Unit Convenor

PLaCe Capabilities

S2.6 Identify and appropriately respond to students who are at risk.

A1.8 Support colleagues in the design, implementation and moderation of assessment.

F2.3 Obtain, interpret and respond to student feedback.

You have been lecturing and tutoring for a few years and have been asked to convene a couple of units this session. You are aware that this role carries additional responsibilities for unit design and evaluation, student support and assessment moderation, amongst others. You are seeking developmental resources to support your transition to this new role. You may also have sessional staff teaching in your unit.

Selected Resources

Academic Integrity module for Staff (Advanced)For all staff who manage academic integrity matters covering fostering a culture of academic integrity, assessment and academic integrity, detecting and managing suspected breaches.
1 hour Workday module.
Active learning self-paced moduleModule 1: implementing active learning in your classroom: low-stakes techniques, key literature findings and practical tips.
Module 2: advanced active learning tips and techniques and suggestions for tackling common issues.
2 modules – 45 minutes each.
Assessment resources websiteInformation and resources supporting Macquarie’s approach to assessment.
Curriculum resources websiteInformation and resources supporting curriculum design, course and unit lifecycles, embedding capabilities and more.
Discover iLearn for Unit ConvenorsIntroduces the basic features of iLearn you will use as a Unit Convenor. 90 minute module
Feedback Resources websiteInformation and resources to support the provision of effective feedback to students.
iLearn Insights GuidesGuides on using iLearn Insights to visualise student activity in iLearn units, message students, provide timely intervention to struggling students as well as find data about student access to iLearn, forum and learning activity submission and grading.
iLearn Insights tips from TECHE articlesA series of TECHE blog articles exploring different features of iLearn Insights.
iLearn Gradebook moduleLearn the features and functionality of the iLearn Gradebook. 90 minute module.
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.
1 hour Workday module.
Learning and Teaching Quick GuidesBite sized chunks of learning and teaching theory and practice – a quick read at just 1-A4 page each.
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 or join upcoming events.
Turnitin: Feedback StudioLearn how to use Feedback Studio features to provide students with assignment grades and feedback, including QuickMarks, general comments and a rubric. 45 minute Workday module.
Turnitin: Rubrics moduleAn overview of the different types of rubrics you can create in Turnitin and how to create and share a rubric. 30 minute Workday module.