP 07/21) has recently been updated to reflect the new Assessment Policy's requirement that a student declares that submitted work is their own.

    Some areas of the University are using cover sheets for assignments and may have a preference that students continue to do so. If you are using online submission of assessments we recommend including the declaration text from the cover sheet in the description at the assessment submission point. (For Example, ?By clicking submit I declare??).

    For any queries regarding the updated cover sheet or the new Policy on Assessment, contact the Assessment and Feedback Futures Team.

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