Workshops and events

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

Current schedule of events

DateTimeEventTitle Enrol in Themis
May
Wednesday May 03 10:00 - 12:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsEnrol
Thursday May 04 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Grade CentreEnrol
Monday May 08 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Blackboard AssignmentsEnrol
Friday May 12 10:00 - 11:30 LMS Workshop Turnitin AssignmentsEnrol
Wednesday May 17 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Tests and SurveysEnrol
Tuesday May 23 10:00 - 11:30 LMS Workshop Journals, Blogs, and WikisEnrol
June
Thursday June 01 10:00 - 12:00 LMS Workshop Essential ElementsEnrol
Thursday June 082:00 - 3:30LMS WorkshopTurnitin AssignmentsEnrol
Friday June 0910:00 - 11:30LMS WorkshopGrade CentreEnrol
Tuesday June 132:00 - 3:30LMS WorkshopTests and SurveysEnrol
Tuesday June 2010:00 - 11:30LMS WorkshopBlackboard AssignmentsEnrol
Wednesday June 28 2:00 - 3:30 LMS Workshop Journals, Blogs, and WikisEnrol

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.

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.

Workshop descriptions

  • LMS - 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

  • LMS - 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

  • LMS - 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

  • LMS - 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

  • LMS - 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

  • LMS - 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 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.