Meet the people teaching with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams can help you facilitate teamwork and collaboration in your teaching. In this conversation, facilitated by DLF’s Joan Sutherland, three Deakin staff share their experiences of using Microsoft Teams and how it has benefitted them and their students. They also share advice and tips for any staff considering using Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.

DLF Lunchtime Series – A Course Director’s perspective: Mapping assessments course-wide. Why, how and what was achieved?

Why might you map assessment (and curriculum) across a Course? In this presentation three academics reflected on their purpose and processes for their mapping projects, and provided very useful insights about the outcomes of mapping in their respective courses.

ACEN Critical Conversations – Assessing Online WIL

The second ACEN Critical Conversation was held last week. These sessions are a virtual platform for discussion of current issues facing WIL practitioners as we respond to COVID19. The guest speakers were Associate Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Professor David Boud, who presented on CRADLE’s guide for assessment in WIL. The guide is in final development, having been progressed through an ACEN funded project last year.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic staff at Deakin may need to transition their teaching practice online. For daily updates, resources and workshops please visit and bookmark the Transitioning Teaching Online website.

DLF Lunchtime Series – Making connections with and between students online

DLF Lunchtime Series – Making connections with and between students online

A panel of five Deakin educators and three students talked about strategies they had found to work well to develop learning relationships online with and between students, amidst the shift to wholly online learning and teaching during Trimester 1. The Zoom event was hosted by A/Prof Barbie Panther and panellists were faculty first-year coordinators Dr Wendy Webber, Dionne Holland and Dr Petra Brown; teachers in Digital Media Dr Adam Brown and Emily Wade; and students Lauren Antonysen, Zara Wicks and Mia Driller.

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Coordinating responses: A team approach to facilitating online discussion forums

Coordinating responses: A team approach to facilitating online discussion forums

Managing online discussion forums with a large group of students can seem overwhelming. Employing sustainable facilitation practices to encourage students to lead the discussions (social learning), rather than relying on the teaching team, is key. You’ll find tips on how to engage students in discussion, and keep conversations going, on the DTeach website. In this guide, we’ll look at how teaching teams can coordinate facilitation of discussion forums to provide a consistent experience and make best use of your team’s time.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an industry-based software that facilitates collaboration, from chat, discussion, team meetings, artefact generation, and project management. As we have transitioned teaching and learning online, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of Microsoft Teams that have been created in this space. As a result, there is a lot of information from many different sources, so we are consolidating this information in one space to support you in your implementation of Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.

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Discussion forums: Keeping the conversation going throughout trimester

Discussion forums: Keeping the conversation going throughout trimester

Discussion forums are important avenues for connection and learning, even more so this trimester when many students are studying online for the first time. The key to active discussion forums is ensuring that students benefit from their engagement with the discussions, clarifying and deepening their understanding and engaging with different ideas and perspectives. We’ve previously shared tips for getting the discussion started in the first few weeks but how do you progress and extend the discussion as the trimester progresses?

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CloudDeakin is getting an upgrade

CloudDeakin is getting an upgrade

We’ll be moving Deakin’s learning management system, CloudDeakin, to a new cloud-hosted version. Although this is a significant upgrade for the technology, it will be a small change for you. To allow for this upgrade, CloudDeakin will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 26th til 5pm Sunday 28th June.

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DLF Lunchtime Series – Kicking off a new trimester with CloudFirst Learning Design

DLF Lunchtime Series – Kicking off a new trimester with CloudFirst Learning Design

The start of a new trimester can be a stressful time for our students. There’s lots to think about, especially for new students – how to use our systems and platforms, where to find learning materials and support resources, what to expect in class. Even continuing students can feel overwhelmed sometimes – what is this trimester going to look like, how do I study this unit, how does it link to what I’ve already studied (and what I want to do when I graduate)? Luckily, there is lots we can do to ease some of these concerns – good learning design can help!

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What is digital learning innovation at Deakin? A framework for the Future

What is digital learning innovation at Deakin? A framework for the Future

On the 10th of December 2019, divisional representatives from across the university met to workshop a new framework to define digital learning innovation at Deakin and to capture the collective perspective of this diverse cohort. The event also marked the launch of new resources, for the current Digital Learning Environments (DLE3 – i.e. Self & Peer Assessment, Portfolio, and Collaboration) tools that are in the process of development and integration. The event was facilitated by Deakin Learning Futures’ Digital Learning Innovations team alongside workshop facilitator Mike Stevenson.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Transitioning Teaching Online – Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an industry-based software that facilitates collaboration, from chat, discussion, team meetings, artefact generation, and project management. As we have transitioned teaching and learning online, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of Microsoft Teams that have been created in this space. As a result, there is a lot of information from many different sources, so we are consolidating this information in one space to support you in your implementation of Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning.

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Discussion forums: Keeping the conversation going throughout trimester

Discussion forums: Keeping the conversation going throughout trimester

Discussion forums are important avenues for connection and learning, even more so this trimester when many students are studying online for the first time. The key to active discussion forums is ensuring that students benefit from their engagement with the discussions, clarifying and deepening their understanding and engaging with different ideas and perspectives. We’ve previously shared tips for getting the discussion started in the first few weeks but how do you progress and extend the discussion as the trimester progresses?

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Zoom for Synchronous Sessions

Transitioning Teaching Online – Zoom for Synchronous Sessions

Zoom has seen an unprecedented uptake of their service and as a result there has been several incidences where cybercriminals look for vulnerabilities in the system. To mitigate the risk of this happening we have created guidelines around the settings to ensure third parties cannot access your content. 

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CloudFirst: DIY Lockdown Edition

CloudFirst: DIY Lockdown Edition

The CloudFirst Team have created a number of self-paced resources and online workshops where you can work with the team to create engaging online learning experiences in a ‘lockdown’ edition of CloudFirst.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Staff to Support our Students

Transitioning Teaching Online – Supporting Staff to Support our Students

Many academic and professional staff are on the frontline when it comes to supporting, guiding and enabling students to be successful through their university journey, both academically and personally. Students may approach staff when they’re struggling with personal difficulties – from relationship problems to mental health issues – that fall outside your area of expertise. It can be challenging to know how, or even if, to assist the student and where to direct them for professional help. As part of Deakin’s ongoing commitment to prioritising the health and wellbeing of our entire University community, we’re launching an online staff Student Support and Referral resource.

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An Update from the Disability Resource Centre (DRC)

An Update from the Disability Resource Centre (DRC)

We have certainly heard from some students that the move to online is suiting them! As expected though, we have needed to address some practical barriers for students, and many are experiencing higher than usual levels of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. This is there for all of us of course, but for some students with disability, health and mental health conditions it can be exacerbated. We thought we would share a few examples.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Using and Editing Existing Class Recordings

Transitioning Teaching Online – Using and Editing Existing Class Recordings

We’re all working on pretty tight timelines at the moment. Sometimes we just need to work with what we’ve got so we can spend the time we do have on other tasks, like transitioning our assessments or interactive sessions online. If you have access to previous class recordings, you may be able to reuse these rather than re-recording new ones.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Laboratory & Practical Classes

Transitioning Teaching Online – Laboratory & Practical Classes

Moving practical and laboratory classes online is a particular challenge for many teaching teams, especially where specialised equipment or materials are required. Depending on your context and the learning objectives, you may be able to move some or all of your practical classes online.

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Transitioning Teaching Online – Synchronous Classroom Tools – What are my options?

Transitioning Teaching Online – Synchronous Classroom Tools – What are my options?

Synchronous sessions are a great opportunity to provide active learning experiences for students in the online environment. Regardless of the software you select, synchronous sessions can: create a sense of connection within the cohort; enable students to apply key concepts to different activities; allow for ‘real-time’ feedback from students and teachers; and provide a rich interactive learning experience.

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