Workshops and events

The Academic and Learning Systems Support (ALSS) team provides a regular series of support and information events for all staff.

LMS drop-in sessions

Do you have an LMS question you would like to talk about with an expert? Before the beginning of each semester, the Academic and Learning Systems Support team provides dedicated drop-in sessions to work through LMS issues and ideas with you. Come along, have a cup of tea and let us help you get your subject ready for teaching.

Sessions run Monday 20th to Friday 24th February, 10am to 12pm each day in Room G16, Elisabeth Murdoch building.

No bookings are required. See you there!

Current schedule of events

DateTimeEventTitle Enrol in Themis
January
Monday January 23 2:00 - 4:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsFull
Tuesday January 24 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Turnitin AssignmentsFull
Wednesday January 25 10:00 - 11:20 LMS Workshop Blackboard AssignmentsEnrol
February
Wednesday February 01 10:00 - 11:20 LMS Workshop Tests and SurveysEnrol
Thursday February 02 10:00 - 12:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsEnrol
Monday February 06 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Grade CentreEnrol
Wednesday February 08 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Journals, Blogs, and WikisEnrol
Friday February 10 10:00 - 11:30 LMS Workshop Turnitin AssignmentsEnrol
Tuesday February 14 10:00 - 11:20 LMS Workshop Blackboard AssignmentsEnrol
Thursday February 16 10:00 - 12:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsEnrol
March
Thursday March 02 10:00 - 12:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsEnrol
Wednesday March 08 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Grade CentreEnrol
Wednesday March 15 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Turnitin AssignmentsEnrol
Tuesday March 21 10:00 - 11:30 LMS Workshop Journals, Blogs, and WikisEnrol
Friday March 24 10:00 - 11:20 LMS Workshop Tests and SurveysEnrol
Wednesday March 29 10:00 - 11:20 LMS Workshop Blackboard AssignmentsEnrol

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 be noted in your Themis HR training record. Please note that enrolments will close two working days before the start of the workshop.

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

Workshop descriptions

  • LMS - Essential Elements

    Prerequisites

    No prior LMS experience is needed

    Description

    This two hour workshop introduces the basic features required to create an LMS subject presence for your students.

    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

  • LMS - Blackboard Assignments

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 80 minute workshop focuses on assignment and feedback options in the LMS associated with the Blackboard assignment tool.

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

    Note: Turnitin is an alternate assignment tool available for use in the LMS.

    Workshop notes

  • LMS - Turnitin Assignments

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 90 minute workshop will give an overview of the workflow required to create, view and grade student assignments using the Turnitin tool.

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

    Workshop notes

  • LMS - Grade Centre

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 90 minute workshop focuses on tools within the Grade Centre that help you manage student assessment and feedback.

    Topics include: managing student grades, setting and using smart views, using weighted columns, student display options, Grade Centre history and grade statistics.

    Workshop notes

  • LMS - Tests and Surveys

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 80 minute workshop focuses on the Test and Survey options in the LMS. Tests may be used for formative or summative assessment, while surveys may be used by students to provide anonymous information or feedback.

    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

  • LMS - Journals, Blogs, and Wikis

    Prerequisites

    LMS Essential Elements or equivalent experience

    Description

    This 90 minute workshop will focus on the journal, blog and wiki tools in the LMS. These tools may 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 Academic and Learning Systems Support 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 the Academic and Learning Systems Support by submitting a support request.