iLearn - unit websites

iLearn - unit websites

iLearn is the online learning system at Macquarie University.

iLearn facilitates the creation of lecture notes, quizzes, discussion forums and other online resources for your students. The ability to navigate and use the iLearn system effectively is an essential part of your teaching practice.

Quick Guides

A comprehensive set of iLearn guides and information in simple step-by-step instructions to get you started with iLearn.

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    Getting Started

    Learn how to start using the iLearn system, including how to log-in, navigate and edit content on your unit pages.

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    Unit Setup

    These quick guides show how to format your page, set up a calendar and manage staff access, as well as What Not to Do in iLearn - What to Do Instead and an iLearn Style Guide.

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    Summary of iLearn roles

    There are different roles that can be assigned in iLearn.  Each iLearn role possesses varying grade and type of functionality.

  • Groups


    To manage a large number of students effectively you will need to know how to set up and manage groups on iLearn. Learn how to create groups, how to assign students and allow them to enrol themselves.

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    Learn how to create, edit and add content to your unit page, including how to add text, images, documents, and video, audio clips.

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    Interactive content

    H5P makes it easy to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content, including interactive videos, interactive presentations, quizzes, interactive timelines and more.

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    Forums and communication

    There are many different applications available in iLearn to ensure that you communicate effectively with students. Through iLearn you can post announcements, set up a real-time discussion using chat, or a private channel for communication, create and edit forums, as well as manage your own personal information.

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    To use iLearn effectively you will need to know how to create activities for your students to complete.

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    Turnitin and Feedback Studio

    Turnitin is an online application used by Macquarie to check for plagiarism in student assignments. Feedback Studio is where you will go to grade, and provide online feedback for these assignments.

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    To find the grades of all students enrolled in your unit, you need to use Gradebook. Through Gradebook you can view and change grades, as well as sort them into specific categories and totals.

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    Quizzes can be an effective means of assessment for your unit.

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    iLearn Insights

    iLearn Insights allows teaching staff to easily visualise student activity in iLearn units and also has an email tool to message students.

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