This session will look at how LinkedIn Learning can be used to boost students’ employability with course related content, using learning pathways and the curator role.
- This session was delivered on 22 and 26 November 2021.
To support staff in recording their on-campus teaching, these face-to-face sessions will look at recording in classrooms with Panopto, Zoom, Collaborate and Teams. They will also cover recording the visualiser (where one is available) and briefly look at how to use the lectern control panel. Note: these sessions are repeats of the sessions run at the start of the academic year, and are primarily intended for staff whose teaching starts in semester 2 and so did not attend a session in semester 1; however, all are welcome.
- This session was delivered on 22 and 30 November 2021.
Managing video content (Panopto)
This session will show you the best way to manage your Panopto video content. The session will cover editing, adding quizzes and embedding YouTube content in your Panopto videos.
Setting up online exams
This session will demonstrate the process for setting up online exams in Blackboard in line with exam guidance for the academic year 2021/22. The session will be in two parts. Part 1 will focus on setting up submission points for traditional written exams. Part 2 will focus on setting up Blackboard Tests for multiple-choice type exams, including pitfalls to avoid to ensure smooth running of the exam.
- This session was delivered on 26 November and 15 December 2021.
This session covers the setting up of Turnitin points for formative (“draft”) and summative (“final”) submissions. The session includes the change of Turnitin version which happened in August and an outline of the new Authorship Module. Please note this session does not cover detailed application of the Authorship Module: that is covered in the “Getting the most from Turnitin” seminar.
- This session was delivered on 30 November and 6 December 2021.
Automatic transcripts from recordings
In this session we provide and introduction to using Digital Learning solutions to provide automated transcriptions of recordings. We will provide some suggestions as to the suitability of solutions in different situations, but strongly encourage participants to come along with scenarios and examples of where they might use or encourage students to use these facilities so that we can give authentic examples.
Moving to online portfolios (creating portfolios and workbooks in PebblePad)
This session will be useful for those unfamiliar with PebblePad and have paper-based portfolios who are interested in moving onto an online platform. It will cover the basics of PebblePad and the differences between portfolios and workbooks.
Online tools in the classroom
This session will cover a range of tools to enhance your teaching practice. These are tools that you may have used in online teaching but which can also be used in your face-to-face teaching. We will be covering collaborative tools (such as Google apps, Padlet and Whiteboard) and polling tools (such as Socrative, Turning Point, interactive PowerPoint and Kahoot).
Getting the most from Turnitin
In this session we look at how to gain most value from the use of Turnitin including how the new Authorship module can support both students and academics. This session does not cover the basic set up of Turnitin point (which is covered in the “Turnitin Basics” session).
- This session was delivered on 8 and 16 December 2021.
Setting up PebblePad (ATLAS) in Blackboard to manage online portfolios
This session will cover how to setup an ATLAS workspace to manage PebblePad portfolios and workbooks. It will focus on linking a Blackboard site to an ATLAS workspace.
Encouraging student creativity through online tools
This session will explore online tools that can be used both inside and outside the classroom to encourage student creative thinking and assist in the production of creative assessment artefacts. We will look at tools for both individual and collaborative creativity..
- This session was delivered on 6 and 14 January 2022.
Creating engaging presentations
This session will show you how to get the most out of PowerPoint/Presentation software, ideas of how to present and how to make your presentations more interactive.
- This session was delivered on 7 and 20 January 2022.
Teaching using webinars for beginners
This session will look at how to use Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate for beginners, suitable for new starters or anyone that would like to refresh their knowledge on delivering via webinars.
Managing ATLAS marking and feedback in PebblePad
This session will dive deeper into the functionality of ATLAS; not just looking at how to view student submissions but marking, extensions and other functions.
- This session was delivered on 12 and 18 January 2022.
Turnitin: The student experience
This session looks at how staff can support students in using Turnitin formatively in order to better understand and prevent plagiarism and improve their academic work.
- This session was delivered on 12 and 18 January 2022.
This workshop will focus on small step changes that can be made when creating new or updating existing learning materials in Blackboard to increase the accessibility of course content. The session will explore: common accessibility issues identified in Blackboard course content across the University; guidance for meeting basic accessibility requirements when creating content; and tools, hints and tips to resolve common accessibility issues in course content.
- This session was delivered on 13 and 19 January 2022.
Preparing your Blackboard sites for semester two
This session will guide you through preparing your Blackboard sites for the upcoming academic year. It will include general housekeeping tips, a reminder of the Threshold Standards for Supporting Learning with Technology, and ensuring that content is accessible.
Teaching online: Blackboard Collaborate basics
This session introduces Blackboard Collaborate, a webinar tool integrated with Blackboard which can be used to deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials online. Guidance on using Blackboard Collaborate can be found on the Digital Learning guides page.
Designing effective Blackboard sites
This session will give you tips and advice on laying out your materials to aid the user experience and ideas of how to add resources so that they are more interactive.