Professional Learning

Opportunities available for August 2019

August 2019

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.

Need help with Writing and Quality Assuring Exam Scripts?

1 August 2019, Writing Exam Scripts. 1pm. Everyone Welcome.

This session will be useful for staff writing 201960 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.


7 August 2019, QA Exam Scripts. 1pm. Everyone Welcome.

This session is particularly targeted at all those reviewing 201960 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.


8 August 2019, QA Exam Scripts. 1pm. Everyone Welcome.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Would you like to know more about Course and Subject Design?

2 August 2019, Expert workshop on Course and Subject Design. 12pm. Everyone Welcome.

The aims of the workshop are to explore our CSU process , how courses and subjects fit together and how the role your subject plays in scaffolding learning for the students, by understanding how it addresses the course learning outcomes. We will identify the policies and requirements that a course/subject needs to reflect. Be ready for an active discussion about the issues of designed curriculum, and academic freedom when teaching!


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Would you like to know more about paperless marking?

13 August 2019, Norfolk for the Beginners. 1pm, Everyone Welcome.

This session will cover the basics of efficient paperless marking using Word. This includes saving your rubric, inserting your rubric into assignments, comment banks, audio comments and moderation/QA capabilities.Use of NORFOLK affords many engaging styles of marking that allow for richer feedback to be provided in an efficient manner. This includes enhancing teacher presence through audio feedback as well as incorporation of friendly visual elements and feedback used by ALLAN advisors in responding to students.


16 August 2019, Advanced Norfolk (for existing Norfolk users). 1pm, Everyone Welcome.

This session will serve to show all the new features of NORFOLK 4 with some exciting advancements including the ability to use NORFOLK for marking practical (non-written) assessments, moderation of assignments in NORFOLK and new batch processes to speed up marking overall (particularly for multiple marker subjects). It is intended that attendees will be at minimum familiar with the various features of NORFOLK to gain the most out of discussing some of the more advanced concepts available with this version.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

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

14 August 2019, 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.


15 August 2019, Writing Good Learning Outcomes. 1pm, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Introducing the new QUASAR system!

Please note:

There will be multiple sessions offered for moderation and grades so you will only need to choose one session to attend.


19 August 2019, QUASAR the new moderation system for moderation and grades. 11am, Everyone Welcome.

This workshop will introduce you to the Moderation and Grades form in the Quality Assurance and Reflection (QUASAR) system. You will undertake the processes of moderation with worked examples for each role and stage. Additionally, you will learn the new processes for declaring grades are ready. This system will replace the Online Moderation System from 201960 session. The Moderation and Grades form in the new moderation system, QUASAR, is where Subject Convenors and Moderators record moderation processes. This is the first form for most of you, that will be used in QUASAR. Later sessions will be run on the second form nearer the end of session.

The QUASAR tool is available from: https://teach.csu.edu.au/quasar. Detailed help is available from; http://thinkspace.csu.edu.au/quasar/


20 August 2019, QUASAR the new moderation system for moderation and grades. 10am, Everyone Welcome.


20 August 2019, QUASAR the new moderation system for moderation and grades. 2pm, Everyone Welcome.


21 August 2019, QUASAR the new moderation system for moderation and grades. 1pm, Everyone Welcome.


22 August 2019, QUASAR the new moderation system for moderation and grades. 1pm, Everyone Welcome.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Drop-in Sessions for Sessional Staff!

Drop In Sessions for Sessional Staff. 11am, Everyone Welcome.

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30


See our range of useful PD resources at http://uimagine.edu.au/csupd/


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

FOAE and BJBS Learning and Teaching Symposiums!

Faculty of Arts and Education L&T Symposium


Wednesday 28 August

Albury Building 754, Room 107

2.40 to 3.30pm


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences L&T Symposium


Friday 30 August

Bathurst Room tbc

9.35am and 11.20am (two sessions)


Workshop details:

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.

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 and rstewart-allan@csu.edu.au

Learning Resources: Jwright@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:

Faculty of Arts and Education: Denise Wood dwood@csu.edu.au

Faculty of Science: Greg Auhl gauhl@csu.edu.au

Faculty of Business Justice and Behavioural Sciences: Sally McCarthy samccarthy@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 innovation and open education practices?

Please contact the uImagine team for further information:

Lyn Hay (Innovation): lhay@csu.edu.au

Val Peachey (Open): vpeachey@csu.edu.au

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