QLearn is the department’s new digital learning management system for student learning that has replaced The Learning Place.
QLearn is a simple, engaging and reliable learning ecosystem that can support every student and learner at every stage of their learning journey.
The QLearn Learning Ecosystem is comprehensive and includes the following.
Canvas: The department’s learning management system. It is the main gateway to student and workforce learning. Canvas also incorporates:
Canvas Commons: A digital library where educators can find, import and share learning resources with other Canvas users
Canvas Studio: Lets educators create and deliver an engaging and interactive learning experience for students. Studio allows for instructions, assessments and additional learning to be incorporated in a video experience.
OneSchool: Integration with OneSchool provides for the automatic creation of courses, as well as the enrolment of students, teachers and other required participants based on the school’s OneSchool timetable.
Atomic Jolt: Atomic Search is an integrated plug-in that indexes Canvas content to allow for more powerful searching.
openEquella: The department’s learning object repository used to access over 75,000 resources.
Importantly, QLearn integrates seamlessly with MS Office 365 allowing for the best of both worlds. Students can use MS Office 365 documents, spreadsheets or presentations for Canvas Collaborations.
The following are coming later this year.
Cerego: Adaptive learning technology using brain science. Cerego uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to enable educators to easily design course content that will build the student’s knowledge through each step of the learning process.
QParents: For parents with an active QParents account, QParents allows observer access for parents and carers, enabling them to be more engaged in their student’s classroom activities.
Canvas Student ePortfolios and Canvas Credentials: Combined e-portfolio tool that allows students to visually showcase their work and projects.
QLearn supports students’ different learning needs
QLearn integrates with a number of the department’s enterprise platforms.
Microsoft Office 365 providing students to access and edit their documents within QLearn and external to QLearn and allowing students to submit assignments including spreadsheets or presentations.
Identity and Access Management populating student and staff information in QLearn.
OneSchool (student and school information system) automatically enrolling staff and student in course shells within QLearn aligned to the OneSchool class timetable.
QLearn enables differentiated learning by delivering:
Microsoft Immersive Reader. Immersive Reader assists students of any age and reading ability with features such as reading text aloud, breaking text into syllables, translating languages, focusing attention through highlighting and increasing spacing between lines
capacity for both
asynchronous learning opportunities. Being real-time, synchronous learning allows students to engage with class materials and their peers at the same time, giving them a more immersive connected environment. With
asynchronous online learning, students have the flexibility to learn in their own time at their own pace
accessible learning materials through the built-in 'A11Y checker'
learning pathways within learning material, with progress guided by meeting
requirements and achieving
Mastery Paths so that teachers can layout different learning pathways within modules related to student capacity and ability. This can help increase student choice and meet learners where they are.
Later in 2023, adaptive learning system
Cerego will be included to leverage cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI) which will strengthen knowledge retention and skill development for individual students.
QLearn is preparing students for the future
Later in 2023, students will have access to an eportfolio through
Canvas Student ePortfolios. This can be used to collect, curate and showcase the results of learning activities in QLearn, as well as in outside activities. Using an ePortfolio will encourage thoughtful reflection on learning outcomes and experiences.
Students will also have access to
Canvas Credentials. This will enable badges to be earned for achieving learning milestones in QLearn and these milestones can be connected in pathways to guide and reward student learning.
Learning is a partnership with parents
Coming later in 2023, parents with a QParents account will have observer access to their child’s learning in QLearn, enabling them to:
keep up to date with their child’s learning via notifications
plan for a successful year by viewing the course calendar
be more engaged in their child’s classroom activities
track their child’s learning progress via access to assignment, feedback and grades.
The quality of discussion between the school and home will grow with increased visibility and in doing so, will contribute to each child reaching their potential.