Teaching Resources

Checklist of issues: (pdf)

1. The previous semester

a. Select textbook, notify bookshop and library

b. Request inspection copies of text books for lecturer and tutors from publisher

2. Three weeks before semester

a. Check timetabling for lectures, tutes etc

b. Check room allocation for lectures, tutes etc

c. Organise my sinet access (as a lecturer, not just student access)

d. Fill in Course Requirements Form – this lets ITIG know what computer labs and software your course requires.

e. Be aware of relevant OHS requirements

f. Note that email students should have included in your signature
CRICOS Provider Number : 00025B

3. Two weeks before semester

a. Submit course profile – this requires final decisions for assessment, exam (inc details such as use of calculators), tutorial attendance

b. Finalise course web page (requires access to ITEE groups)

c. Submit request for tutors to ITEE

d. Set office hours

4. One week before semester

a. Start to monitor course newsgroup

b. Setup assignments and tutorials on the online submission system

c. (Ideally) Finalise all lectures for the semester

5. First week of semester

a. Ensure that assignments and tutorials are available online; assignments need marking criteria to be available with the assignment spec.

b. Check room assignments – these change as student numbers are finalized

6. Weeks 2-4

a. Order Teval forms online

b. Remind tutors to organise Tevals also

c. Organise for Mid-semester MCQ exam automatic marking

d. Invite a colleague to attend a lecture (peer mentoring)

7. Weeks 4-6

a. Submit final exam and supplementary exam

8. Week 12 or 13

a. Conduct Teval

9. Following semester

a. Mark supplementary exams

b. Be aware that students will have access to exam papers and may have questions (organised by ITEE usually)

Info for ITEE course coordinators
How to:

  1. Academics should be familiar with the Handbook for University Policy and Procedures (HUPP)
  2. Course Admin: has info on a range of things – admin guidelines, class lists, cevals/tevals, http://internal.itee.uq.edu.au/course_administration.
  3. Course profile: compile a course profile for every semester, due no later than 2 weeks before semester starts, following the official template. This profile is created with all the latest rules incorporated each semester, and is an official contract, so ensure that you really mean the assignment and grading requirements. If students need to pass both online and exam components, make it clear.
  4. Textbooks: contact the publisher or their Australian representative directly for inspection copies for lecturer and tutors; let the bookshop and library know three months in advance. The bookshop usually emails the previous course coordinator a semester in advance (let the bookshop know that there is not one).
  5. Request accounts and software for students from EAIT ITIG group <helpdesk at eait>
  6. Course web pages
    restricting access to pages http://help.itee.uq.edu.au/web/templating/magic.html
    automatic wrapping of pages, see http://help.itee.uq.edu.au/web/templating/
  7. Look after your tutors http://internal.itee.uq.edu.au/~teach/Tutoring_Information/
  8. Do a TEVAL for every course and ensure your tutors do likewise. Request from TEDI online early in semester. The school organizes CEVAL
  9. Use the procedures for uploading grades
    • Down load the class list in csv form from sinet - this changes during semester, so get the latest after semester finishes
    • fill out csv - some disciplines require grades and marks, others just grades
    • go to my courses, click on the red (because the file hasn't been submitted yet) exam results submission link which will take you to a form almost identical to the profile submission form. http://internal.itee.uq.edu.au/course_administration/my_courses.php?
    • click the "browse" button and choose the csv file for that particular subject offering... submit the form.
  10. Know about students arriving late for exams http://www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/index.html?page=2915
  11. Peter Sutton’s helpful stuff
  12. Setting up a course can take time: in 2008 (when this list was being compiled), one course took 137 emails from the start of the year to first lecture and another took 53 emails.
  13. …[Email suggestions for this page to Janet Wiles]

Disclaimer: These hints and quick links are for general guidance. See the HUPP for official requirements.
Last updated 4th September 2010.

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