Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)

Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies & Analytics

The Learning Learning Technologies & Analytics section consist of two main teams; Learning Systems Team and Multimedia Team.

Learning Systems Overview

The Learning Systems Team (LST) manages and maintains the Universityís Learning Management System (LMS) and learning technologies. Since its inception in 2007, there has been significant growth in the use of Moodle at USP. Today, Moodle serves more purposes than just learning management. It facilitates learning; is used for record management and provides more services because of its integration with other USP services. There are also other systems that form the complete Learning Systems.

Currently the learning system at USP is made up of:

  • Moodle (main component - LMS)
  • Mahara (eportfolio)
  • Integration with Turnitin (to check similarity)
  • Repository
  • Integration with Banner services

Meet the Learning Systems Team

Dhiraj Bhartu - Head Learning Technologies & Analytics
Varunesh RaoLearning Systems Administrator
Rajneel Totaram - Learning Systems Developer
Shonal Chaudhary - Full Stack Developer
Koroata O'Brien - Communications Assistant


Moodle Help

Email: moodlehelp(at)usp.ac.fj or helpdesk(at)usp.ac.fj

Call: (+679) 323 2117

Location: CFL, Level 3 Communications Building, Laucala Campus.

Multimedia

The Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) offers a wide range of multimedia services in quality and innovative educational media technology, including services in audio, video, graphics, photography, animation, interactive multimedia, web design, electronic publishing and digitization. CFL also provides workshops, training and advice in all aspects of digital media production and design such as graphic design, desktop publishing, photography and other related techniques, audio video production and editing, web, multimedia production and creative design.




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Request for Multimedia Services

(a) For learning and teaching needs

Please contact the assigned/respective Learning Designer or Education Technologist from the Centre for Flexible Learning, who will then liaise and work with the Multimedia Team.

(b) For non-learning and teaching needs within USP

Please note that multimedia works done for non-learning and teaching needs within USP will incur a fee. Please contact Javed Yusuf or Eni Ramere for more information.

For Enquiries

Dhiraj Bhartu
Head Learning Technologies and Analytics
Email: dhiraj.bhartu(at)usp.ac.fj

Moodle

Moodle

Moodle is USP's official Learning Management System. Moodle stands for Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Moodle is used to facilitate the delivery of courses at USP. Face to face (F2F) courses use the Moodle platform as a supplementary service to share learning resources and enable student communication and interaction outside the classroom. All courses offered in the F2F, blended, online and flexible mode have a Moodle shell available for use by staff to help them deliver online teaching resources and interactive activities to the registered students. Moodle provides a range of interactive tools to support and enrich the learning experience, such as discussion forums, assignment submission, journals, glossary and multimedia elements which can be embedded or linked. Online courses use Moodle in more depth to create collaborative communities of learning.

 

USP Moodle: http://elearn.usp.ac.fj

Please visit Moodle.org to find out more about Moodle.

 

Mahara

Mahara

Mahara is the USPís eportfolio tool, which provides each student with an intuitive web-based tool for planning, reviewing, reflecting upon, recording and presenting their professional and personal development. The use of eportfolios is now slowly being integrated into USP courses. Eportfolios are a collection of digital artefacts that students collect as they take their learning journey. Mahara is integrated with Moodle and users access it via logging into Moodle.

 

Please visit Mahara.org to find out more about Mahara.

Turnitin

Turnitin

Turnitin is the plagiarism detection service used by USP. This service is integrated with Moodle and users only need to access Moodle to use this service. Turnitin is used to detect similarities in submitted work on Moodle. It does not judge whether a student submission has been plagiarised.

The Turnitin similarity report does not differentiate between correctly cited references and unacknowledged or intentional copying. It only reports text matches, and provides a ranking of submissions, according to the level of text matching with other sources in its database. A Lecturer or student then analyses the matches and determines whether the level is acceptable. Using this information a Lecturer/student can determine if there is a case of potential plagiarism. Turnitin can be used to teach proper citation method(s). Teachers can check the originality and citations in student work. If made available to students, students can check their own assignments before their final submission. This can help prevent or reduce students submitting plagiarised work. The Turnitin service compares all submitted work against a vast digital collection of submitted student work, Internet pages, books, journals, and periodicals.

 

Lecture Capture

Lecture Capture Project

2017 is an exciting year for CFL and ITS as they jointly embark on introducing the new Lecture capture system for capturing F2F under graduate courses here at the Laucala campus in the first phase of this project. The Lecture Capture project is an initiative by the VC&P through the DVC LTSS which is now in place starting semester 1, 2017.

Lecture Capture Guide

Attached are the quick user guides for both systems and links to quick video guides as well to assist in using the lecture capture system.

For any queries in regards to the system, please email: helpdesk(at)usp.ac.fj.