Posts By: twebb

Animation with PowerPoint

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Kevin Stratvert, a former Microsoft engineer, has put together a step-by-step tutorial on learning how to use animations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Covering all the essentials of animating in PowerPoint, the tutorial looks at: animation fundamentals layering on multiple animations adjusting the duration and speed building out a complete animation scene using morph to animate objects… Read more »

Sharing your Zoom (Panopto) recordings on Brightspace

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When you have recorded a Zoom session or recorded a video using Panopto, you will receive an email from Panopto to notify you that the recording has been processed. The email will have a link to the recording for your personal use. Unfortunately, this video link cannot be copied and shared with students. To share… Read more »

LT Drop-ins in April

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A reminder that further to our usual day-to-day support, Learning Technologists are still online at 11am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in our dedicated drop-in sessions via Zoom. Simply click on the link in the table on the Brightspace Staff Resources Workshops and Drop-in pages between 11-11.30am on the day to meet with an LT… Read more »

THE Campus and online learning communities

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THE Campus is a collection of advice and resources for online teaching created by academic peers. THE Campus aims to provide advice and solutions for all your online teaching and learning challenges. Curated resources include research evidence into effective online teaching, case studies on how to successfully transition into digital higher education and how to… Read more »

Comparing results over time with Mentimeter

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With Mentimeter it’s possible to use the same presentation several times in different sessions with different audiences.  But did you know you can collect and compare answers on slides and identify trends? When you ‘Reset Results’ for your presentations to start a new round of voting, the previous results are actually stored and you can… Read more »

Mentimeter ‘Pin on Image’ question type

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Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience in real time through various visualisations. It’s completely anonymous and works particularly well with large cohorts where less confident students have the opportunity to make their voice heard. Mentimeter have… Read more »

Responding to your MUSE results

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MUSE (Mid-Unit Student Evaluation) has been running on the majority of Brightspace units this week so here are some useful reminders on how to view results, prepare and respond to feedback, and make your comments available to students. BU purposefully does not have a set structure for the MUSE ‘Responding to your Feedback’ page as… Read more »

Free virtual conference on Online and Blended learning for HE

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After their inaugural event last year, organised in immediate response to the Covid crisis, REMOTE is back on June 9-10 2021. Hosted by Arizona State University, the event aims to join educators and decision makers from universities and colleges globally to view and engage with presenters and peers on pedagogy, blended learning and best practice… Read more »

Free webinar: Accelerate and humanise skills-based learning with video feedback and assessment

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On Wednesday 10 March 14.00 – 15.00 GMT, Times Higher Education and GoReact are offering a free webinar panel discussion about the role of video assessment and feedback in remote and face-to-face courses, and why it is becoming increasingly important for a wide variety of subjects. The discussion will exchange knowledge and provide examples of best… Read more »

Digifest 2021 – 8-11 March

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Digifest 2021 is now a free event for Jisc member organisations. Digifest is the UK’s leading edtech conference and members can join for free in an innovative and interactive online environment across four days. Digifest 2021 will focus on learning and teaching and libraries, providing a space to share best practice, learnings and experiences from 2020. You can find… Read more »