University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum

University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum

By: Tessa Owens

Embedding employability skills into academic curricula is a key concern for universities and tertiary education institutions today.

This topic was the focus of a University of Auckland Business School (UABS) workshop on the 12th June entitled ‘University and beyond: embedding employability and life into the curriculum’ run by Professor Susan Geertshuis, Narissa Lewis, and Patricia Hubbard.

Quick and effective marking using Crowdmark

Quick and effective marking using Crowdmark

By: Sally Eberhard

Crowdmark is a user-friendly, collaborative online grading and analytics platform. It provides fast and efficient online grading for multiple markers on a question by question basis. It can be used for both exams as well as assignments and it comes with free analytics tools. It also integrates with Canvas, allowing you to pull student lists from Canvas into Crowdmark.

Canvas and Excel Hacks for Personalised Engagement

Canvas and Excel Hacks for Personalised Engagement

By: Ron Tiong

You probably use Canvas and Excel as part of your regular teaching activities, but did you know they can be used to easily discover every Canvas page a student has viewed, generate section and enrolment lists for large classes, and send e-mails with personalised content and attachments? In this seminar, I talked about how Canvas “hacks” and an Excel tool I created for the Business School’s Teaching Initiatives Scheme can enable personalised student engagement opportunities.

The value in student evaluations

The value in student evaluations

By: Tessa Owens

As we head towards the end of semester, students will soon have the opportunity to evaluate courses. Summative student evaluations provide useful information, particularly if the response rate is high enough to ensure a valid reflection of students’ experiences. However, online rates of participation are traditionally quite low and promoting participation is important for getting the most out of the process. Planning for next year’s evaluations now can also offer benefits.