Discover LearnJCU 2017

Discover LearnJCU 2017

New features


Drag and Drop Files

Building your LearnJCU subject site is now quicker and easier than ever with the ability to drag and drop your files directly into your site. When creating content items, assignments, and web links, you can drag local files to the "hot spot" (the area surrounded by the dashed line) in the Attach Files area. If the browser allows, you can drag a folder of files and the files will upload individually. Students can also drag files to upload when they submit assignments.

Submission Receipts

Lecturers can keep track of all student submissions, regardless of whether the attempt or assignment is deleted or the submission history is changed. A submission receipt is captured at the time of submission and includes information such as attached file information, date, time, etc. This feature provides evidence for academic disputes, giving students assurance about their work.

For group assignments, a receipt is generated for each group member when a student submits on behalf of the group, and the anonymous state of an assignment is respected. For assignments with multiple attempts, students receive a different number for each submission.

To view submission receipts go to the Full Grade Centre and from the Reports pulldown select Student Receipts.

Use the menus at the top of the page to filter the items. In the second menu, select Not blank and leave the search box empty to show all of the submission receipts. Select a column heading to sort the items.

Email reminders

You can now send email reminders to all students who have failed to submit an assessment item using the new Send Reminder function in the Grade Centre. Students receive a system-generated email that lists the subject, assessment item, and the due date if included. You receive a success message at the top of the screen when the email is sent.

You can also send reminders for assignments with anonymous or delegated grading enabled. To protect anonymity, students' names and attempt statuses aren't revealed.

Safe Assign URL Suggestion

Safe Assign now has the option for lecturers to suggest a URL to be included as a Safe Assign match lookup source. The Suggest URL tool is available in Subject Tools > Safe Assign > Suggest URL

When a specific URL is suggested, SafeAssign will attempt to include all webpages available under the base website URL; e.g. suggesting https://www.jcu.edu.au/learning-and-teaching/learning-design/ will attempt to find all webpages associated with the https://www.jcu.edu.au base website URL.

Any URLs included using the Suggest URL tool will be available to all SafeAssign users and institutions, meaning that suggesting URLs can benefit the entire SafeAssign community. URLs suggested to SafeAssign will be added to the overall SafeAssign Internet Search database on a monthly basis.

Improved Behaviour for Self and Peer Assessments

Previously, students who did not make a submission during the submission period could still be selected to be assessed by other students meaning the assessor could not complete the assessment task. This issue has now been resolved so that non-participants during the submission period are excluded from the evaluation process. Only submitters with partial or complete submissions will be distributed to peers for evaluations.

Adaptive Release rules can now also be used with the Self and Peer assessment tool making it possible to configure Self and Peer Assessments for individual groups.

Needs Grading Improvements

A new filter is available both in the Needs Grading workflow as well as within the full Grade Centre to show or hide attempts that won't be included in the grade calculation. Attempts that won't calculate towards the assessment grade are now indicated with an icon  

For example, when you allow multiple attempts for an assessment, you may not need to grade all submissions. The Needs Grading page automatically displays only the attempts that need grading based on which attempt you chose to grade— eg. last submitted attempt. This can be particularly useful in anonymous or delegated grading scenarios where it can be difficult to determine which attempts are associated with students and therefore require grading.

This filter is applied by default so that only gradable attempts are displayed, however you can choose to show all submitted attempts at any time by clicking the 'Show attempts that don't contribute to the user's grade' checkbox in the filter bar.