Tag Archives: iLearn

Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

Have you often wondered what your students were up to in the maze that is iLearn? There are so many things to keep track of! Students spending time (or not) on iLearn. Students submitting assignments on time (or not). Students responding to forums posts (or not). Students doing well in assignments (or not). Continue reading Understanding student behaviours in iLearn with Learning Analytics

iLearn Drop-in Clinic S1, 2017

The iLearn Drop-in Clinic is back for Session 1, 2017 where help is on hand for all things iLearn. It will be open 10am – 2pm weekdays from 13th February – 3rd March 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 13 – Friday 17 February:  C5A 204
Monday 20 – Friday 24 February:  C5A 204
Monday 27 February – Friday 3 March:  W6B 259

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

5 tips to improve the accessibility of your iLearn unit.

What comes to mind when you hear ‘accessibility’?

For many people accessibility is associated with supporting students with special needs. However, accessibility is important for all students, as it provides a better browsing experience, especially on mobiles and tablets, which are rapidly gaining in popularity.

This post will give you 5 high-impact practical steps to improve the accessibility of your unit. Continue reading 5 tips to improve the accessibility of your iLearn unit.

A Grand Tour of iLearn: Open iLearn initiative

Like 18th Century travellers embarking on a Grand Tour of Europe to broaden their perspectives, staff at Macquarie University from Monday 5 December, will have iLearn opened to them in the Open iLearn initiative. To start searching what iLearn has to offer, go here http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/course/search.php. If you’d like some ideas about which units to visit, read on.

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Digital ideas can be easy and engaging

There’s a myth I’d like to dispel, that using technology is hard and takes a lot of time. Technology and the use of digital tools can be easy to learn, adopt and implement in your teaching. Here’s where you can find some gold.

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Spring is in the air: time for an iLearn unit review

Congratulations, you’ve almost made it to the end of the session. But, before you start thinking about the upcoming break or what you’ll be teaching next year, you should consider sweeping the cobwebs, changing the sheets and opening the windows on your iLearn site. In short, now is a good time for spring cleaning your unit.

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What’s happening under the hood (of my iLearn site)?

At the end of the session, unit convenors ask themselves, how did my students do in the unit, and how can I improve it for next time? Of course, they have access to grades, anecdotal feedback from tutors and students and various survey instruments such as LEUs. However, using Reports they can also see what is going on under the “hood” of their iLearn site. The Reports section in the Toolbar of iLearn can give convenors access to reports and data that can tell them how students are using resources and navigating throughout the site.

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