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Getting students to do pre-class activities: Advice from Joseph Yeo

By Richard Ingold,

One of lecturers’ and tutors’ common complaints is that many students don’t prepare for classes. But is it always their fault? And is it purely due to a lack of interest or motivation? Joseph Yeo answers these questions with a definitive “No”.

‘They love them’: The benefits of the IF-AT card with Kristin van Barneveld

By Adam Morgan,

Adam Morgan asks Kristin van Barnevel to share her insights into the benefits of IF-AT scratch cards in this Q&A session.

Top 5 events you should know about this November

By Phoebe Huang,

This month in the LX.lab, spark creativity with your learning and teaching practices with our upcoming events and workshops! 1. Canvas Training Tue 17 September – 20 November If the thought of building your Canvas site seems a little daunting, well, don’t worry. The LX.lab team have put together...

Teaching the difference between biological sex and gender identity in first year science

By Lucy Mercer-Mapstone,

The Faculty of Science at UTS has six graduate attributes—skills, abilities, and knowledges which students need to have when they graduate. One of these graduate attributes is ‘Professional, ethical and social responsibility’—indicating that not only do we need to teach science, we need to teach science in a way...

Getting to know the learner of the future

By Kathryn Ayrton,

It was a full house at the recent annual Academic Board Forum, where UTS academics and professional staff gathered to share information and contemplate what the learners of the future might look like. As a digital educator myself, and a new member of the rapidly expanding LX.lab, I was...

How to make your subject more accessible

By Intan Endah-Bonsu,

At UTS we pride ourselves in setting a high standard for inclusivity so that students are provided with the best access to education as possible. In this post, I will go through how you can use the in-built features of Canvas to easily make your subject content more accessible...

The word from our academics on Canvas

By LX Transformation,

Starting Autumn 2020, postgraduate courses will be taught in Canvas. Transformation of undergraduate courses will follow, with Canvas replacing Blackboard from 2021 and continuing into 2022. We ‘canvassed’ feedback from our postgraduate teaching teams on their experience in Canvas so far, and asked what they like about the new...

‘All in one’: Benefits of the IF-AT card with Yen Phan

By Adam Morgan,

Recently I wrote a blog post profiling Jacqueline Berry and her use of IF-AT ‘scratch cards’. In this post I talk to another IF-AT user: Yen Phan from the UTS School of Business. Yen is a casual academic in the Management Discipline Group who tutors in the area of strategic operations...

Making your Canvas site clear to all students: 4 tips from our new guide

By Richard Ingold,

When students come to university, they don’t just learn new knowledge and skills. They also learn a new language to describe and explain what they are learning about. And this doesn’t just apply to international students – all students must learn a new way of using English within their...

Students as co-designers in the LXT

By Franziska Trede,

Engaging students as partners is a powerful idea, the implementation of which has the potential to transform HE. (Healey, Flint & Harrington, 2016) The LX Transformation project at UTS has grown out of the move to the Canvas learning management system. To enrich the process, the Faculty of Engineering...

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