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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.

Once Session 2 2017 units have been created in iTeach, we require convenors and support staff to remove the Echo360 block link in iLearn and add the Echo360 Active Learning Platform block link in its place.

Enabling Echo360 Active Learning Platform block and removing Echo360 block

Login to iLearn and select a S2 2017 unit.

  1. Turn editing on.
  2. Find the Echo Recordings block. It contains the text ‘Launch Echo Centre’. Click the settings icon to reveal a menu.
  3. From the settings menu select ‘Delete Echo Recordings block’.
  4. Select ‘yes’ to confirm deletion.
  5. While editing is still on, find the ‘Add a block‘ dialogue (beneath the last listed block on the unit page) and use the drop-down menu to select ‘Active Learning Platform’.
  6. The block link will be displayed. It looks similar to the Echo360 block link, so shouldn’t cause any student confusion during the change. At this point, the block is now accessible to students. When a student clicks the block they will be shown the unit’s Active Learning Platform page.

Note – The recording list is now accessible to students, however there is an additional step to configure the block so that when a convenor or lecturer clicks, they are also taken to the unit’s Active Learning Platform page.

7. Click the newly created ‘Active Learning Platform’ block link

8. Select ‘Link Content’ to.  Ensure ‘Link to your Section Home’ option is selected.

If you experience any difficulty with this change over, or have other questions relating to Echo360 Active Learning Platform, please either email ilearn.help@mq.edu.au or submit a OneHelp ticket.

Workshops on other Echo360 Active Learning Platform features and functionality will be held over the next few months and other how-to posts and guidance notes will follow. If you have specific training requests, please email me at alison.schloss@mq.edu.au.

What is the Learning Innovation Hub?

The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.

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LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

“Students as Partners” was the topic of the first LTX event of the year (for those of you unfamiliar, LTX stands for Learning and Teaching Exchange), with a panel of Student Representatives from the Faculty of Business and Economics. The well attended event opened with a brief introduction of how the Student Representatives Program works within the faculty. Continue reading LTX Students As Partners Panel – What We Learnt

2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

This year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching awards will recognise, reward and celebrate the efforts of individuals and teams who make outstanding contributions to learning and teaching and improve the quality of student engagement, experience and learning outcomes.

Three categories are open to both academic and professional staff in 2017. Continue reading 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards – NOW OPEN

Keeping PACE with Ethical Practice – Teaching ethics in Professional and Community Engagement

What do we mean when we talk about ethics? Is it behaviour towards others, rules and regulations, professional codes of conduct or is it regulatory guidelines for areas of specialisation, such as research involving people or animals? In higher education it is all these things and more. There are a range of approaches to teaching ethics. While the University’s regulatory framework for ethics is comprehensive and readily accessible, PACE unit convenors have also identified the need for a suite of resources that cover the more nebulous area of ethical practice in pedagogy and workplace contexts. As a result, PACE have developed a set of resources that can be utilised by unit convenors to support students going on a range of activities, be they local, international or on campus.

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LTX Event – ‘Student as Partners’ Panel

The faculty of Business and Economics in collaboration with the Learning Innovation Hub is proud to kick off the “Students as Partners” series of LTX events (for those of you unfamiliar, LTX stands for Learning and Teaching Exchange).  On March 21st, 1pm-2pm, a panel of student representatives from FBE will share their experiences in class – from group work to teaching delivery and student engagement. In the second half of the event, the audience is invited to ask questions and engage with the panel, so please bring along any burning questions you might have!

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