What’s new with Learning@Griffith?

Learning@Griffith is the University’s online learning and teaching environment, from which you can access your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

As a diligent student, you’re probably way too familiar with Learning@Griffith – constantly logging on to check your learning content, stay up to date (and ahead!) on readings, revising lectures. Yep, you spend way more time on Learning@Griffing than Facebook and Reddit, right?

However there are a few nifty features available that you might not know about:

Support Centre

You may notice a new little Support? tab pop up in the top right-hand corner of your page. This is your link to the Learning@Griffith Support Centre.

Have you ever been on Learning@Griffith and confused, needed help, or just a bit more information? Wish you could get that with the click of a button? Well, now you can!

Clicking on the Support Centre icon will open the Support Centre pop-up box which includes:

  • Direct links to Ask Us questions – simply select the category of information you’re after, and see the relevant Ask Us results.
  • A search function, so you can search our self-help resources for the information you’re after.
  • Links to further support. Either phone us directly, or email from the Support Centre directly to support analyst (this is handy if you need to attach any content).

The Support Centre is a contextual help item. This means that the support centre will take into account which page you are on in order to provide you with the most relevant support resources.

Personalise page

Did you know you can personalise your Learning@Griffith page?

Sick of the standard colour palette? Change the theme to your favourite colours instead (though – sorry Henry Ford – there’s no black)! To do so simply click the Personalise Page option at the top of the Learning@Griffith home page.

You can also alter the location of modules on your homepage. Want your Important Links front and centre? Mouse over the top left of the module, and you’ll see a move icon appear which will allow you to drag and drop the module wherever you’d like it.

In fact, you can even add modules! Want a dictionary, calculator or note pad? Click the Add Module option at the top left of the homepage, and browse all our addable modules!


Have you accessed Learning@Griffith yet? 

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Learning@Griffith is the University’s online and teaching environment where you find your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

If you are feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your way around the system, here are the essentials.

Each one of your courses has a course site in Learning@Griffith. To get there, simply log into Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organizations.

Typically, this will take you to a page with My AnnouncementsMy TasksWhat’s New and items To Do. But each course site is different so don’t panic if you can’t see this.

To find your lecture notes, you will need to click Course Content (in the left-hand navigation menu). Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks. Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.

Also, check here for course readings and lecture recordings. If you can’t find them, see if there’s a link in the left navigation menu. Lecture Capture technology allows lecturers to make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to you via your Learning@Griffith course site.  Find out more about this service on the Lecture Capture web page.

Head to the Learning@Griffith for students web page for further help with accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith. If you have a question about the system, you can Ask Us (online answers to heaps of student FAQ’s) or ring the IT Service Centre.


Learning@Griffith: the essentials for week one

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Have you accessed Learning@Griffith yet? Learning@Griffith is the University’s online and teaching environment where you find your lecture notes, course readings, lecture recordings, and so much more.

If you are feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your way around the system, here’s the essentials.

Each one of your courses has a course site in Learning@Griffith. To get there, simply login to Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organizations.

Typically, this will take you to a page with My Announcements, My Tasks, What’s New and items To Do. But each course site is different so don’t panic if you can’t see this.

To find your lecture notes, you will need to click Course Content (in the left-hand navigation menu). Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks (it’s Week One, right now).  Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.

Also, check here for course readings and lecture recordings. If you can’t find them, see if there’s a link in the left navigation menu. Lecture Capture technology allows lecturers to make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to you via your Learning@Griffith course site.  Find out more about this service on the Lecture Capture web page.

Head to the Learning@Griffith for students web page for further help with accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith. If you have a question about the system, you can Ask Us (online answers to heaps of student FAQ’s) or ring the IT Service Centre.


Assignment submission goes online in 2017

The future is here! Online assignment submission goes online 2017.

The future is here! Assignment submission goes online in 2017.

Assignments. Not so long ago they were the bane of your existence. Many a late night was spent trying to put together a gazillion word essay with minimal research, maximum caffeine, and zero motivation.

But since you submitted your final paper in week 16, you haven’t given them a moments thought. In fact, you’ve mentally blocked out anything to do with essays, reports, case studies or critical reviews.

And you are probably wondering why we’ve brought up such a stressful topic, especially when you are smack-bang in the middle of exams.

While it’s old news to some of you, we still have some awesome news. Assignment submissions are going online in 2017! From Trimester 1, you can submit university assignments online through such channels as Turnitin, SafeAssign, or the Blackboard submission tool.

No longer will you have to wrestle your report from the printer, or remember to put on pants to hand them in at the library.

In the new year, you’ll just need to complete your assignment, select your online submission tool, click a few buttons, and puff, it’s submitted.

Keep in mind that some assignments may still need to be physically submitted to your school. See your course profile for more details.

Need help? Contact your friendly IT Service Centre, check out these helpful student guides, or simply ASK US.


Why Lecture Capture will be your new best friend!

Lecture capture

You can listen to lectures on your phone, tablet or computer from a location of your choice!

Lecture Capture is here to help you finish off the semester like a pro!

If you’re yet to discover the wonderful world of Lecture Capture then prepare yourself coz we got the goss!

Lecture Capture allows you to stream or download face-to-face recordings of your lectures! These recordings can be found via your Learning@griffith and are usually accessible within just a few days after the lecture. Lectures are automatically published to the course site and can be viewed on most mobile devices like phones and tablets.

But the coolest thing about Lecture Capture is that lectures are completely searchable and bookmarkable, which means you can pinpoint the most important parts of each lecture. This makes compiling study notes so much easier! It also means Lecture Capture isn’t just for when you miss the odd lecture it can also be a valuable revision tool come exam time – bonus!

For more information about Lecture Capture, visit the Lecture Capture webpage. Or if you need IT support contact the awesome IT Service Centre:

07 3735 5555 – Brisbane

07 5552 5555 – Gold Coast

 

 


Read me! Read me! Your course readings await

Enjoy your easy-to-access Course Readings... by the beach! Actually, access them anywhere, anytime!

Your lecturers have recommended a bunch of titles for you to read…. And some aren’t optional!

Do you have a list of books you want to read? Maybe you are keen to indulge in a couple of Dymocks Best 101 Books, or make a start on the Brisbane City Council’s Top 40 Book Club Reads 2015. We certainly are!

Well, put those literary (and not so literary) books aside because uni has well and truly begun! Your lovely lecturers have a bunch of titles they would like you to read for your course – and they have put them in a handy reading list for you.

You can access all your course reading lists via the Reading List Service. The Reading List Service provides you with 24/7 access to your recommended and required reading materials.

Access your reading list via the Readings link within your Learning@Griffith course. Or bookmark this hyperlink on your computer or mobile device: https://griffith.rl.talis.com/index.html

Readings for online resources are automatically linked, saving you time and effort to search for individual journal articles, eBooks, book chapters or websites.

For print books, the Reading List Service automatically displays the book’s availability in the Library and the location details for books, DVDs and other materials, making it easier than ever to locate and reserve hard copy materials.

Study more effectively by using personalisation features that help you keep track of your readings progress and add personal study notes. Make sure you sign-in to take advantage of these features!

For more information on how to use the reading list service please visit Course Readings – For Students.


Learning@Griffith is having a little work done

  • It’s time for a little TLC for Learning@Griffith

shutterstock_57589264From 9pm Saturday 9 January to 9pm Sunday 10 January Learning@Griffith will be unavailable due to regular Griffith University system maintenance.

So, if you don’t have too many impending deadlines why not take the day off from study and make it a Sunday Funday! Then on Monday you and Learning@Griffith will be fresh and ready for an extra productive week.

If you need further information please contact Learning@Griffith Support Team via the IT Service Centre, on (07) 3735 5555.