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
July
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Tuesday July 04 10:00 - 12:00 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Wednesday July 05 2:00 - 4:00 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Friday July 07 10:00 - 11:30 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Tuesday July 11 10:00 - 11:30 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Tests and Surveys Wednesday July 12 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Thursday July 13 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Friday July 14 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Drop-in Sessions Monday July 17 to
Friday July 21
10:00 - 12:00 Not required
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Tuesday July 18 2:00 - 4:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis Tuesday July 25 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Wednesday July 26 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Thursday July 27 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
August
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Tuesday August 01 10:00 - 12:00 Full > Join Waitlist
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Wednesday August 02 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Turnitin Assignments Wednesday August 09 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Essential Elements Thursday August 10 10:00 - 12:00 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Tests and Surveys Tuesday August 15 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis Thursday August 17 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Blackboard Assignments Monday August 21 2:00 - 3:30 Enrol
LMS Workshop - Grade Centre Tuesday August 22 10:00 - 11:30 Enrol

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

Enrolling in LMS events

Bookings for LMS workshops are made through Themis and will contribute to your Themis HR training record. Please note that enrolments will close two working days 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Workshop notes

Customised LMS staff development workshops

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.

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.

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.

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.