Preparing for Teaching: Semester 2 2021

Are you teaching at Flinders in Semester 2? There are a range of supports available to help you prepare.

Need help applying your magic to update your FLO site before students get access (exactly one week before the topic starts)? Take a look at the Preparing for teaching in FLO site.  An ‘Interactive checklist of key tasks (quick view)’ that you can tick off as you go is now available (Word document, Module 0). The suggested (=ideal) timeline starts 2-3 months prior to topic commencement. Don’t be daunted if you feel behind schedule already – this handy checklist (module by module) will help you cover the basics and might remind you of things you would otherwise have forgotten, just in time. All points link to relevant information, forms and resources. Nothing is assumed, so this site will help you find key contacts and information.

You may prefer this handy checklist instead that lists the essential tasks to do in your FLO site before students have access.

If you need design advice, you can book a session with the Learning Designer in your college. Alternatively you can contact eLearning Support via Service One (choose Education Services – FLO General Query).

Teaching practice and topic design
The Academic Development team can help translate your teaching ideas into a solid teaching plan for your topic and how you teach it. Visit the Learning and Teaching pages or contact CILT to speak with an academic developer. You could also come along to one of their workshops, most of which are available across campuses via videoconference or Collaborate on request.

Readings and resources
Need help with your Readings list or navigating the Readings system? Contact the Learning Access team via the Readings query in Service One (choose Education Services) for help. Links to the Readings system can be found in your FLO sites, and a help guide is available. The great thing about the Readings system is that the Library will make sure your resources are compliant with copyright and legislative requirements so that the University can meet its legal obligations, which means you don’t need to worry about this.

The Service One Textbook Notification query is the official way to alert the Library and associated services of your textbook needs. You can also access this from the Library Readings page for Teaching Staff and via your FLO site.

We ask that you fill this out every year. The results populate the Student Textbook page,  giving students the opportunity to source their textbooks prior to the start of teaching. Due to shipping times it is helpful to have this information as early as possible. The Library preference is to purchase eBooks where possible, however this is not always an option.

If you need help or are using the same textbook as last year just let us know via the Service One Readings Query.

Library familiarisation for students
The Library Learning and Teaching team can help your students learn the information and research skills they need to succeed at university. For more ideas on how our team can help you and your students, visit our Information Literacy showcase for staff. Contact us via Service One using the form Embedding library skills in my topic (choose Education services).

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