Workshops and events

Learning Environments provides a regular series of support and information events for all staff relating to the LMS.

Current schedule of events

Event titleDateTime Enrol in Themis
October
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Tuesday October 03 10:00 - 12:00 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Wednesday October 04 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Thursday October 12 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis Friday October 13 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Monday October 16 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Wednesday October 18 10:00 - 12:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Tests and Surveys Wednesday October 25 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
November
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Wednesday November 01 10:00 - 12:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Wednesday November 08 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Monday November 13 2:00 - 4:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Tuesday November 14 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis Thursday November 16 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Tuesday November 21 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Tests and Surveys Friday November 24 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
December
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Friday December 01 10:00 - 12:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Tuesday December 05 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Tests and Surveys Thursday December 07 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Tuesday December 12 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis Wednesday December 13 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Thursday December 14 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol

The venue for all events is Elisabeth Murdoch - Room G17 (Seminar Room) unless stated otherwise.

Enrolling in LMS workshops

Bookings for LMS workshops are made through Themis and will contribute to your Themis HR training record. Please note that enrolments will close the day before the start of the workshop. All participants will receive a email with confirmation of the event details and location prior to the workshop.

If you have difficulty enrolling through Themis, and want to book into one of the LMS workshops please see our guide on Enrolling in LMS workshops through Themis or submit a support request.

LMS workshop descriptions

  • Essential Elements

    Prerequisites

    No prior LMS experience is needed.

    Description

    This two hour workshop introduces the LMS and the basics of using and building content in a subject or community.

    Topics include: structure and design of your LMS subject, providing information and resources to students, staff and student management, subject availability and discovery of LMS self-help resources.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the purpose and function of LMS subjects and communities.
    • Identify key features of the LMS including global navigation, subject and community lists, and subject menus and control panels.
    • Create content incorporating text, attached documents, images, audio and/or video.
    • Explore various tools such as announcements, staff roles, and student preview.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of the LMS.

    Workshop notes

  • Blackboard Assignments

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience.

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop focuses on the Blackboard assignments tool; a tool that allows online assignment submission, marking, and feedback.

    Topics include: providing an assignment submission area for students and groups, reviewing submissions, marking and annotating submissions online, and providing rich feedback to students.

    Note: Turnitin is an alternate assignment tool available for use in the LMS and is covered in a separate workshop.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the purpose and function of Blackboard assignments, including group options, grading and feedback.
    • Create a Blackboard assignment, selecting options suitable for different purposes.
    • Review student submissions and give feedback via number grades, inline annotations and rubrics.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of Blackboard Assignments.

    Workshop notes

  • Turnitin Assignments

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience.

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop provides an overview of creating, viewing and grading student assignments using the Turnitin tool.

    Topics include: options when creating assignments, discussion and review of 'Similarity Reports', marking online and providing rich feedback to students.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the purpose and function of Turnitin assignments, including similarity reports, grades and feedback.
    • Access a student submission and interpret a Turnitin similarity report, identifying text matched to other sources.
    • Create feedback on student assignments including general and inline comments, rubrics, grading forms, and number grades.
    • Create a Turnitin assignment, selecting options suitable for different purposes.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of Turnitin assignments.

    Workshop notes

  • Grade Centre

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience.

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop focuses on tools within the Grade Centre that help in the management of student assessment and feedback.

    Topics include: managing student grades, setting up and using 'Smart Views', using weighted columns, student display options, Grade Centre history and grade statistics.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the purpose and function of Grade Centre and My Grades tools.
    • Create, delete, show, and hide Grade Centre columns to students and staff.
    • Add and modify grades and provide feedback to students via Grade Centre.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use LMS Grade Centre.

    Workshop notes

  • Tests and Surveys

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop focuses on the Test and Survey options in the LMS. Tests can be used for formative or summative assessment, while Surveys may be used by students to provide information or feedback anonymously.

    Topics include: creating tests and surveys, question types, question management, setting test conditions, providing feedback and grades, and viewing test and survey data.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the contexts of use of LMS tests, surveys and pools.
    • Create and deploy an LMS test, including importing questions from other sources.
    • Review and interpret test results.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of LMS tests and surveys.

    Workshop notes

  • Journals, Blogs, and Wikis

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience.

    Description

    This 90-minute workshop focuses on the journal, blog and wiki tools in the LMS. These tools can be used for private reflection, group projects, or the generation of collaboratively authored resources.

    Topics include: an overview of the similarities and differences between the three tools, and creating and managing the tools for subjects, communities, individuals and groups.

    Learning outcomes

    • Recognise the contexts of use of LMS journal, blog and wiki tools in a typical subject or community.
    • Create a journal, blog and/or wiki in a subject. Review and apply grades to student journal, blog and/or wiki posts in a subject.
    • Locate and identify relevant resources and support to assist the use of LMS journals, blogs and wikis.

    Workshop notes

Customised LMS workshops for staff development

The Learning Environments team is also able to organise customised LMS workshops for your particular group, Department or Faculty. To arrange a customised workshop and discuss staff development requirements for your session, please submit a support request.

More information

For more information about any of these sessions, or for any concerns you have about managing your LMS subject, please contact Learning Environments by submitting a support request.

Copyright awareness and information sessions

Using the LMS does not remove your copyright responsibilities. The Copyright Office has copyright awareness and information sessions and resources available for staff and students.

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

LMS workshops, forums and events are now integrated with the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT). GCUT participants are able to credit these events towards completion of the 'special topics' component of the first GCUT subject.