MyLO integrates with several other systems.
Note: Support for Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge are not supported for use with MyLO or its current integrations- such as Turnitin, Respondus and Blackboard Collaborate.
For more information on these systems please click on the pages below:
Web conferencing allows University of Tasmania staff members to create a web room that can be used for online learning and collaboration both inside and outside of MyLO. Web conferencing connects students, lecturers and staff at their computers wherever they are located, via the Internet. Anyone with a computer and Internet access can be invited to join a web conference session, even if they are not based on campus. Participants communicate in real-time through audio, text chat and video, and interact via a shared whiteboard space. Sessions can be recorded for later viewing.
Web Conferencing at the University of Tasmania uses the Blackboard Collaborate software.
Note: For the best results you should create your web conference room within your unit. Instructions on how to do this are here: Creating and accessing web conferencing
What does web conferencing offer?
Web conferencing has a growing role in higher education, for example:
- enabling real-time online lectures, tutorials, support and group work for students in different locations;
- improving communication and community building between staff and distance students;
- allowing staff to use a virtual office to consult with students;
- involving guest speakers and external experts in lectures;
- assisting academic and support staff on different campuses in coordinating their work with students; and
- connecting staff for participation in broader professional networks.
There are two ways in which to use Blackboard collaborate within the University.
- Web conferencing is fully integrated within the MyLO environment. Staff are able to create rooms using the web conferencing tool in MyLO. Participants are able to join the room using this tool. The room will open in a new window. Any sessions which are recorded become available from within this tool for further viewing. Students cannot create online rooms themselves, but may be granted moderator status. How to create an online room can be found in this guide.
- It is also possible for a staff member to request a year long web room outside of MyLO. This will allow you engage with staff and students both within the University and users who are external to UTAS. To request this type of room you will need to fill in a form found here: web room request form
- Students are unable to request web rooms or be added as moderators to rooms outside of MyLO. However the participant link can be changed to that of a moderator if requested.
Support information and help guides can be found here: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Moderator
Turnitin is a software application that has been licensed and deployed by the University of Tasmania for both student and staff use in an attempt to improve academic integrity. Turnitin matches the written text in any submitted paper against all the other documents stored in its databases.
More information on how to use Turnitin within MyLO and on Academic honesty can be found here: www.utas.edu.au/turnitin/
All staff and students have access to a dropbox that utilises Turnitin via the Academic Honesty unit within MyLO. Please be aware that you must still submit your assignment within your unit - the dropbox within the Academic Honesty unit is for your viewing only. The use of this dropbox will not affect the originality report of your file once you submit it within your unit.
Students at UTAS can access the Turnitin comparison software in two ways
- By clicking on Dropbox link or the Comparison Upload Service Module - found in the Academic Honesty module
- And by formal assignment submission through the UTAS MyLO unit that requires the assignment as part of the units assessment process
What document formats are acceptable
Turnitin can analyse any of the following file formats:
- Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
- Corel WordPerfect®
- Adobe PostScript®
- Plain text (.txt)
- Rich Text Format (.rtf)
- Portable Document Format (.pdf)
The file size may not exceed 20 MB. Files of larger size, or multiple files, may be reduced by compression management software such as WinZip.
Creating and Viewing a Turnitin Assignment
Documentation on how to Create a Turnitin assignment can be found here:
Use Turnitin's Grademark tool to provide Feedback and Mark
GradeMark allows staff to mark a students work online within the Turnitin interface. You can use the QuickMark sets that are available or create your own to provide feedback quickly by dragging them onto the paper. You can also use Voice comments to record a personal message. More information can be found in this guide (PDF 943KB)
Using QuickMark Comments in GradeMark
A QuickMark standard editing mark is a commonly used or standard mark that can be used by a lecturer when grading papers.
Using a standard set of editing marks across an account ensures that lecturers and tutors across the curriculum are giving consistent feedback to students.
Lecturers can create new QuickMark sets that can be exported and be reused by importing them into Turnitin for other assignments in other units.
To export QuickMark sets:
- Click on the "QuickMark Manager" tab from within the "Libraries" tab
- Click on the name of a QuickMark set to export
- Click on the "import/export" button and select "Export Set..." from the drop down menu
- A prompt will appear asking if you would like to save the file. Click "OK" to save the file. The file name will be the QuickMark set name with .qms appended.
To import QuickMark sets:
- Click on the "QuickMark Manager" tab from within the "Libraries" tab
- Click on the "import/export" button and select "Import Set..." from the drop down menu
- Click on the "Browse" button and locate the QuickMark set file on your computer. Only .qms file types may be imported into the QuickMark manager
- Click on the "Import" button
- To import additional QuickMark sets repeat steps 3-4.
- Click the "Close" button to return to the QuickMark Manager
For more on information on QuickMarks please read this guide: QuickMark Guide (PDF 743KB)
Respondus is an application that is used for creating and managing exams/ quizzes that can be printed out or published directly to MyLO. You also have access to the Test Bank Network, which contains the official test banks for thousands of publisher textbooks.
Lecturers who adopt a participating textbook can access the accompanying test bank from within Respondus to import into MyLO.
You can download the latest version of Respondus from here: secure001.utas.edu.au/downloads/site-licences/Respondus/Respondus2021.zip This zip file includes the application, the licence and user starter guides.
The University of Tasmania also has a license to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor. This allows for a quiz to be taken within a special browser that does not allow users to print, search the internet, or open another tab. For more information on this please read here: blogs.utas.edu.au/mylo/2015/07/22/new-respondus-lockdown-browser-and-monitor-for-quizzes
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?
There are two guides available for staff on how to use Equella within MyLO.
- Uploading and Linking to an Equella Item Within MyLO (PDF 599 KB)
- Inserting an Existing Equella Item in Content (PDF 549 KB)
Students will see the Equella resource displayed as a link in the unit content area.
MyCERT is a certificate printing system created by the University Of Tasmania. The MyCERT printing system automates the process of printing certificates for participants within a MyLO unit based on a grade item associated with a quiz. To receive a certificate by email, the participant must successfully obtain a set pass mark within grades.
Primary users of the system include:
- Human Resources WHS Staff
- MyLO Staff
- IMAS Staff
- Recordkeeping Staff
To make use of the MyCERT certificate system please open a job with the Service Desk https://utas1.service-now.com/selfservice with the following information:
- The Unit id ( the id can be found in MyLO Manager, or at the end of the URL when pressing on your unit home page)
- The name of the Quiz within your unit (if you are using a Quiz)
- The pass mark of the quiz or the grade item - for example 90% ( 9/10 questions)
- The name of the grade item.
- Any message you would like to be given to email recipients within the email that will be automatically sent out.
- The email address to be associated with sending out these certificates - this can be a shared email address or your own UTAS one.
Please also let us know if you and any other parties need access to the MyCert system for reporting purposes - your account can then also show everyone who has been sent out a certificate. A MyCert reporting information guide is here
Certificate recipients are also able to log in to the certificate system and download their own certificates. To do this you will need to log in here: https://mycert.its.utas.edu.au/
A copy of a certificate is attached: MyCert Test Certificate PDF 29KB