eLearning Innovations and Partnerships in
Science and Engineering (eLIPSE)

Project Leaders, located in their respective schools, work with the eLIPSE-affiliated education designers and eLIPSE software developers.

If you are embarking on a project and wish to enter into a partnership with eLIPSE, contact one of the eLIPSE academic leaders to discuss your needs.

The eLIPSE development team is currently working on, or has completed, the following projects.

Project Status Codes:
  • 1 .Scope/Specification
  • 2. Prototype (development)
  • 3. Prototype (refine)
  • 4. Document/Disseminate
  • 5. Implement/Research/ Modify
Projects Project Type Lead CI Description Status
TeamAnneal Team formation Peter Sutton

Team formation software tool that allows groups to be formed based on specified constraints e.g. learning analytics, business analytics or preferences.

the JourneyMaker (tJM) Curriculum design & mapping  Greg Birkett

Web-based version of curriculum design and visualisation tool to describe development of knowledge, skills, and personal attributes.

Learning Pathway Course content scaffolding Carl Reidsema

The Learning Pathway is a navigational interface in Blackboard course sites that provides students with a clear visual roadmap through their course to help them stay on track.

Advisor Tool Academic Advising Peter Sutton

A web-based academic advising tool to enable students and academic advisors to create and store study plans that meet the program requirements for the student’s degree program, taking into account, e.g., credit for previous study, course prerequisites, semesters of offering.

SmartAss Assessment Michael Jennings

SmartAss is an open-access online question and worked solution generator, that covers a wide range of fundamental mathematical, statistical and quantitative skills.

GetSet Evaluation of student knowledge

Lydia Kavanagh

Liza O'Moore

Michael Jennings

GetSet quiz is an online pre-test of first year students that enables commencing students to self-test their readiness to study their chosen courses.  GetSet measures a number of cognitive and non-cognitive factors shown to be significant predictors of academic success and provides individualised feedback to students.

WebPA(f) Team Peer Assessment Lydia Kavanagh

WebPA(f) is a web-based peer-evaluation tool used to evaluate individual contributions to teamwork.  The system manages the collection of student responses, calculates Peer Assessment Factors (PAFs) and SAPAs (Self-Assessment over Peer Assessment), and facilitates moderation via a user-friendly dashboard. Teaching staff can use student comments, PAFs, and SAPAs to identify dysfunctional teams and put appropriate support strategies in place.  The fundamental core of WebPA(f) is based on the WebPA system developed by Loughborough University (UK). It has been significantly tailored for use at UQ and has been deployed across the institution as the Group Peer Assessment tool.

Semant Assessment / Feedback

Michael Drinkwater

Matt Davis

Semant performs semantic analysis on short answer Blackboard quiz questions to rapidly identify concepts students commonly struggle with.  Selected de-identified student responses can be used in class to focus discussion around common misconceptions and provide feedback to students.

BrainCloud Virtual whiteboard Lydia Kavanagh

BrainCloud is used to obtain student feedback and large class opinion in real-time.  The tool generates online, live, evolving word clouds from student responses using personal devices (e.g. smart phones, iPads, tablets, or laptops). This tool has now been deployed across UQ as UQwordcloud.

Casper Discussion board Jeremy Herbert

An online Q&A tool to facilitate student-student and student-teacher interaction in large classes.

Molecular structure simulation Visual simulation Gwen Lawrie

The molecular structure simulation is part of the University of Colorado PhET project which provides open-source interactive, research-based simulations to help students engage in science and mathematics through inquiry.

Think.Chat.Learn Peer learning

Carl Reidsema

Gwen Lawrie

Think.Chat.Learn supports peer learning around challenging problems or concepts. Was originally called MOOCchat.

Help! Student self-help Lydia Kavanagh

Help! is a scalable, systematic approach to course communication, embedded in Blackboard.  Help! directs students to the appropriate resource or person to answer their queries (who could be themselves, peers or staff).  The system helps track and analyse students’ requests for help and ensures efficient communication.

ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorders Academic support Lydia Kavanagh

Students with Asperger Syndrome in EAIT Faculty: A framework for supportive management and better educational outcomes.

eLearning Digital Repository Course content repository Chris Landorf

A searchable, web-based repository for a variety of digital resources (photographs, videos, virtual reality exercises, interviews and sound bites), facilitating their use across multiple courses and independent of individual Blackboard sites.

ShiFoo Smart tutorials Richard Thomas

ShiFoo is a coding task tool which supports students' development of key programming concepts. This redesign has made it web-based and facilitated collection of learning analytics. It has the potential to be adapted for non-coding disciplines in the future. Was originally called MyPyTutor.

ChemHub Course content repository Gwen Lawrie

ChemHub provides a laboratory learning website as a foundation for multiple first year chemistry courses. It integrates common learning resources which were previously spread across multiple separate Blackboard sites.