Whether you’re new to teaching at MQ, an experienced teacher wanting some technology tips, or you’re ready to undertake some more structured professional learning- we’ll support you to achieve your teaching development goals with facilitated and self-paced programs, workshops and resources.

Click on the headings below to reveal what is on offer in Session 1 2022.

You may like to bookmark this article to come back to as this will be a live document which will be updated with new offerings as they become available.

Facilitated programs and workshops
TitleDescriptionHow to accessDuration
Beginning to Teach Program (BTT)BTT is a 4-week online program designed to develop the teaching capability of those with limited or no experience of university teaching. The program includes an opportunity for participants to plan, facilitate and evaluate a short (‘micro’) teaching session and receive peer feedback.Read the BTT Program Guide and if you’d like to participate in 2022, express your interest.15 hours over 4 weeks
Echo360 Universal Capture WorkshopEnhance student engagement by incorporating a variety of video types in your iLearn unit. Learn how to install Echo360, record, edit, save and upload to iLearn. (On-campus workshop).Register for 30 June on-campus workshop

Or there’s this 35 min self-paced module available anytime.
90 minutes
Feedback Studio and Rubrics workshopLearn how to set up and use the features in Feedback Studio (including QuickMarks and Rubrics) to provide feedback to students.

This facilitated workshop is offered On-campus and via Zoom.
Register for 17 August on-campus workshop

Register for 29 August Zoom workshop

Or there’s this self-paced Feedback Studio module and this Rubrics Module available anytime.
90 minutes
Guided online teaching projectGet personalised support for your online teaching project. Read more here.Register your interest5 hours
iLearn Basics workshopA hands-on introduction to using iLearn.

This facilitated workshop is offered On-campus and via Zoom.
Register for 13 July On-campus workshop

Register for 18 July Zoom workshop

Or there’s this self-paced module available anytime.
90 minutes
iLearn Drop in ClinicReceive one-on-one help for a specific iLearn (or other learning technology) issue: for iLearn, iTeach, Unit Guides, Echo360, Active Learning Platform, Turnitin and Feedback Studio.Next iLearn Drop in Clinic will be run from 11-29 July.Variable
iLearn Gradebook workshopLearn how to utilise the functions of Gradebook to manage student grades and information in your iLearn unit.

This facilitated workshop is offered on-campus.
Register for 2 August On-campus workshop

Or there’s this self-paced Gradebook module available anytime (via Workday)
90 minutes
Teaching in iLearn for TutorsThis workshop provides an overview of iLearn, how to access student work online, use forums and make announcements. Ideal for casual academic tutors or teaching assistants who are not responsible for building or editing content but need to access student work in iLearn such as online assignments, quizzes and forums.
This facilitated workshop is offered on-campus.
Register for 10 August on-campus workshop

Or there’s this this self-paced module available anytime.
90 minutes
Self-paced learning: Access anytime

Go at your own pace with these learning modules and resources on various topics.

Some of these are accessible via Workday, Macquarie’s HR system. Log in using your OneID and then look under ‘Topics’ to view all of the learning and teaching modules.

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TitleDescriptionHow to accessDuration
Academic Integrity Module for Staff (Foundation)An overview of academic integrity for teaching staff.Via Workday45 minutes
Academic Integrity Module for Staff (Advanced)This module is recommended for all staff who manage academic integrity matters. It covers:
* Fostering a culture of academic integrity across the faculty
* Assessment and academic integrity
* Detecting breaches
* Managing suspected breaches
Via Workday 1 hour
Active Learning: 2 self-paced modulesModule 1 covers the basics for implementing active learning in your classroom: popular low-stakes techniques, key literature findings and practical tips on using MQ-supported technologies. 

Module 2 covers more advanced active learning techniques as well as practical tips and suggestions for tackling common issues with active learning.
iLearn modules45 minutes each
Discover iLearn for ConvenorsIntroduces the basic features of iLearn. This self-paced module is equivalent to the face-to-face iLearn Basics workshop.Register90 minutes
Discover iLearn for TutorsAn introduction for Tutors on the features you will use in iLearn. This training is equivalent to the face to face Teaching in iLearn for Tutors workshop.Register90 minutes
Echo360 Universal CaptureLearn how to create, edit, upload and share your own recorded media using Echo360 Universal Capture software.Via Workday35 minutes
Enhance your online presenceGet ready to present your best self for online teaching, whether you are running classes via Zoom or recording lectures. This series of short videos, called ‘Discover your voice’ and ‘Discover your online presence’, was created by an experienced voice coach. Also great for students creating online presentations or videos.Discover your voice and online presence series5 minutes each
iLearn – GradebookLearn the features and functionality of the iLearn Gradebook. This training is equivalent to the face to face iLearn Gradebook workshop.Register90 minutes
Introduction to MQ’s Curriculum Management System (MQCMS)For anyone needing to use or work with the MQCMS: what it’s used for, information flow, approval process, searching information, making unit or course amendments.Access via Workday1 hour
Learning and Teaching Staff Induction ModuleFor new commencing MQ L&T staff. Get the run down on all the important learning and teaching things you need to know when you first commence at Macquarie.Access via Workday35 minutes
Marking and giving feedbackA short Q&A activity to help staff marking and giving feedback for the first time.Access activity5 minutes
Online Learning Design for Educators

(Coursera specialisation)
Improve your online teaching skills: design, develop and deliver effective and engaging online learning experiences. There are 3 courses:
1: Online Education – the foundations of online teaching
2: Create video, audio & infographics for online learning
3: Online teaching – using Zoom to connect with learners.
You can audit to view the materials, enrol in just 1 course, or complete all 3.
MQ staff can register for free via Coursera for MQ15 hours per course or 3-4 months to complete the full specialisation
Technologies and tools: Quick guides on everything!The Technologies and tools website has information and quick guides on all of the learning technologies and tools available to support learning and teaching.Technologies and Tools Website
Turnitin: Feedback StudioLearn how to use the different features of Feedback Studio to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks, general comments and a rubric.Via Workday45 minutes
Turnitin: RubricsThis module provides an overview of the different types of rubrics you can create in Turnitin, shows you how to create and share a rubric.Via Workday30 minutes
Using iLearn and other learning technology and tools (workshops)A series of specialised workshops to support all staff in using our learning technologies. Includes iLearn Basics, using Gradebook, Feedback Studio and Rubrics. Targeted workshops for tutors and unit convenors plus a new workshop on using ECHO360 universal capture.Workshops on Teche Events90 minutes
Zoom for Teaching self-paced moduleLearn how to set up and work with – and in – Zoom for learning and teaching: practical tips and techniques, using basic Zoom functions, recommended set-up options, tweaking default options and how to make your Zoom teaching sessions more interactive and engaging.iLearn Module45 minutes
External professional learning
TitleDescriptionHow to accessDuration
ANU Coffee CoursesShort self-paced courses run by the Australian National University covering topics in education technology, teaching online, digital tools, pedagogy, or trends in technology.ANU Coffee Courses15 minutes per day over the week that the course is offered.
Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOCA self-paced teaching induction course which includes content developed by Macquarie University staff.Enrol here
2 hours per module
Disability Awareness Free e-learning program offered by Disability Awareness – highlights the impact that societal attitudes and inherent stigma have on the lives of people with disability.Disability Awareness e-Learning90 minutes
Transforming Assessment webinar seriesExploring assessment in higher education with a particular focus on use of technology to enhance the assessment of student learning. View over 100 recordings of past events from 2010 onwards or join upcoming events.Transforming assessment websiteWebinar duration 1 hour
Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary EducationFocuses on designing, developing and implementing UDL within your teaching practice. Free module made available to MQ by Disability Awareness.Universal Design for Learning90-120minutes
CourseraMacquarie staff have free access to Macquarie created courses on the Coursera platform. Create an account using your Macquarie email address. Explore what’s available!Coursera for MQVarious
Linked in LearningAll staff (and students) have access to the LinkedIn video library of courses.LinkedIn Learning for MQ Various
Observe teaching live and in action

Experienced and dedicated MQ teaching staff are opening up the door to their classroom in Open for Observation, a peer observation of teaching program, providing you with a unique opportunity to observe one of their classes.

See this TECHE article for details and to book in to observe a class.

Teaching in 1CC Central Courtyard spaces (now Zoom enabled!)

Teaching in 1CC for the first time?

If you are teaching in 1CC for the first time, then this TECHE article will get you up speed on using the tech in 1CC teaching spaces with information about using the touch panel to control the technology, things to know before your first class, and what to expect in the rooms.

Teaching in-class students and online students at the same time in 1CC?

This TECHE article covers everything you need to know to get set up for teaching via Zoom in 1CC. It includes a Quick Start Guide, teaching tips and troubleshooting guide.

Support for Course Reaccreditation

Course Authorities writing submissions for course reaccreditation are invited to ‘drop in’ to a Zoom Drop in and Draft session for some scheduled time dedicated to drafting and discussing submissions.

Find your PLaCE Persona to access professional development offerings and resources relevant for you

Click on the Persona activity image below to start. Choose the Persona that best describes you and click on that. You will then see a couple of developmental capabilities from the Professional Learning & Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework that are relevant to the selected role. There are suggestions for targeted professional development resources, programs and/or communities of practice to support you in achieving those capabilities. Note you may find that your specific role crosses over with more than just one of the personas, in which case we invite you to look at other Personas to see the suggestions for development and capability enhancement.

Join a Community of Practice

There are some great opportunities for you to engage with like-minded colleagues. Why not join one of these Communities of Practice groups:

  • Learning and Teaching Podcast Discussion Club – like a book club, but for podcasts!
  • Learning and Teaching SWAT Team – a network for all learning designers and learning and teaching support staff.
  • Teaching and Leadership Community of Practice – shape how we lead learning and teaching at MQ.
  • Learning Technology Research Cluster Group – exchange ideas and share information about research into learning technologies.

For more information or to join a Community of Practice

Teaching Development resources

Access our curated (and growing!) repository of resources that will support you in your teaching development.

We have created a teaching development resources site to bring together useful articles, guidance documents, tips, and links that underpin the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) framework. The site is designed to make it easy for learning and teaching staff to locate relevant information to use for planning and achieving their personal and professional goals.

Resources have been organised for you to search and find resources under the five PLaCE domains of educational practice:

  • Learning and teaching scholarship in higher education
  • Student learning and support
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Reflection and feedback on practice
  • Developing self and others
Coming soon…

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development Team is offering, and supporting Faculties to offer, professional learning programs and resources for teaching, with lots more under development. Soon to be released are:

  • Online module on inclusive teaching
  • A program for Graduate Teaching Associates
  • More Macquarie teachers explaining what they do and why in the Spotlight on Practice series.

As further resources become available they will be announced via the TECHE blog. Ensure you don’t miss out by subscribing to the TECHE highlights newsletter.

These professional learning for teaching development offerings align with the Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework and have been guided by the objectives of the University Operating Plan and faculty learning and teaching support priorities.

Questions and suggestions for future professional development for teaching staff can be directed to professional.learning@mq.edu.au

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Posted by L&T Development

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development team works with staff across the University to ensure they are supported to facilitate quality learning for students. This includes offering professional development, contributing to curriculum and assessment design, recognising and rewarding good practice, supporting peer review of teaching, and leading scholarly reflection. Email professional.learning@mq.edu.au with questions or requests.

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