Professional Learning

Opportunities available for July 2019

July 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.

Are you new to CSU? Come along to one of our Staff Induction Sessions!

Are you new to CSU and would like some assistance with finding your way around the systems? Do you have some questions about good learning and teaching practice? Come along to an Induction session where we will show you how to navigate around the CSU website, use the tools in your Interact2 site, ensure you are prepared for the upcoming teaching session, and provide you with resources to support you throughout the session.


4 July 2019, Induction for New Staff. 12pm. Everyone Welcome.

9 July 2019, Induction for New Staff. 5pm. Everyone Welcome.

10 July 2019, Induction for New Staff. 1pm. Everyone Welcome.

11 July 2019, Induction for New Staff. 10am. Everyone Welcome.


You will need a headset and computer to access the Adobe Connect room. If you do not have these, please speak with your supervisor/manager.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

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

2 July 2019, Adobe Connect Basics. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

This 45 min workshop will introduce the basic functionalities for using CSU’s remote delivery platform. For specific elements covered in the workshop click onto the DLT calendar below.


3 July 2019, Using CSU Replay (Panopto) for Resource Creation. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

This workshop explores the use of CSU’s video lecture capture tool, Panopto, to facilitate content creation and engagement within I2 subject sites.


4 July 2019, Quick Wins for Accessibility in your Subject. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

In this session Sandi Boyd and Ged Bourke will go through some of the ‘quick and easy ways’ academics can better cater for the diverse range of student accessibility needs within the main CSU online learning environments, just in time for the start of session 60.


9 July 2019, Adobe Connect Advanced. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

This 45 min workshop will introduce you to a number of advanced functionalities for using CSU’s remote delivery platform. For specific elements covered in the workshop click onto the DLT calendar below.


11 July 2019, Introduction to H5P Suite building Interactive Resources. 10am. Everyone Welcome.

This workshop will introduce staff to the content creation platform H5P, along with the protocols associated with creating new interactive learning objects and adding them to i2 subject sites at CSU.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Teaching with Technology...at Port Macquarie!

3 July 2019, Smart board Training. 12.30 - 2pm. Room 108, Occupational Therapy (first floor), Shrec Building Port Macquarie. Everyone Welcome.

This is an onsite event at the Port Macquarie campus.

Invite to the Elders Space Opening and Book Launch at Bathurst Campus!

4 July 2019, 12pm. WIRADYURI ELDERS SPACE OPENING and BOOK LAUNCH for NGIYEEMPAA ELDER, AUNTY BERYL PHILP-CARMICHAEL’S newest BOOK: “IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A NGIYEEMPAA ELDER”. Everyone Welcome.


Meet them in the old Mitchell Cafe Room 142, Building 1414. Bathurst Campus.

RSVP June 20th 2019 jflynn@csu.edu.au


Would you like to know more about AR/VR Creating Authentic Learning Environments?

8 July 2019, Your invited to a web conference on AR/VR and creating authentic learning environments. 12.30-2pm, Everyone Welcome.


Darryl Clare is a Lecturer in Paramedic Science with the School of Health, Medical and Applied Science at CQ University. Darryl started working in augmented and virtual reality 4 years ago to enhance the learning experience in paramedic education, delivered at CQ University. He wanted to find a way to bring “rare” events, to paramedic students in a meaningful and engaging way.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

The Forty-Five Minute Zone!

17 July 2019, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Checking in on early engagement. 1pm, Faculty of Arts and Education. Faculty of Science.

Engaging early in subject study does not necessarily guarantee good marks, but it does usually provide a good indicator for study success. This 45 minute practical session will take you through the Site Analytics reports within Interact2 that help you gain some insight into students’ early online engagement and progress, and what actions you can take to encourage study consistency. Shared Presenters: ALTS, Learning Technologies unit.


18 July 2019, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Checking in on early engagement. 1pm, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


24 July 2019, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Census date but not too late. 1pm, Faculty of Arts and Education. Faculty of Science.

Census Date seems to come all too quickly, and it’s easy for students to fall behind their studies before they realise it. At this point, you may be wondering which students have never properly engaged with subject learning. In this 45 minute session you will be guided on how to use Retention Centre to identify unengaged/disengaged students and then to send them a personalised notification to ‘nudge’ them forward. Shared Presenters: ALTS team, Learning Technologies unit.


25 July 2019, Forty-Five Minute Zone: Census date but not too late. 1pm, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Are you an academic or professional staff involved in Workplace Learning? This workshop maybe for you!

30 July 2019, Introduction to Workplace Learning. 12pm. Everyone Welcome.

The aims of the workshop are to further participants’ understandings of the purpose of workplace learning for key stakeholders, and propose potential ways to operationalise these purposes in their disciplinary or workplace contexts.This maybe helpful to, academic and professional staff associated with workplace learning, workplace educators supervising CSU students and CSU students participating in WPL.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Need help Writing Exam Scripts?

31 July 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.


Expanded information is available on DLT Professional Learning Calendar

Drop-in Sessions for Sessional Staff!

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

July 5, 12, 19 & 26


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


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 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