Digital skills

Peer assessment with uGrade – FLIE workshops

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What is uGrade? uGrade is BU’s name for a peer and self-assessment system called WebPA, a product of Loughborough University and the University of Hull. uGrade is open source, locally hosted and integrated with Brightspace. It allows groups of students to mark each other’s (and their own) participation in group work against set criteria. How does… Read more »

Brightspace online quiz tool – FAQs

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Are you thinking about using online quizzes for assessment? Using the Brightspace quiz tool can bring several benefits, such as reducing the administrative burden, reaching large cohorts, and providing some basic analytics around question and response statistics. Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions around online quizzes to help get you started. Creating… Read more »

Signposting and Zoom recordings

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‘What one thing could universities do to improve the quality of digital teaching and learning?’ This question was posed to students in Jisc’s recent Student Digital Experience Insights survey 2020. The top two themes arising from this question on how to help students learn effectively were: Record all lectures and upload promptly Improve consistency and… Read more »

New Mentimeter Online Tutorial

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Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions anonymously during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience in real time through various visualisations. To help you become more familiar with some of the functionality of Mentimeter and enable a better understanding of how and when you… Read more »

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 »

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 »