FLO interface - WebPET (Web Presence in Every Topic)

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This entry relates to the FLO interface.


What is 'WebPET'?

WebPET (Web Presence in Every Topic) aims to provide:

  • a coherent and flexible student-University interface 
  • students with ready access to information which is timely, current and unambiguous 
  • a base for further use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning 
  • minimum expectations of support - 'As a Flinders student I can expect…..'. 
  • efficiencies for academic and support staff 

And in addition:

  • a more widespread and consistent use of FLO 
  • increased provision of online lecture recordings 
  • increased use of online assignment submission 

Students are generally happy with using FLO for their studies but have expressed their desire for more consistency across their topics. 

What does it look like?

As a minimum, each FLO site has:

  • a topic links block (including links to topic information, library services, the SET system, a marks/grades tool, an email address lookup tool, and a link to staff and student help services) 
  • a general discussion forum 
  • an announcements forum and latest announcements block 
  • a calendar block 


Expectations of staff

All staff are required to:

  •  make all handouts available electronically through FLO (including the Statement of Assessment Methods
  •  post all important topic messages through the announcements forum 
  •  provide lecture recordings to students via FLO
  •  allow electronically-produced assignments to be submitted and returned electronically


What you can expect from the University

The University will:

  • automatically set up new FLO sites to contain the minimum tools and links
  • automatically generate the required information within sites
  • automatically insert recorded lectures into FLO sites 
  • provide support for the electronic assignment functionality 

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