Digital skills

Creative ways to use Padlet

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  Padlet works like an online sheet of paper onto which people add content including images, videos, documents, text or links to external resources.  Students and staff can then organise the content on the page and engage with it through comments and reactions (likes, votes, stars and grades). This means Padlet works particularly well for… Read more »

Brightspace online quizzes 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 »

Zoom security improvements and useful tips

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From the 17 November our default recommendation for Zoom sessions will include enabling authentication and using Waiting Rooms, this means students will need to sign-in to join sessions. This change brings in a number of benefits: Improved security as Zoom sessions are restricted to only allow members of the University to join Students will join… Read more »

Daily LT drop-ins continue

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Throughout November your Learning Technologists will continue to be online daily at 11am every week day. These sessions are run via Zoom and can be accessed via the Brightspace Staff Resources online drop in pages. Simply click on the link in the table on the day between 11-11.30am. You might need some help setting up an… Read more »

Getting started with Mentimeter

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Have you started using interactive presentations with Mentimeter yet? Mentimeter offer regular free webinars to help you get to know everything you need to start running your own Mentimeter presentations. You’ll learn the basic functions of Mentimeter including: How and when to use Mentimeter How to create and edit your own presentations How and when… Read more »

The benefits of lecture capture

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There are several benefits to recording teaching delivery, for both staff and students, and this has become more important with the challenges students face when predominantly accessing their teaching sessions from off-campus. The Digital Pedagogies Framework supports the recording of teaching delivery including embedding recordings into Brightspace, renaming with clear titles and dates, contextualising with key… Read more »

Adding subtitles to live presentations

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Would you like to add subtitles to your live presentations as they happen? Students who rely on captions or subtitles can sometimes struggle to follow live presentations; both Zoom and Panopto produce transcripts of recordings, but these happen after the event. Now, using a feature built-in to PowerPoint called Microsoft Translator, it is possible caption… Read more »

Quick tips for Zoom and Panopto

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As Semester 1 gets into full swing, we’re all getting more familiar with the tools available for teaching online and their functionality. Here are a few pointers to help you use these tools effectively for your online teaching delivery. Create a Panopto folder on your unit Thanks to the integration of Zoom with Brightspace, any… Read more »

Workshops and Drop-ins reminder

FLIE workshops and daily drop-ins are still continuing, to help support staff in the development and delivery of their online and blended pedagogies. FLIE Digital Pedagogies Framework themes View the timetable and access the sessions from the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff Resources area. There’s no need to book, simply click on… Read more »