• Tuesday, 8 February 2022
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

Who should attend this session?

If you:

  • have used OnTask or Canvas messaging before; or
  • are a subject coordinator and have some thoughts about tailored communication to support students’ learning as well as their experience of learning

We want to hear from you!

What is this session about?

Personalised message and feedback platforms have existed in UTS for a few years now – examples of these are OnTask and Canvas messaging. At the same time, a wide range of similar tools have become mature, making them viable candidates for facilitating academics to tailor communications and feedback. These tools offer solutions to support students’ learning at scale, and help them foster a sense of belonging at UTS. However, as with all socio-technical tools, we need input from key stakeholders such as yourselves, to more fully understand the requirements for such tools. 

In this 2-hour workshop, we will introduce three tools as candidates for personalised learning support, and will facilitate a discussion on how the features of these three tools might meet the requirements of academics, such as yourselves, to tailor feedback and communication to students in your subject. Please note that this workshop is not about how to use OnTask and Canvas messaging per se. 

The outcome of this workshop is a set of requirements for personalised communications tools in the support of student learning at UTS. These requirements will be taken into consideration in UTS’ procurement processes of a suitable tool in the near future.


This event is facilitated by the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC).

Simon Buckingham Shum is a Professor of Learning Informatics & Director, Connected Intelligence Centre.

Lisa-Angelique Lim is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in automated feedback, at the Connected Intelligence Centre.

Register for this event

Your video, audio and the meeting chat transcript may be recorded or photographed. Please advise the facilitator if you do not wish to be recorded or photographed.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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