learnonline suite

learnonline provides an integrated suite of software applications used to deliver quality technology enhanced learning. learnonline development, use and future enhancements will be guided by UniSA's Digital Learning Strategy.

learnonline applications include:

Please email your feedback and suggestions on how learnonline applications may be improved.

Moodle

Moodle (modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment) is the software application used to create a unique learnonline course site for each offering of a course. Students enrolled in the course will gain automatic access which is retained for one year after the conclusion of the course. Moodle is an open source software application that UniSA has customised to meet the unique learning and teaching needs of the University. Moodle course sites are the central access point for students and bring together other learnonline software applications to create a rich interactive learning environment. Assessment submission and extension requests are also managed through the Moodle course site.

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Gradebook

learnonline Gradebook has undergone significant enhancement to enable UniSA requirements for assessment submission, marking and return. Staff and students can both manage assignment submission and return through a common software interface. The text comparison software Turnitin is seamlessly integrated with Gradebook and all text based assignments are automatically submitted to Turnitin. The Turnitin similarity report is published to Gradebook and can be accessed by staff and students.

Gradebook functionality includes the capacity to:

  • submit assignment electronically
  • record manual submission
  • download submissions
  • send files to Document Services for printing
  • mark submissions
  • download feedback forms
  • return submissions with feedback
  • publish results
  • send results to Results

Turnitin

Turnitin is an online tool used to promote academic integrity at the University of South Australia. Turnitin can be used to verify the originality of any text document. Assignments uploaded to learnonline Gradebook are automatically submitted to Turnitin for text comparison with millions of other documents in the Turnitin database and on the Internet.

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Panopto Lecture Recording System (LRS)

What is Panopto?

Panopto is the new software application that underpins the UniSA Lecture Recording System (LRS). The Echo360 lecture recording system was retired in June 2018 and replaced by Panopto; a more robust application with many new features to assist UniSA staff with recording and post-production of educational videos. Old Echo360 recordings will remain available as view-only until they are archived at the end of 2019. Panopto recordings will remain available for three years after publication.

[UniSA Panopto Help Resource]

Automated lecture recording

Panopto is installed in 38 lecture theatres and will automatically start recording scheduled lectures 10 minutes past the hour and stop recording on the hour. The lecture video is processed automatically and then published to the learnonline course sites. Students can access the video via the Lecture Recordings link in the Course Essentials block. Lecturers can edit the video once it is published if they wish to cut sections, add chapter heading, include captions or quizzes.

Panopto Recorder

UniSA staff can download the Panopto recorder for use on campus or at home. The recorder is used to create supplementary learning resources that can include:

  • presenter video
  • presenter audio
  • PowerPoint
  • desktop capture
  • quizzes
  • inserted links
  • inserted YouTube video
  • attach a PDF file
  • captions
  • student discussion

Panopto provides an easy way to created quality interactive media.

UniSA Media Library

The UniSA Media Library (formerly Helix) provides one location for the storage of learnonline video and audio. Course coordinators can upload media through their learnonline course site which will add a YouTube style player to the Moodle page. Media is streamed by default however, course coordinators can also provide a download link. Students can upload media assignments to the UniSA Media Library, via their learnonline course site and add media to discussion forums, wikis and ePortfolio pages.

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Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom is powered by Adobe Connect, a Web conferencing technology that provides an online environment, accessed from learnonline course sites, in which student and teachers can collaborate in real time. Audio, video, images and a range of interactive tools can be used to replicate a face to face classroom interaction.

Interactive tools include:

  • Audio communication
  • Video communication
  • Text chat
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Whiteboard collaboration
  • Application Sharing
  • File sharing

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ePortfolio

ePortfolio is powered by Mahara, an open source software application accessed from learnonline course sites. ePortfolio is a student's personal online space for collecting and recording academic, professional and life experiences with text, photo, video, music and multimedia. Students can use it to build a resume, publish a blog, showcase achievements and academic knowledge or simply network with friends and colleagues. A body of evidence can be created, reflecting a students aspirations, achievements and learning experiences during their time at UniSA. Material can then be reassembled for Web presentation to target audiences or the world. ePortfolio is an invaluable learning resource for students while studying at UniSA and following graduation as they shape their careers. ePortfolio is also available to all UniSA staff.

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Link to help resources