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

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

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

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

How to create a module thumbnail on Learn

By default, a patterned image is displayed as a thumbnail for your module in the ‘My modules’ view on Learn, but this can be changed… You can now quickly replace this with a chosen thumbnail image for your module. For instance, if your module is lab based, you may want select a lab image fromRead more

Top tips for Evaluation of Technological Teaching tools

The following blog post was written by Samantha Chester following her attendance at the EUNIS 2019 conference in Trondheim. The post aims to give you some food for thought on how to evaluate technology used in your learning and teaching. Surveys! The most talked about evaluation tool at the conference was the trusty survey. IRead more

What’s new in Learn for 2019/20

Following this year’s rollover, there are some changes coming to Learn. For students, they’ll see: Improved Timeline and My Modules view – The Timeline view, which acts as a checklist of all assignments in Learn, has been updated so it can now be filtered to show all, overdue or those assignments within a time period.Read more

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