Getting Started Checklist

System Check: If this is your first time using CloudDeakin you must:

Access CloudDeakin unit and course sites via DeakinSync at sync.deakin.edu.au using your Deakin account.

Use the following checklist to manage tasks that should be completed before trimester starts.

  CloudDeakin Task / Tool
Add a welcome video and message – using the News Itemadd a welcome video as well as a transcript or equivalent information in the News Item tool. Make sure the title of the News Item starts with Welcome. This will ensure it is pinned to the top until end of week 2. See Adding a Video and Welcome Message  section for instructions.
Check the Unit Team widget is up-to-date – Check that the Unit Team widget contains correct information about the Unit Chair and team on the homepage. 
Check the Discussion Forums/Topics – The Faculty of Business and Law unit template populates generic Forums for General Unit, Assessment and Peer Learning, Networking and Community discussions (set as draft). You will need to remove any redundant forums that may have been brought over if you requested content to be copied from a previous unit offering. 
Manage your learning resources using the Resources tool – The Faculty of Business and Law unit resources template has been populated in all unit sites. You can use sample style guides to help with organizing content. If you have requested for resources copied over from a previous unit offering, please review and amend any redundant items and or update accordingly 
Request set up of Assignment dropbox, grades, rubrics and groups (if applicable)– Faculty of Business and Law Learning Innovations team can support Unit Teams in the setup of an online Quiz, Assignment folder, Grades, and RubricRequest setup of assignment folder, grades and rubric via our online form.  
Request set up of Groups (if applicable) – Groups can be used to organize students’ work on projects or assignments. Request setup of assignment folder, grades and rubric  
Request setup of Quizzes (if applicable) – Faculty of Business and Law Learning Innovations team can support Unit Teams in the setup of an online QuizRequest setup of online quizNote: at least 2 weeks lead-time required.
Create new cloud synchronous class/session using BbCollaborate Ultra / Skype for Business – Faculty of Business and Law Learning Innovations team support can help with setup and advice on delivery. 
Add link to class/seminar recordings –in the CloudDeakin unit site for students to access the recordings. All timetabled CLASSES (lectures) are automatically recorded, whereas SEMINARs are not automatically recorded and is an opt-in process. Note: All PG seminars have been set to record.Notify BL Learning Innovations if you require a previous trimester’s recordings or alterations made  to  the  current  schedule. 
Add eReadings (if applicable, using Talis Aspire) – Check and update existing and create new links to eReadings. Contact your Faculty Librarian Liaison to create your eReadings. 
Advanced functionality – CloudDeakin advanced features enable you to interact and engage with your students.