MyLO integrates with a number of applications to help provide an enhanced user experience for both staff and students. The technologies you will experience while using MyLO are listed below.
What is it? Equella is UTAS’s digital copyright system and the main repository for e-readings. Equella is fully integrated with MyLO and staff can insert readings into MyLO content directly through their MyLO units. Students can access the readings by either selecting a link to the reading or accessing the reading list.
How can I use it with MyLO?
Staff: follow the instructions on how to insert an Equella reading into a MyLO unit by using the Equella guide located in the MyLO Staff Resources.
Student: The Equella resource will be displayed as a link in the unit content area.
Where can I get more information about this ? Using the Digital Copyright Management System (DCMS).
What is it? MyLO Manager is a tool to assist staff to manage their MyLO Unit. There is a new MyLO Manager that integrates with the new MyLO.
How can I use it with MyLO? The MyLO Manager tool allows you to request a unit and add/remove enrolments of both staff and students (if they have a UTAS username and password). It is a tool that you use in conjunction with MyLO, rather than within it. Please read the MyLO Manager Information sheet (PDF 506KB) for instructions on how to use the new MyLO Manager.
Where can I get more information about this? Contact the Service Desk for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6226 1818.
What is it? The MyMedia Service, using Echo360 software, provides automated capture of lectures, in selected lecture theatres, and enables delivery of these captured recordings to students. Recordings typically capture anything shown through the data projector (content) and audio from the venue.
How can I use it with MyLO? After a staff member makes a booking for lecture capture using MyMedia, the MyMedia service team will send a confirmation email with a URL to the staff member's 'Unit Portal'. Staff are then able to provide students with access to this Unit Portal by placing this link into the Content of their MyLO Unit. Students will then be able to log in to and interact with MyMedia within the Content of MyLO, without needing to open a new window or tab or leaving the MyLO environment.
It is also possible to link to each individual recording, in your preferred format, using the links provided within the MyMedia Service.
Staff can also manually upload a range of media items to MyMedia.
Where can I get more information about this? MyMedia website
What is it? Turnitin is one of many different tools used by the University of Tasmania to manage issues of academic integrity. It matches text in a submitted paper against its database of web pages, electronic journals and previously submitted work. Turnitin does not differentiate between correctly cited and unattributed work, this must be done by the lecturer when reviewing the Turnitin reports.
How can I use it with MyLO? Turnitin can be used for any submissions to a Dropbox folder within MyLO. When staff set up any Dropbox, there is an option to enable Turnitin checking as well as the ability to select some specific Turnitin functions.
Where can I get more information about this? More information about using Turnitin as part of a suite of tools to promote academic integrity at UTAS can be found at the Academic Integrity website.
More information about the way Turnitin works with the Dropbox tool within MyLO can be found on the Help Resources page.
What is it? Web Conferencing at UTAS uses Collaborate software and enables you to connect with staff and students using voice, text chat, webcam, whiteboard tools and shared applications over the Internet.
How can I use it with MyLO? Web conferencing is fully integrated within the MyLO environment, so staff are able to create rooms using the Online Rooms tool in MyLO. Participants are able to join the room using this tool, but the room will open in a new window. Any sessions which are recorded become available from within this tool. Students cannot create online rooms themselves, but may be granted moderator status.
Where can I get more information about this? eLearning - Web Conferencing
What is it? UTAS wikis, using Atlassian Confluence wiki software, have been created to enable staff, students and external users to work together on projects and other group initiatives. You can view a demonstration wiki to see examples of how a wiki may be customised for different purposes (see below). Staff can request access to or creation of a wiki by contacting the Learning Services Manager through the Service Desk.
How can I use it with MyLO? Staff can connect the wiki to their MyLO Unit by adding the URL as an item in the Content Menu. Students will then be able to contribute to the wiki within the Content window of MyLO, without needing to open a new tab or window or to leave the MyLO environment.
Where can I get more information about this? For more information about what a wiki is and how to use them at UTAS visit the Demo Wiki.
For more information about having one set up, contact the service desk: email@example.com or phone 6226 1818.
Authorised by the Head, Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching and the Associate Director, Service Delivery & Support
24 January, 2013