Introducing Turnitin Studio Feedback

Zaina Indira NehmeAssessment DesignLeave a Comment

On Friday 2 December 2016, RMIT University upgraded its version of Turnitin Classic to the new Feedback Studio.  While still offering the same functionalities as the old version, Feedback Studio offers a more simplify, streamlined and intuitive interface by bringing together into one single menu bar the grading, feedback, and similarity checking.  The new interface allows instructors to have all the feedback … Read More

Learning Environments: Creating a positive user experience

Zaina Indira NehmeLearning Experience DesignLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, the Digital Learning Team published a blog post called “Designing an advanced online learning environment for higher education” in where we discussed the importance of having a set of principles in mind that could guide the design or selection of a learning environment for higher education.  I strongly encourage you to read it, if you haven’t … Read More

Semester is coming…

Emma YenchLeave a Comment

reminder

There are a number of things you need to do before the beginning of semester to prepare your Blackboard site for teaching. Remembering that students gain access to their Blackboard sites in the week before semester commences, it’s best to run through following list in the next few days to make sure you’re ready. … if you can’t find what you … Read More

Blackboard Drop-In Sessions at Bundoora

Zaina Indira NehmeEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

Blackboard drop ins

You might remember my blog on Developing Skills for Blackboard published early in the year.  Since our initial meeting with Josephine Ng, lots has happened in this project and amazing progress has been made. So far, Cathy and I have had the great pleasure of travelling twice to the quiet and lovely Bundoora campus this year to conduct drop-in sessions … Read More

WordPress, pros and cons

Leigh BlackallEducational Technology4 Comments

Bulgarian WordPress Camp

I’ve been asked to talk briefly to the pros and cons of WordPress, in the ODLT’s session on the RMIT Digital Ecosystem. Not all the elements of RMIT’s system could fit into a single seminar, so I appreciate the opportunity to talk about a thing that falls outside RMIT, and to quietly point to what we know of a wider realm … Read More

Online portfolios for professional communicators

Leigh BlackallLearning Experience Design4 Comments

When your Google Search result is your #portfolio, the internet is your platform. #theinternetistheplatform What Ekaterina Tokareva and Lucinda Strahan teach Professional Communication Studio and ask their students to create a personal website as a portfolio. The question we wanted to address: How do third year students from an interdisciplinary media program articulate and showcase a clear and succinct professional … Read More

Google+ Communities for in-class projects

Andrea McLaganEducational TechnologyLeave a Comment

Google+ Communities allow real-time collaboration, sharing and engagement while creating a repository of artefacts Related pattern: What Eloise Thomson teaches future teachers, and looks for ways to integrate technology into courses so that students can see examples of how to integrate it into their teaching. In “Geography in a Social Context” the in-class time is spent in workshops where students … Read More