Given the speed at which topics were moved to fully-online during 2020, you may have already started thinking about preparing and revising your Semester 2 topics for 2021. These will soon be appearing in FLO, with eLearning teams having rolled over the topic from the last time it was offered (noting that in BGL and EPSW this scenario is somewhat different to support use of the Starter site template).
Once your topic has been rolled over, and you have access to it, what’s next?
Now is the time for topic coordinators to prepare FLO sites for teaching. In the current climate this may include converting more teaching materials to an online format, or making revisions to the changes you made last year. You may want to look at:
- Scheduling Collaborate sessions for live teaching sessions (eg tutorials).
- Creating opportunities for students to connect with each other and with teaching staff, for building engagement, orienting to assessments, practicing with the technology and asking questions.
- Consider how you will be providing lecture content (lecture capture in theatres, Kaltura desktop recorder, Camtasia) and then make sure you clearly communicate this to students.
- Consider sourcing or creating digital content – the Library can assist with sourcing digital content and your College Learning Designers are available to assist with advice on the creation of digital resources.
- Plan your assessment, considering whether this still needs to be online, and then set up relevant tools in FLO, including ensuring due dates are appropriate for the teaching period.
Here are the key dates to be aware of:
- 10 May: Staff access to Semester 2 FLO topics
- 16 July: Last day to set up Semester 2 shared topics
- 19 July: Students get access to Semester 2 FLO topics
- 26 July: Semester 2 teaching starts
Additional support resources are also available:
Online teaching – tips, support and workshops
Staff FLO support – Service One or call: +61 8 8201 5000 (15000 and select the appropriate college option)