LEO provides a range of activities from communication tools, assignment digital submission, formative or summative quizzes to collaborative or sharing tools such as glossary, wiki. You can use the Moodle Tool guide to help you review what you would like to achieve in your unit.

Assignment

Icon AssignmentThe Assignment allows students to upload their assignments in a digital format. It accepts many different file formats, including Word documents, Spreadsheets, PDF, images, and online audio recording. It allows students to submit an ePortfolio 'Page' or 'Collection' as an assessment task, as well as allowing students to embed Kaltura media through a LEO assignment activity.

Certificate

IconCertificateA Certificate creates a PDF certificate for students in a unit, based on predefined conditions set by the teacher. A certificate can include border, codes, grades and custom text. A certificate can be a useful way to encourage students to complete tasks in order to be awarded a downloadable certificate.

Chat

small icon ChatA Chat offers more flexibility in terms of format and structure. At its most basic, a Database is made up of templates and fields. Templates dictate how the Database will display visually, while fields dictate the types of data the Database will store and manage. A database can be a useful way to encourage students to contribute to the class's learning.

Choice

Choice iconA Choice allows the teacher to ask a question, which students can click to make a selection from a number of possible responses. Choices can be useful as quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic; to allow the class to vote on a direction for the unit, or to gauge progress.

Database

icon DatabaseA Database offers more flexibility in terms of format and structure. At its most basic, a Database is made up of templates and fields. Templates dictate how the Database will display visually, while fields dictate the types of data the Database will store and manage. A database can be a useful way to encourage students to contribute to the class's learning.

External tool

small icon External toolA External tool enables students to interact with resources or activities on other websites via LTI. These include Adobe Connect (live classroom); echo360 (Lecture capture), Unipulse (feedback) and Leganto (library reading list).

Feedback

iconFeedbackA Feedback tool enables teachers to develop and deliver simple surveys to students for the purposes of collecting feedback. The Feedback survey can be anonymous, or you can log the student's name alongside their responses.

Forum

forum iconA Forum is a discussion tool which facilitates asynchronous discussions in the form of posted messages. The concept of the Forum is based on a user posting a topic or question, and then receiving responses from either teaching staff or students. While forums primary purpose is a communication tool, there are 5 different types of discussion forums you can set up for students.

Glossary

glossary iconThe Glossary can be used as a collaborative activity, where students are able to create and maintain definitions; or it can be edited and maintained exclusively by teaching staff. You can use a glossary as a space where definitions are proposed, discussed and refined with input from students.

Lesson

iconLessonThe Lesson activity can be used to create an adaptive learning experience where, depending on the student's choice of answer, students may progress to the next page, be taken back to a previous page or redirected down a different path entirely.You can create very simple sequences within the Lesson tool, or set up complex, many-branched structures that tailor the learning very closely to students' needs.

Quiz

iconQuizA Quiz is a set of questions presented to the learner within your LEO unit. There are many different question types you can add to your Quiz, including multiple choice, matching items, essay, and true/false.

Turnitin

Turnitin logoTurnitin compares a student assignment with a global database of billions of websites, research papers and student assignments to find text matches between the submission and other sources, it then generates an originality report. Turnitin also includes GradeMark for adding text or voice comments, rubrics or grading forms and PeerMark for peer review.

Wiki

icon WikiA Wiki can be collaborative (with everyone in your LEO unit being able to add and edit pages), or individual (everyone in the LEO unit has their own Wiki which only they can edit). Wikis are also particularly useful as part of a group work activity.

Workshop

workshopWorkshop is a peer-assessment and/or peer-review activity. Students are able to receive and provide feedback and/or assessment on each other’s' submissions. Each LEO tool includes different feedback and marking options, results are displayed to students in the Gradebook.

In the following case studies ACU academic staff discuss their approaches to blended learning, including details about the structure and approach within each unit. Providing examples of learning activities that engage students in learning.

The following case studies are for online units. The knowledge and approach, particularly around learning activities, can also be applied to blended units.

The following postgraduate learning and teaching case studies capture some of the different ways the University is implementing the strategy of global opportunities for growth and creating a stronger postgraduate reputation and culture.

Choosing learning activities requires designing activities that engage students, as well as foster critical thinking, problem solving, innovation and creativity, collaboration, teamwork, flexibility and adaptability.

LEO provides a number of tools that you can use to create learning activities in your units.

Case studies

The following case studies provide range of examples from interviews with ACU academic staff including various approaches to learning and teaching.

Do you have a story you'd like to share? Contact elearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

New case studies will be added as they become available, so please come back regularly to check.

Learning & teaching

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