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Online submission of assignments and availability of recorded lectures

 
Flinders University
Online submission of assignments and availability of recorded lectures
by Flinders University - Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 8:57 AM
 

Online submission of assignments

Commencing from Semester 1, all student assignments (except those unable to be generated in electronic form) will be submitted by you and then returned to you electronically.

What does that mean?

  • You will need to create your assignment electronically (using appropriate software such as Word for essays, perhaps Excel or PowerPoint for others), and submit it electronically, normally via FLO.
  • Once your assignment has been marked you will be able to access its assessment and feedback electronically.

Note, however, that because expectations and standards for assignments may vary from topic to topic, it is essential that you refer to the information provided by your topic coordinator.

Do you need help with this? The FLO support site for students (http://flinders.edu.au/assignments) offers help on how to write an assignment, how to prepare your assignment for electronic submission, how to submit your assignment and how to access your feedback and grades. The FLO Student helpdesk can answer your questions. Call 8201 5378 or 1800 200 292, email flo.student@flinders.edu.au, or visit level 1 of the Central Library.

 

Online availability of recorded lectures

Last year the University automated the video-recording and uploading of almost all lectures held in the University’s major lecture theatres. These lecture recordings are made available, soon after the live delivery, to students enrolled in the particular topic via the topic’s FLO site.

The intention is not to discourage attendance at live lectures. Class attendance remains the defining expectation of students enrolled as internal on-campus students. Rather, the practice recognises that there are going to be instances of students being unable to attend at particular designated lecture times, and that there are students who find it a helpful supplement to attendance and active participation.

Lecturers will necessarily be focused on interacting with the student attendees. This means that there are likely to be some situations where what is reproduced on recordings does not adequately convey all of the teaching and learning activities that have taken place. We also know that interactivity and student engagement promote effective learning. For this reason the University encourages and supports academic staff to design interactive learning activities that assume student attendance.

For internal on-campus students, lecture recordings are therefore best understood as a handy supplement to, or second-best substitute for, attendance and active engagement.

Best wishes for success, enjoyment and satisfaction in your studies this year.

 

(Professor) Andrew Parkin
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)