A sneak peek at symposium workshops


At every L&T Symposium, we offer a range of ‘hands-on’ elective workshops to provide you with opportunities to acquire new or enhanced L&T skills and/or resources from our colleagues in the divisions and fellow BJBS academics. On Friday morning 30 August, we’ll once again be providing a choice from 8 workshops in two timeslots, either side of morning tea. Sign-ups for workshops will open in a few weeks (places will likely be limited to 30 per workshop) but to whet your appetite here are some details on a few that we’re running.

Make Leganto your best friend: 4 quick and easy things you can do today

Accessing the required resources for a subject is critical to a student’s success. Ensuring all students, including those at partner institutions in Australia and overseas, have equitable access to readings requires a concerted effort. Leveraging the features of the Library’s i2 reading list tool, Leganto, and working collaboratively with the Library, students are provided seamless access to resources they need. In this workshop, we’ll explore how you can utilise readings lists across your subjects and i2 sites. We will look at how different faculties and schools worked collaboratively with the Library to provide students seamless access to the resources they need and what the impact on student success may look like. Come along and meet your new best friend, Leganto.

How can we ASSIST?

The new ASSIST (Assessment Scheduling and Student Interactive Support Tools) can be used within subjects to enable flexible assessment for students. The ASSIST tool also provides dashboard and reporting capabilities to support online students. ASSIST consists of two major functions: Flexible assessment scheduling and OSA student support. In this workshop, we will look at how ASSIST can be incorporated into your subject to support flexible assessment, and explore the different features of the tool which include monitoring student submissions, tagging features, and assignment status tracking.

Let’s activate learning with your learning spaces utilising the right mix of technology

Active learning strategies are proven to help students increase performance in their subjects. Classes that utilise active learning provide opportunities for higher-order thinking and improve their academic performance. In this interactive session, we will immerse everyone with activities that you can use in your own teaching, covering 1-2 technologies (free) with learning spaces to make the student and yourself, the main character of the learning story (online and F2F). This will include discussions of the learning strategies and showcasing of innovative teaching case studies around CSU


From 201960, the Online Moderation System will be replaced by the Quality Assurance and Reflection (QUASAR) System for all schools and it’s time to meet the new kid on the block! The system encourages a holistic approach to quality, by supplying a range of data (not just grades); encouraging you to bring in other sources of information, and including non-faculty staff in action items. The collegial approach is encouraged by allowing all subject coordinators to be able to see what is written about a subject and even add a comment for reflection. The mindset of continual improvement is promoted through a reworked action item system. This workshop will show how to use and make the most of the new system.

And there’s more to come – stay tuned for details about workshops on: NORFOLK and Turnitin, augmented and virtual reality, open learning and learning analytics in TOL.