Announcements (as at October 2017)

    Creator Space News

    Creator Space imageCreator Space has a Positive Impact on Students

    The Creator Space has been open for a few weeks and is already seeing a steady stream of students making use of the studio to record video and audio as part of their studies.

    UWA Law student Grace Ritter was one of the first students to use the Creator Space. Grace recently joined Callan Rose, Senior Learning Technologist from the Centre for Education Futures for a quick chat to share her experience of using the Creator Space and her thoughts on getting creative with assessments.

    Student Perception of Teaching (SPOT) Surveys

    SPOT Survey image Would you like to receive feedback from students about the design, teaching and management of your Semester 2, 2017 unit? Now is the time to set up a SPOT survey.

    Instructions on how to set up, customise and deploy the SPOT survey within your LMS unit can be found on the online guide or contact the eLearning Helpdesk.

    Introducing Blackboard Ally

    The Centre for Education Futures and UniAccess are working together to improve accessibility for all content in the University’s learning systems.

    Blackboard Ally imageImplementing Blackboard Ally within UWA's Learning Management System (LMS) is aimed at improving accessibility of all LMS content and is scheduled for release for the start of Semester 1, 2018.

    Blackboard Ally is designed to help provide guidance to teachers about how to improve the quality of their LMS content for all users, and to provide students with immediate access to LMS content in formats that may be more suited to their specific needs.

    To learn more about Blackboard Ally and how it works watch the introductory videos below:

    New UWA MOOC on Coursera

    Discover Best Practice Farming for a Sustainable 2050, UWA's latest online MOOC course launches in Coursera on Monday, 16 October 2017.

    Future Farms MOOCThis MOOC is based on the vision of the Future Farm 2050 Project, which aims to develop a best-practice farm for 2050.

    Over seven weeks, this MOOC will guide participants on the key areas towards sustainable farming  including soils and water management, cropping including weed management and plant breeding, versatile livestock management, biodiversity, rural infrastructure and vibrant healthy rural communities. 

    For further information contact Debra Mullan, The UWA School of  Agriculture.

    Assessment and Rubrics

    The University Policy on Assessment requires that either a rubric or marking key is used and published to students, for each assessment item.

    Did you know imageFor best results share this rubric or marking key with your students both before the assessment is due to help explain what is required, and afterwards as an efficient way of providing effective feedback on their work.

    You can find helpful tips on developing and using a rubric, as well as example rubrics from around the University, on the Assessment and Feedback Futures website.

    If you are successfully using a rubric we invite you to contribute it to our collection, so that it may assist your colleagues. Please email your example rubric to the Assessment and Feedback Futures Team.


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