LDTI works with academics, including sessional staff, to offer a wide range of professional development programs and services to support teaching and learning.
The University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a collection of technologies used to provide online learning spaces, deliver online content and activities and facilitate online communication and collaboration to support teaching and learning at the University, including:
Blackboard – A web-based learning management system used to help facilitate the online interactions between staff and students and their learning and teaching activities.
Blackboard Student (mobile app) – Enables interactive access for students to Blackboard course sites via a supported mobile device.
BLACKBOARD INSTRUCTOR (mobile app) – Enables interactive access for academics and instructors to Blackboard course sites via supported mobile devices
Blackboard Collaborate – Enables web-conferencing, collaboration and voice tools via seamless integration with Blackboard course sites.
Panopto (UON Capture) -The University’s Lecture Capture and Video Management System that replaced Echo360 in 2019 is powered by Panopto. Panopto will facilitate the automatic capture of all ‘Lectures’ that happen in centrally timetabled 40+ seat teaching spaces as per the Lecture Capture ‘All-In’ policy and made available to the relevant Blackboard course site(s). Staff are also able to create additional video resources and content for their courses using ‘Panopto Recorder’ which is now available to all staff via the Software Centre. For more information on Panopto...
Turnitin – A text-matching program used at the University that provides feedback on referencing in written work. To submit work to Turnitin and view an originality report, access needs to be enabled by Course Coordinators or Lecturers within a Blackboard course site.
University Academic Integrity Model (AIM) – An online test that provides information on, and tests knowledge of general academic integrity concepts that are required to complete all programs of study at the University. All students must complete and achieve a 100 per cent pass before the end of their first enrolment period.
The Learning Technologies Support team provide 'just in time' help for academics for the teaching and learning technologies available in the Virtual Learning Environment.
These include Blackboard, Panopto (UONCapture), Turnitin and Collaborate. Support is provided via phone, email or individual/small group consultations. Customised workshops can also be conducted to meet the specific requirements for your course, school or faculty.