Teaching & Learning

This Teaching and Learning website provides key information and ideas about teaching at the University of Tasmania. This new structure and content replaced the previous site in October 2015.  The redevelopment of this site is an ongoing process and we need your feedback to best support you and ensure that we are providing the information that you need. There is a site feedback link in the footer of every page, and we encourage you to submit suggestions for additional content or any other relevant feedback.

This site provides information, ideas and examples of MyLO use for teaching and learning in the context of the different elements of learning design. For an introduction to MyLO as a system, including information about its functions and how to use its tools, please use the Teaching Online in MyLO site. To access step-by-step guides to using MyLO tools, use the MyLO Staff Resources LOR to search using key words.

If you are looking for News and Events related to policy developments, and other learning and teaching activities at UTAS, we have moved this function to the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) website.

Elements of learning design

Planning for teaching requires a range of skills and understandings. These pages focus on each of the main aspects of quality delivery of a unit of study. 

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Unit Design

This section provides information about the core principles and frameworks that guide teaching practice at UTAS, including the UTAS Blended Learning Model, and approaches to Evaluating Teaching.

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This section explains more about how and why Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) are the most important part of any learning design. It also provides a guide to (re)writing them for your unit.

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This section provides information and ideas about assessment from underlying principles, to planning, to reporting on grades. Some key pages include minimising plagiarism and writing assessment criteria.

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Learning activities and delivery modes

This section includes a number of examples of learning activities which can be used regardless of the mode and location of delivery

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Content and resources

This section addresses the 'High Quality Resources' aspect of the UTAS Blended Learning Model. Some aspects which are not always well understood include the use of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and ensuring Accessibility.

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Where, how, and when communication occurs in a unit can have a significant impact on the student experience. This section includes access to the Unit Outline Proforma, as well as infomation about MyLO sites

Review and Recognition

There are many opportunities for continuing professional learning in the area of teaching, including self and peer review of teaching design and delivery, and involvement in teaching and learning projects. There are also a number of different ways in which contributions to quality teaching and support for learning are give formal recognition. The sections listed below provide information and ideas about how you can become involved.

Awards, Grants and Fellowships

An integrated approach to reward, recognise and develop staff contributions to learning and teaching.

Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)

TILT support for academics seeking to meet the teaching performance expectations.

Quality Matters

A rubric with quality standards, a program of professional development, and a peer review process.