New Office 365 training service

IT Services have launched a new training service to support staff and students in the use of Office 365 applications. The new self-service area on Learn hosts a variety of learning resources from Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning. The module is easy to navigate through and offers a range of bitesize videos and downloadable guides. HowRead more

Celebrating the RiTA and TIA Award Winners for 2020

Wednesday 1st July should have seen us coming together for Loughborough University’s annual Learning and Teaching Conference.  Whilst the current situation means that we cannot gather in person to share the innovation and good practice that happens at Loughborough we can still celebrate this year’s Teaching Award winners.                    Congratulations to the winners of theRead more

5 Top tips for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a platform with lots of options, apps and settings and, as such, it’s easy to miss some of the less visible features available and you may stumble when it comes to the manner in which they should be used (the etiquette if you will e.g. when should I use I post aRead more

Using the new leaderboard feature in Vevox

As part of the April 2020 update, a new frequently requested feature has been released – the option of having a leaderboad in any poll. If you choose to have this enabled, it will display to a customised screen to students that finish a poll in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. The best bit isRead more

Tips and Tricks for using Office 365

IT Services are facilitating several Office365 sessions for staff and students at the beginning of Digital Week (running from the 16th to the 20th March). These sessions will cover the tips below and much more. If you would like to learn more about how to utilise Office365, please do drop in to one of theRead more

Learn Top Tip – Creating a leaderboard for a quiz

Have you ever thought about sparking your students’ friendly competitive side by using an activity leaderboard? It has the potential to boost your student’s motivation in engaging with your modules Learn activities and the module. You can use the leader board to highlight top performers or better still, active participation.   To add the leaderRead more

Sharing Vevox polls and poll data

Vevox is a great tool for online polling in lectures, especially if you want to gauge how students are coping with the material. In this blog post we’ll cover one of the more hidden features of Vevox – the ability to share polls and the data from polls with other members of staff (they willRead more

Gathering mid-module feedback with Vevox

Loughborough University’s centrally supported student response system, Vevox, allows staff to create engaging classes through real-time polling and live discussion, but it also contains a survey feature that staff are starting to use to gather mid-module feedback. Creating a survey provides more time to act on valuable feedback from students and implement changes before moduleRead more

Useless and Useful Feedback – students’ perspectives

So, what do students really think about the feedback they get? Dr. Tendai Dube attended the Association for Learning Technologists (ALT)’s Online Winter Conference 2019 (11 – 12 December) and was intrigued and thought to share these perspectives on feedback. One of the presenters asked participants to give examples of useless feedback they had everRead more

Spotlight on… Group Work Assessment

The 20th November saw the launch of a new series of Learning and Teaching events with the first session centred around Group Work Assessment. The event shared the newly approved University Group Working Code of Practice and guidance found here and featured lighting style presentations followed by Q & A time with the panel ofRead more

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