Learning@Griffith: The essentials

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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.

Each one of your subjects will have a course site in Learning@Griffith—to get there simply log into Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organisations.

Typically, this will take you to the course Announcements page. On the left-hand navigation menu, you’ll see links to all the important stuff you’re going to need for that subject over the trimester.

Your course convenor controls these folders, and will upload any important information and content you’ll need such as lecture notes, assessment details, supplementary readings, your grades and so on. While the folders may look slightly different for each of your courses, they’ll generally include the following:

  • Course Profile – This will provide an overview of the subject, learning and teaching aims, content and assessment.
  • Course Content – Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks. Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.
  • Echo360 (Lecture Capture) – All your lectures are automatically recorded using Echo360 technology; you can access the recordings, along with interactive features such as note taking, bookmarking and more, from here.
  • Staff Information – Find contact details for your teaching staff.
  • Assessment – Your convenor will upload relevant assessment information here.
  • My Marks – View your grades for assessment items.
  • Readings – Find a link to all required and recommended readings for your subject.

If you need any help accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith, simply click the little question mark at the top right to open the Learning@Griffith Support Centre, or you can Ask Us or contact the IT Service Centre.


Your guide to submitting your assignment

You’ve just finished your assignment that you totally didn’t start the night before. Because procrastinating is bad, right? Right.

All that’s left now is the easy part: submitting your assignment online.

How to submit

At Griffith, all assignment submission is online (yep, no need to come into the library, you can stay right there on your computer chair/bed, in your PJs).

Simply head to Learning@Griffith, load up your course site and locate the submission point (you’ll find it under the relevant Assessment folder in the left hand menu).

While the method of submission depends on what your course convener has chosen, the main two essay submission assessment tools used at Griffith are Turnitin and the Blackboard Assignment tool (this includes SafeAssign).

They’re as easy to use as Ryan Gosling is easy to look at–simply follow the prompts on the page. However if you need a little bit more help, you can find further information on these tools via the guides below:

The Assessment Submission and Return Procedures Policy states that for assessment tasks submitted electronically ‘the student is responsible for the files being able to be opened and viewed’. So once you’ve clicked the Submit button, it’s important to check your assessment has been uploaded correctly and that you submitted the correct file. It’s best to do this straight away, because sometimes the Submission Point may get closed later, after the due date for example. To do so:

  1.  1. In Turnitin, after you see the digital receipt popup window (and have printed/saved a copy), open the file to check it. From your Submission Inbox you can either click on the title of your file or on the pencil icon. Check that your file uploaded properly.
  2. 2. In the Blackboard Assignment, after you see the successful submission message at the top of the page, you will now be able to see the file you have submitted onscreen–take this chance to see that the file is present, and can be read (if it is a text file).

Get your digital receipt!

Once you’ve submitted your assignment, we really recommend you get a digital receipt.

Sometimes there may be glitches, so it’s best to ensure you have solid proof that yes, you did submit your assignment.

In Turnitin, when you have submitted successfully you will see a digital receipt appear in a popup window. It is a great idea to print and/or save a copy of this receipt.

In the Blackboard Assignment tool, when you submit successfully you will receive a ‘Submission received’ email. You can also check under the Submitted tab in your My Marks area to see submission receipts for any assignments submitted via this tool.

Further help

If you do encounter any issues during the submission process (or post submission), you can easily access the Support Centre by clicking the little red tag with ? at the top right of your screen, or contact the IT Service Centre (contact details at the bottom of the page) for further assistance.


Catch up with lecture capture – now available on your mobile and tablet!

It’s trimester break next week. That also means you’re almost halfway through the trimester (eeek!).

If you’re wanting to make the most of your break and ensure you’re on top of all content, why not use Lecture Capture to watch your lecture online?

Generally, your lectures will be recorded using Echo360 Lecture Capture technology. You can access these recordings online via Learning@Griffith, or on your smartphone or tablet with the brand-spankin’-new Echo360 app!

To access lecture recordings online:

  • Simply log in to Learning@Griffith with your Griffith University username and password, head on over to your course site, and you’ll see a link to your lecture recordings on the left hand menu.

To access lecture recordings on your smartphone or tablet:

  • Download the app from iTunes for Apple, Google Play for Android or the Microsoft Store for Windows.
  • When logging in, don’t use your regular student email address (e.g. john.citizen@griffithuni.edu.au), but rather your sNumber at griffithuni.edu.au (e.g. s1234567@griffithuni.edu.au). This is actually an alias to your regular email address and linked to your usual email address in Learning@Griffith.
  • Note that you’ll need to click through each Echo360 link from each Learning@Griffith course you’re enrolled in at least once. This single passthrough into the Echo360 session establishes the connection between you and the course. Once you’ve done this, the course will appear in the Echo360 app.

You’ll find a range of awesome features with Echo360:

  • Access recordings anywhere and any time.
  • Take notes alongside the video recordings (not available on the app).
  • Bookmark important sections – super helpful for revision! Did the lecturer just say this would be on the exam? *bookmark*!
  • Increase the speed of which you’re listening to the lecture, if you want to power through it.

There’s also a download option that allows you to save a copy of the recording files (mp3 and m4v) to your device and play it without an internet connection.

Maybe you’d like to play the lectures while you sleep. Not cause the sound of your professor’s voice actually puts you to sleep. No, no. For the hope that the information will disseminate into your brain subliminally while you snooze.

In fact, a study by Arzi and colleagues (2012, p. 1460) found that ‘during sleep, humans can strengthen previously acquired memories’. Crikey, we may have just solved all of your time management problems!

For more information about Lecture Capture, visit the Lecture Capture webpage. Or if you need IT support, ask the Learning@Griffith Support Centre or contact the IT Service Centre.


Your intro to Learning@Griffith

It’s the first day of Trimester 1, and if it’s your first week at Griffith, you may be feeling a tad overwhelmed. Don’t fret though, we’re here to help.

We’re full of wise tips, like:

  • don’t pay for Microsoft Office–download it for free as a student,
  • don’t start binge-watching the second season of 13 Reasons Why during study week–you won’t do any study, and
  • if you want to look at gifs and memes without feeling guilty, follow us on Twitter. Totally educational.

We’re also here to talk you through the essentials, like Learning@Griffith.

Learning@Griffith is your online learning environment. Each one of your subjects will have a course site in Learning@Griffith–to get there simply log into Learning@Griffith, and select your course under My Courses and Organisations.

Typically, this will take you to the course Announcements page. On the left-hand navigation menu, you’ll see links to all the important stuff you’re gonna need for that subject over the trimester.

Your course convenor controls these folders, and will upload any important information and content you’ll need such as lecture notes, assessment details, supplementary readings, your grades and so on. While the folders may look slightly different for each of your courses, they’ll generally include the following:

  • Course Profile–This will provide an overview of the subject, learning and teaching aims, content and assessment.
  • Course Content–Your Course Content is mostly broken down by teaching weeks. Just click the relevant week to access all resources for that period.
  • Staff Information–Find contact details for your teaching staff.
  • Assessment–Your convenor will upload relevant assessment information here.
  • My Marks-View your grades for assessment items.

If your subject has lectures scheduled, they will be automatically recorded, and you’ll be able to access  your lecture recordings via this menu too with our Echo360 technology.

Similarly, if your subject has assigned readings, you should be able to find a link to all required and recommended readings here under Readings.

If you need any help accessing and navigating Learning@Griffith, simply click the little question mark at the top right to open the Learning@Griffith Support Centre, or you can Ask Us or ring the IT Service Centre.


Get exam ready with Lecture Capture

We know student life can be hard; trying to maintain a part-time job, good grades, a social life and fit in time to sleep? And that’s not even accounting for the vast amount of time that you dedicate to Netflix and looking at memes…

It’s Week 12 already, and you may be feeling a tad exhausted. The good news is that there’re only two weeks until exams, and then you’re done!

With end of trimester fast approaching, we’re sure you want to catch up on any content you may have missed. Or simply revise before final exams.

Did you know you can watch Griffith University lectures online? Yep, you can still lay in bed looking at your screen – just switch it from Netflix to Echo360!!

Using Echo360 Lecture Capture technology, lecturers make digital recordings of course material and deliver it to you via Learning@Griffith.

To access the recordings, simply log in to Learning@Griffith with your Griffith University username and password, and head on over to your course site.

Echo360 has a range of awesome features, including:

  • You can access recordings anywhere and any time.
  • You can take notes alongside the video recordings.
  • You can bookmark important sections – super helpful for revision! Did the lecturer just say this would be on the exam? *bookmark*!
  • You can even increase the speed of which you’re listening to the lecture, if you want to power through it.

The download option allows you to save a copy of the recording files (mp3 and m4v) to your device and play it without an Internet connection.

For more information about Lecture Capture, visit the Lecture Capture webpage. Or if you need IT support, ask the Learning@Griffith Support Centre or contact the IT Service Centre.