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Get ready for Canvas: sign up for the LX.lab’s training sessions

By LX Transformation,

The Whole of Course approach to moving from UTSOnline to Canvas is in progress. As you may know, it involves three main steps. First, you meet with your course team in a Course MeetUp. You then have about a month to plan your Canvas site (a process we call...

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Learning about group work

By Andrew Francois,

It is a shared responsibility for both teachers and learners to make group work effective. Group work skills should not be assumed and need to be taught if students are to be work ready. Being an effective team member and collaborator is an important professional and personal attribute.

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Set up your assessments in a flash with these 8 workshops

By Dayang Rajit,

Need a refresher with our online assessment tools? Book in for one (or more) of our assessment workshops in March.

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Redesigning group activities and individual assessments effectively

By Amela Peric,

Coming up at the LX Grant Showcase - Amela Peric and Leila Moslemi Naeni will be talking through their redesign of a group activity and individual assessment in the subject Project Management Principles.

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Honest assessments: how to use Turnitin

By William Song,

Don't wait until assessment period starts, take a look at this post now to learn the basics of using Turnitin for assignments.

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SPARKPLUS: Your Self and Peer Assessment Resource Kit

By Andrew Francois,

How can you use SPARKPLUS to ensure fairness and equity in group work? Find out more with this recap from this year’s LX.lab Technology Showcase.

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All your assessment questions answered! Assessment month at the LX.lab starts soon…

By Futures Team,

Join us for Assessment month throughout July at the LX.lab, where we’ll demystify marking, online quizzes and more! Take a look at some of our events and book in for a workshop.

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5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

By Yasemin Tekmen Araci,

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

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3 new assessment policy essentials

By Futures Team,

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.

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How to design a good open book exam

By Lucy Arthur,

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?

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