Professional Learning

Opportunities available for March 2020

March 2020

The professional learning opportunities from the Division of Learning & Teaching are listed below.


Please take at look the workshops on offer and click here if you would like any additional topics that are not already listed.

Online learning workshops that can assist you with facilitating student engagement!

3 March 2020, Introduction to Mentimeter – live group engagement & augmenting existing content. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

This 45 min workshop will introduce the web-based presentation & group engagement tool ‘Mentimeter’. We will explore the diverse audience activity types, along with the ability to embed interactive activities within existing content.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Need help with Writing and Quality Assuring Exam Scripts?

9 March 2020, Writing Exam Scripts. 1pm. Faculty of Arts and Education and Faculty of Science.

This session will be useful for staff writing 202030 exam questions. Tests and exams are widely used, but frequently criticised, in assessment. In this session we will help you to design and write better exam questions. Come prepared to answer a few questions, critique examples, and re-write questions using the tips you learn.


10 March 2020, Writing Exam Scripts. 1pm. Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


16 March 2020, QA Exam Scripts. 1pm. Faculty of Arts and Education and Faculty of Science.

This session is particularly targeted at all those reviewing 202030 exams for quality assurance but everyone is welcome. What should you be looking for when you QA an exam? This workshop will guide you through the process of writing and reviewing exam scripts and test questions.


17 March 2020, QA Exam Scripts. 1pm. Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Practical help to assist you with learning data and student engagement.

18 March 2020, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Engaged, Disengaged or Never Engaged. 1pm. Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty of Science.

This is Week 3 of study session, with Census Date happening Friday the following week. At this point, you may be wondering what’s going on in your online subject; particularly, if there are students who have never logged into the subject. In this session you will be guided on how to use Retention Centre to both identify unengaged/disengaged students and then send them a notification ‘nudge’


19 March 2020, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Engaged, Disengaged or Never Engaged. 1pm. Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

We have workshops that can help you write good learning outcomes within your Subjects.

23 March 2020, Writing Good Learning Outcomes. 1pm, Faculty of Arts and Education and Faculty of Science.

What is a good learning outcome? Why would we rewrite the ones we have already? Writing assessment tasks to align with learning outcomes can identify that the learning outcomes need to be rewritten. Are they too vague, or too prescriptive? How many is too many? How do you get them changed anyway? Explore the answers to these questions, or bring your own. This workshop is an opportunity to work through what needs to be in a good learning outcome.


24 March 2020, Writing Good Learning Outcomes. 1pm, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Want to know more about Gulaay Indigenous Curriculum, Pedagogy and Resources team?

Contact us for further information:

Barb Hill: bahill@csu.edu.au

Melinda Lewis: melewis@csu.edu.au

Jade Flynn: jflynn@csu.edu.au

Need help with Learning Technologies, Spaces, Resources and Analytics?

Learning Spaces Portal Pilot: http://learningspaces.csu.edu.au

Academics are invited to use the Learning Spaces Portal, which is currently being piloted, and give feedback. See a demo of how it works here: Video


Professional Learning is available on request. Contact:

Learning Technologies and Learning Spaces: phua@csu.edu.au

Learning Resources: dltadmin@csu.edu.au

Learning Analytics: SMcKinney@csu.edu.au

We can help you apply the course design process to your course review...

Course design professional learning is available on request. Contact:

coursedesign@csu.edu.au


Watch: - Why course review, design and development is important at CSU: Video


Before you begin your course review, take a look at the new Course Design Professional Learning web page. The pages include FAQs on the Course Design Process, Step-by-Step Instructions on using CourseSpace and links to further Professional Learning on course design from across the university.

Want to know more about open education practices?

Please contact Leanne White: lewhite@csu.edu.au for further information.

Welcome to the new DLT Newsletter!

The Division of Learning and Teaching have just launched their Newsletter which highlights their activities, functions and some staff profiles. Here is the link: DLT News

We also have Professional Development and Teaching Resources to support you!


Here is the link to the Divisions Learning and Teaching Professional Development and Teaching Resources web page.


You may also want to use learning and teaching shared resources within DOMS. Although, you will need to use your CSU login, which then gives you access to more than 750 resources.

For further information contact: kstanley@csu.edu.au