What can you do in June to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
1/6 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
2/6 1:00pm Track, measure and demonstrate impact G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Exam Week 1 (5 June – 9 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
7/6 10:00am Endnote G10 2.04 Gold Coast

 

 Student Vacation (19 June – 23 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
21/6 10:00am Endnote N53 1.49 Nathan

Launch of the new Academic Integrity Tutorial

The new Academic Integrity Tutorial is coming…

It’s out with old, and in with the new!

Information Services is launching a new version of the student Academic Integrity Tutorial on Friday 16 June 2017.

Be sure to say your goodbyes to the current tutorial. It’s served us well, but we’re turning it off to make way for the new and improved version.

How has it been improved? Well, we’re glad you asked. The assessment has been simplified so you’ll no longer have to check the Mark Centre for student completions.

Students will see a certificate when they successfully complete the final quiz; it is similar to the process for the annual fire safety test.

You can instruct the student to submit their certificate by email or via an assignment submission point on their Learning@Griffith course site.

Access to the Mark Centre is still available to you. So if you need to download results for large numbers of students, the Mark Centre is still the place to go.

Giving your students access to the tutorial is easy. Simply, use the Learning@Griffith Organisation Enrolment Manager to automatically enrol students from any of your course sites into the Academic Integrity Tutorial organisation.

The Organisation Enrolment Manager can be found in your Learning@Griffith course site under the Control Panel:

  • Click Users and Groups
  • Click Organisation Enrolment
  • Choose Add Enrolment
  • Enter the Organisation ID: ACADEMIC_INTGY_A1_TUTORIAL.

Need help? Check out this handy Organisation Enrolment Manager guide.

We have also moved to a new version of Study Smart which you can find on the library website. The earlier version of Study Smart will not be available after June 16.

The Study Smart quiz is available on Learning@Griffith and will be updated for Trimester 2. There’s no need to update your bookmarks as the link to the quiz will remain the same.


Rolling timetables – How does it impact you?

 

Roll out the red carpet! The rolling class timetable is arriving in 2018. That’s right, class timetables will start to be rolled from year to year.

This means that the timetable you have in Trimester 1 2018 will be based on the timetable you have in Trimester 1 2017.

And the timetable you have in Trimester 1 2019, will be based on the timetable you have in Trimester 1 2018. And so on…

Currently, a new timetable is scheduled for each Trimester. This is a very time-consuming task for everyone –  Academic staff, Administrative staff in the Groups as well as the Exams and Timetabling team.

So we’ve streamlined the process and will roll the timetable instead of recreating it each Trimester.

How does this impact you? Well, you can plan ahead. Since your teaching timetable will, in the majority of cases, be the same as your previous timetable, you’ll be able to organise child care and other appointments in advance.

In addition, you’ll no longer need to complete the Course Timetable Requirements online data collection forms (CTR) every Trimester, unless your requirements have changed. Timetabling requirements for new courses will continue to be collected in the same way.

You will no longer be asked to indicate your availability to teach.  Indicating Staff Unavailability will only be required for those who have genuine constraints and will now require the approval of the Dean (Academic), which will be granted in exceptional circumstances only.

For more information, visit the Streamlining Timetable Project web page or register to attend an Information Session. The sessions will be conducted in the last week of June. Registrations now open.


Update your reading lists in time for Trimester 2

Conveners, it’s that time again! Check your reading lists are ready for the start of Trimester 2!

If a digitised reading is required for Trimester 2, then simply re-request it by selecting Request Digitisation.

The How-To-Guide on Digitisation shows the four easy steps required when requesting or re-requesting a digitised book chapter or journal article.

Do you have a Trimester 1 Course Reading that is not appearing in Trimester 2? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Go to the Trimester 1 Reading List
  • Click on the title of the Reading
  • Click Add to My Bookmarks
  • Go into your Trimester 2 Reading List.  The Reading should appear at the top of your list
  • Drag it into your Trimester 2 course

The Add to My Bookmarks button is a useful tool also if you are looking after multiple courses. It means you only have to bookmark a resource once.


What can you do in May to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 9 (1 May – 5 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 3/5 10:00am Build and leverage your research profile G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Thu 4/5 9:30am Online research survey tool N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 5/5 10:00am Academic writing expectations at the HDR level G10 2.25 Gold Coast

 

Week 10 (8 May – 12 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/5 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 10/5 10:00am Managing information resources and writing your literature review N53 1.51 Nathan
Fri 12/5 1:00pm Managing your research data G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 11 (15 May – 19 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/5 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Tue 16/5 9:30am Online research survey tool G10 2.04 Gold Coast
Wed 17/5 10:00am Developing your academic argument G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Thu 18/5 1:00pm Managing your research data N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 12 (22 May – 26 May)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/5 10:00am Editing your writing N53 1.51 Nathan
Tue 23/5 1:00pm Strategic publishing G10 2.09 Gold Coast
Wed 24/5 10:00am EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 26/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission S07 2.18 South Bank

 

Study Week (29 May – 2 June)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/5 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 31/5 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

What can you do in April to become a better researcher?

better_researcher

You can attend our series of Higher Degree Research (HDR) Workshops. They are targeted to support you through all stages of the research lifecycle.

All staff and students are welcome to attend these workshops but preference will be given to HDR candidates. Once you have registered you will receive an email confirmation, please select add to calendar.

Week 6 (3 April – 7 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 4/4 1:00pm Editing your writing G10 2.25 Gold Coast
Wed 5/4 9:30am EndNote N53 1.49 Nathan
Wed 5/4 10:00am EndNote G10 2.09 Gold Coast

 

Week 7 (17 April – 21 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Thu 20/4 10:00am EndNote S02 3.13 South Bank
Fri 21/4 10:00am Strategic publishing N53 1.49 Nathan

 

Week 8 (24 April – 28 April)

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 26/4 10:00am Copyright, plagiarism and publishing integrity S07 2.18 South Bank
Thu 27/4 1:00pm EndNote N53 1.50 Nathan
Fri 28/4 10:00am Improving writing quality before submission N53 1.51 Nathan

How to improve the quality of your Reading List

Green puzzle saying quality

Have you seen the green Dashboard button in your course Reading List? And more importantly, have you clicked on it?

It contains some pretty handy features. You can use the Dashboard to discover how students are engaging with your Reading List and any issues they may be experiencing.

Get the hard numbers! Check the overall Reading List summary to find out page views, total clicks and annotations. Page views will tell you the total number of times the course reading list has been viewed. Total clicks is the total number of times a student has clicked on all the readings. And Annotations is the total number of student notes placed on the readings.

You can also check how popular an item is with your students. Have a look next to the individual item to see the number of Clicks. It shows the number of times that reading has been selected.

Use the Dashboard to improve the quality of your list. After you enter the data for your course reading, check the Dashboard to see how the reading citation will display to your students.

There is also an indicator of the metadata quality.  Green means the metadata for the citation has passed all the quality checks. Red indicates the information in the citation could be improved. If you see red, click Metadata could be improved to view a summary of where the information can be improved.

The Dashboard also reports on Library availability. If you are new to the Dashboard, click on Start Tutorial for a quick tour.