Transitioning teaching online – Using Video Assessment

Transitioning teaching online – Using Video Assessment

Transitioning Teaching Online – Using video assessment

27

MAR, 2020

Digital Learning
Teaching & Learning

Learning Innovations
Getting Started

Transitioning our teaching online means we need to get creative about how we assess our students’ learning. Luckily there are some great alternatives to in-class tests and exams. A key challenge for many people is ensuring academic integrity while moving assessments online.

Following on from CRADLE’s Ensuring academic integrity and assessment security with redesigned online delivery – Digital Assessments guide, we have put together some suggestions on using video assessments.

Video assessment can be a great way of getting students to demonstrate their learning, and it can give you an opportunity to get to know your students better. Find out more about how video assessment can be used as an alternative to some common assessment types in this guide.

For more information and updates please refer to the Transitioning Teaching Online homepage here.

Download the Using Video Assessment guide here.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Virtual Teams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Virtual Teams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Virtual Teams
27
MAR, 2020
Digital Learning
Teaching & Learning

Learning Innovations
Getting Started
 As we progress through our transition online many of you may need to facilitate team work virtually. Virtual teamwork can be a positive experience for students, yet it comes with unique challenges.

You play a key role in supporting students to recognise these challenges, devise solutions and see the benefits of working collaboratively online.

To help you do this, we have created the Top 10 practical strategies you can implement in your unit to support students to develop the online teamwork skills that are so important in this current time.

For more information and updates please refer to the Transitioning Teaching Online homepage here.
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Building resilience in times of challenge – support for staff and students

Building resilience in times of challenge – support for staff and students

Building resilience in times of challenge – support for staff and student

26

MAR, 2020

Digital Learning
Teaching & Learning

Learning Innovations
Getting Started

In these challenging times, where we are all navigating daily uncertainty and change, supporting ourselves, our students and our colleagues becomes an important priority. You may find the following sites helpful for yourself or to share with students and colleagues.

Beyond Blue has a range of advice on Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak that includes strategies for managing depression and anxiety.

RUOK has some advice on staying connected and the importance of checking-in on one another during this time.

University of Berkley’s Greater Good Science Center has an excellent Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus which they update with new resources regularly. It includes practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, and educators facing COVID-19.

Deakin Student Life blog is posting regular updates for students. Details of Deakin support services are available in this blog post.

Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work  is a two week open course on FutureLearn designed to explore ways of building personal and professional resilience. It has been updated to include how we build resilience while our routines are disrupted because of COVID-19. Anyone can do the two week course for free and will have access to the material for four weeks. Deakin students and staff can get a free upgrade with permanent access by enrolling through this link.

For more information and updates please refer to the Transitioning Teaching Online homepage here.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Invigilated Online Exams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Invigilated Online Exams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Online Invigilated Exams

26

MAR, 2020

Digital Learning
Teaching & Learning

Learning Innovations
Getting Started

All unit teaching teams have been asked to move their T1 assessments online. Further information and a decision helper guide has been prepared by Deakin’s Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) to assist unit chairs transitioning from exams to other forms of assessments.

If units currently hold end of trimester exams, unit chairs have been asked to decide if this exam can be redesigned as an alternative assessment. 

In exceptional circumstances some invigilated (supervised online) online exams will be considered. Essential exams primarily take place in final years and assure that the student has met specific critical course learning outcomes. If you think your exam is absolutely critical for this purpose whereby the student will not be able to practice as a professional without doing a version of this exam before graduation, then we suggest you contact your ADTL to make a case for an invigilated online examination. This is for exceptional circumstances only.

A small number of invigilated exams will be made available through our online exams pilot team. For more details see this guide here.

For more information and updates please refer to the Transitioning Teaching Online homepage here.

For CRADLES report on Ensuring academic integrity and assessment security with redesigned online delivery see this post

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Online seminars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Transitioning Teaching Online – Online seminars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Transitioning Teaching Online – Online seminars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

25

MAR, 2020

Digital Learning
Teaching & Learning

Learning Innovations
Getting Started

Many of you will be using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBC Ultra) to conduct online synchronous seminars with your students in the coming weeks. For some of you this may be an entirely new teaching experience and require you to shift the way you structure and deliver content.

To assist all staff with delivery online we have put together a Top 10 Tips list for how you can create high value, interactive seminars using the tools in BBC Ultra. In this document you will also find a Q&A section taken from recent sessions with staff from across the university to help you get started. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email learningfutures@deakin.edu.au.

For more information and updates please refer to the Transitioning Teaching Online homepage here.

Download the BbCollaborate guide mentioned above here.

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