Tutorials made easier with Class group sync  

Class group sync is now available in all iLearn units. The feature automatically syncs class groups (e.g. tutorial classes) created in AMIS, with iLearn. If a student changes their tutorial group in eStudent, tutorial groups created in iLearn will automatically update. No more waiting until week 4 to create groups or moving students around manually!  

screenshot of class Group sync

Group sync screenshot

This feature is set up in iTeach. You may have noticed it as one of the steps when activating your 2018 iLearn space.  

Reduce clicks while editing with the Mass Actions block  

Screenshot of Mass Action Block

Adding the Mass Action Block

By adding the the Mass Actions block, you can perform multiple actions on resources and activities in one go. For example, you can duplicate, move, delete or hide everything in a whole section at once, rather than one by one.  

To activate the block, Turn editing on [Symbol] Add a block [Symbol] Select Mass Actions. Use the drop-down menu to select a section, or checkboxes next to individual activities. This block is only visible to staff and not students.   

iLearn innovations in the works 

The Learning Innovation Hub (LIH) is piloting some new tools to improve the iLearn learning and teaching experience.  

Make your iLearn unit more engaging and interactive with the H5P interactive content publishing tool  

H5P allows you to create interactive videos, presentations, quizzes and other creative activities in iLearn. H5P activities lend themselves to producing engaging formative learning activities, and some activities can be graded. 

iLearn Insights functions

H5P functions

Check out the recording and resources from the LIH’s Tech Talk on H5P. Test out some H5P interactive examples in the Tech Talk sandbox. If you would like further help, please contact your Faculty Learning Designers or the LIH Learning Designers 

Personalise messages to students from iLearn with Personalised Learning Designer (PLD)  

With PLD, educators can set up automated messages to students. By creating an ‘event rule’ based on an activity inside your course, a message or alert is automatically triggered to students. Students who may be identified as at-risk (by a grade or by inactivity) can, for example, be sent study resources or links to where they can go for further help. You can also use PLD in a number of other creative ways to set up personalised learning pathways for students.     

Read more about the recent student focus group held by the LIH on messages students want to hear.

The LIH is always looking for keen participants to help us test and evaluate the latest iLearn features before they are rolled out more widely. If you would like to be involved in trialing any of these new tools, please email ilearn.help@mq.edu.au ; submit a OneHelp request or come by the iLearn Drop-in Clinic  open 10am – 2pm until 2 March 2018.  

Use this quick list to make sure you are ready for teaching in Session 1, 2018   

Live streaming  

With new live streaming conditions now in effect, many students are now accessing lectures via live streaming. Some students are still adjusting to this change, so if your lectures are set for live streaming we recommend sending an iLearn Announcement to your students with the following links: 

Livestreaming and lecture recordings guides for students  

Echo360 lecture recordings FAQs   

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Posted by Amanda Parker

Operations Manager, Learning Technologies, Learning Innovation Hub

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