Sub Dean L&T September update

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Cheating? Start the conversation

All 3 Cheating at University activities – covering personal risk; public risk; prevention and support – are ready to use. Now would be a great time to begin or continue conversations with your students about the risks of cheating. Designed to be completed in as little as 15 minutes in class, online or asynchronously, these activities include short videos, slides, teaching notes and discussion board activities.

Just click on the above links to be taken directly to these resources on the CSU wiki, now with a fresh and easy to navigate homepage. Thanks to Nicole Mitchell for putting it all together. If you have any feedback on how useful you found them please let me know.

Quasar, coming to your School Board

As previously reported, a project to significantly overhaul the Online Moderation System, and related processes of quality assurance, known as the Quality Assurance and Reflection System (QUASAR)  is underway. We are rebuilding the tool, updating the moderation policy, and changing reports and governance responsibilities.

Speaking of governance, one of the key changes will be to get School Boards more involved in the task of enhancing subject quality. There’ll also be a requirement to moderate marking every session the subject is offered. Michael is currently visiting every School Board to spread the message and receive your feedback. If you missed that chance, can’t wait or would like to participate in the QUASAR showcase sessions then contact him directly.

In other news

  • The Pulse is put together by learning analytics guru Ian Holder, from ALTS. The latest edition focuses on understanding student engagement in your i2 site, click on the above link to check it out.
  • Ahead of 201890 there are no major changes to the new Interact2 visual theme. A new version of the editor is planned for 201930.
  • If you’ve got suggested changes to the new subject outline tool template then let me know.

Finally don’t forget to save the 29-30 August 2019 for the L&T Symposium in Bathurst.