Category Archives: iLearn

Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)

[adapted from a previous article by Chris Froissard]

Are you a new member of teaching staff at Macquarie? You may be feeling overwhelmed, in the lead up Session 2, having to familiarise yourself with a new learning platform, a myriad of new educational technologies, and the many policies and customs of your department and faculty. Continue reading Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)

iLearn Drop-in Clinic Session 2, 2017

The iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 2, 2017 where help is on hand for all things iLearn.  It will be open 10am – 2pm weekdays from 17th July – 4th August 2017.

Get help with:

  • iLearn – Editing and building your unit
  • iTeach – iLearn Spaces (in plain English, creating/activating your iLearn unit for the new session)
  • iTeach – Unit Guides
  • Echo360 and Active Learning Platform
  • Turnitin and Feedback Studio

Drop in any time at the following locations:

Monday 17 – Friday 21 July:  C5A 201
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July:  C5A 201
Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August:  W6B 259

No need to register, just turn up during the opening hours.

Support during the Drop In Clinic will be provided by LIH Technologies Support Staff as well as Faculty Learning Designers.

3 Super Functions Of Echo360’s New Active Learning Platform – What you need to know

From Session 2 2017, Echo360’s upgraded software, Active Learning Platform (ALP), will be available in all units. Over the next few months, the faculties and the Learning Innovation Hub will be running a number of workshops, posts and events to support the adoption of this new software by the teaching community (further details at bottom of article).

“It is a pedagogical tool, not just a classroom recorder.  Instructors love it because they can track student questions and answers. Students are engaging us through the platform in the way we want them to”  Dr. Kem Rogers, University of Western Ontario.

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UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is the latest upgrade to our lecture capture software.  Automated lecture recordings and desktop capture uploads for Session 2 2017 onward will be carried out through the Active Learning Platform. Continue reading UPDATE – New Echo360 Active Learning Platform Block in iLearn

Innovation in Learning Technologies – What’s Happening Across Campus in 2017

Innovation in learning technologies is happening across the campus, with several ‘Proof of Concept’ projects planned for 2017. Here are some of the learning technologies being piloted this year to improve the student experience, as well the key steps involved in a proof of concept project if you are thinking about trialling a new learning technology yourself.

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Learning Analytics comes to iLearn

A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.

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