Professional Development

Learning & Teaching Professional Development Program 2015

Session details

Title / Date


Managing e-Submission

(Powerpoint handout)

February 24, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Room: 80.03.01

e-Submission at RMIT refers to the process of submitting, marking and managing assignments electronically via myRMIT studies/Blackboard. This workshop aims to equip academic and teaching staff with the skills necessary to create and manage online submission and grading in Blackboard using Turnitin, GradeMark and PeerMark tools.

Have you seen…?

Writing effective HE course guides

Guide to learning and teaching for sessional staff

BB quick guides (login required)

What’s new in Blackboard for 2015?

Teaching, facilitating and learning online

(Powerpoint handout)

February 26, 3:00-4:30pm

Room: 80.03.01

In this workshop, we will examine the key principles of online learning and teaching in order to set the scene for good, sustainable practice. Working across the concepts of teacher presence, cognitive presence and social presence, we will provide you with a toolkit of practical strategies to get the most out of your students and the fully-online environment. We will also ensure you are well equipped to manage your online teaching and facilitating strategies both efficiently and effectively.

Unpacking your GTS

(Quick guide)

March 31, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Room: 80.03.01

In this interactive workshop, a panel of four high GTS achievers will discuss their teaching approaches and strategies, and how they have contributed to their success. The panel members will unpack the components of the GTS and provide practical strategies to enhance your own practice and achievement. The panel will comprise both HE and VET academic and teaching staff.

Aligning and assuring outcomes with assessment rubrics

(Powerpoint handout)

April 28, 3.30-5.00pm

Room: 80.03.01

Aligning assessment with course learning outcomes is crucial to assessment-as-learning. Learning outcomes prescribe what students are expected to demonstrate they have learned. The rubric highlights to students what is expected of them. The assessment plan shows how they will demonstrate their learning. These elements must operate in parallel if the assessment is to be effective and the student is to achieve the desired learning outcomes. This workshop will explore the alignment of learning outcomes and assessment tasks, including the development and use of rubrics.

Assessment Alignment and Assessment Rubrics Guide

Doing WIL

May 26, 3:00 - 4:00pm

Room: 80.03.01

This workshop will draw from recent national WIL research identifying the critical components of a WIL curriculum to enhance the employability of our graduates. We will explore how different WIL approaches and the importance of integrative learning as a goal of WIL (not just the experience of work) informs quality curriculum design.


RMIT WIL website

RMIT WIL procedure

WIL in Business College

From other Universities;

A general guide to assessing students’ learning in WIL – Edith Cowan (.docx)

Developing Capstone experiences – University of Melbourne (.pdf)

Using innovative pedagogies - Videos and podcasts in learning and teaching

June 30, 3:00pm - 4:00

Room: 80.04.20

This practical workshop will introduce academic and teaching staff to the use of short films and podcasts to engage learners and support learning and teaching. It will explore how to develop an idea into a film or podcast, record it simply using a smartphone, and use it effectively in face-to-face, blended and online modes of delivery.

Practical links
Teaching practices


For more information please contact Tom Palaskas