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How do you make your online discussions more engaging?

By Ann Wilson,

Discussions are a great way of sharing understanding and building and constructing knowledge. We often use discussions in face to face classes, and think little of opening the floor to comments and opinions. We might do this a few times in a face to face class. But how does...

Have you heard of the Student Learning Hub?

By Elizabeth Smith,

Have you heard of the Student Learning Hub? Here's everything you need to know about UTS’ latest learning support destination for students.

4 reasons to attend the Festival of Learning Design next week, plus FAQ

By Phoebe Huang,

The Festival of Learning Design is just one week away! With a diverse range of workshops from group work to different approaches to engage your students, this is not one to miss! Have you registered? If not, register here to secure your place. 4 reasons to attend 1. Experience...

We’ve refreshed Futures!

By Futures Team,

Welcome to a refreshed site, designed to give you a whole new way of exploring our learning and teaching content. Read on to find out what’s changed.

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...

Facilitating group maintenance

By Adam Morgan,

Earlier this year Katie Duncan interviewed Jurgen Schulte and myself about a maintenance session I run in Jurgen’s class. In that interview I suggested that student groups can benefit from having some maintenance-related discussions. I also briefly outlined the three short activities that I run as part of this...

Developing the pedagogy of group work: Dr Julia Prior

By Ann Wilson,

In this short video (6 minutes) UTS award winner Julia Prior talks about her approach to teaching in the Software Development Studio. She acknowledges that the receipt of a number of learning and teaching grants enabled her to research the pedagogy of group work and to develop a community of...

3 LX.lab service updates we’d like you to know

By Intan Endah-Bonsu,

At the LX.lab, we’re continuously working hard to improve our services in order to provide the best support we can for you! We have three updates that we’d like you to be aware of: 1. Trialing 30-minute LX.lab drop-in sessions We’re now trialing 30-minute drop-in sessions, which you can...

How co-design is transforming the learning experience

By LX Transformation,

Our collaborative culture is what differentiates UTS from other Universities. The UTS2027 Strategy builds on this, with the design of the strategy being designed collaboratively to look at increased opportunities to bring all corners of the university together to find new ways of working and support our thriving environment....

Take the chaos out of your work with Microsoft Planner

By Wendy Ho,

In last week’s Tooltime showcase, David Herbert and Emma Jenkins from ITD hosted an interactive session showcasing Microsoft Planner and how it can be used. If you missed out, you can read their tips right here.

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