Teaching technologies

RMIT has adopted a wide range of educational technologies designed to deliver on-line course content. The Academic Development Group is able to assist staff in using and developing these technologies.

See also Learning and teaching, teaching with technology

Beginners guide to copyright

Beginners guide to copyright (PDF 28kb)
The essence of the rules on copyright for academics and teachers in the Business Portfolio, for both print and electronic delivery.

See also the RMIT Copyright Management Service

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Blackboard

Add announcements your Blackboard

The Announcement page is the first thing a student sees in Blackboard. It is important to have a brief welcome message to greet them. If you would like to know more about how to post an announcement in Blackboard, you can view a short video (Quicktime streaming movie 1:59) and read a "how to guide"(PDF 64kb).

Add the referencing tool website link to your Blackboard

How to add the referencing tool (Quicktime streaming movie 1:47)
This set of instructions will outline how to create a course menu button with an external link to the referencing website.

Blackboard Quality Checklist

Blackboard Quality Checklist (MsWord 70kb)
The ADG conducts regular quality audits of a sample of Learning Hub sites. This document can be used as a guide by all course coordinators concerned about aspects of accessibility, copyright and privacy.

Wikis in Blackboard

Arthur Shelley is the course coordinator for Knowledge Management in the MBA program. Arthur has used wikis over the past three semesters in the Knowledge Management course for the Graduate School of Business MBA program.

Arthur and the ADG collaborated to produce a series of videos about Wikis to assist staff in:

  1. How to create a Wiki (2:18)

  2. Basic use of a Wiki (5:38)

  3. Advanced use of a Wiki (3:34)

See also Learning and teaching, Blackboard site

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e-Submission of assignments & Turnitin

RMIT has an e-Submission process which allows student assessment work to be submitted electronically on RMIT enterprise systems. The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students, facilitates feedback, and results in a record of work submitted. The Turnitin Blackboard building block makes it possible for students to submit an assignment from within their Blackboard course directly to Turnitin. The staff and student guides below describe the process.

Turnitin staff guide

Turnitin student quick guide

For more information contact Philip Quealy

See also;

Learning and teaching, e-Submission

Learning and teaching, Turnitin

Turnitin website

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e-Submission - Recording interim results in Blackboard Grade Centre

This quick guide provides instructions on how to record interim results in Grade Centre.

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Industry video case studies/interviews

We have built a repository of learning objects that are primarily video case study/interviews. The intention for the repository is to both house the video and provide a space where staff can access the material for inclusion in their teaching. The videos can be linked to Blackboard for this purpose.

For more information contact Rod McCrohan

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