Upload, record, manage and deliver video and audio files. Enable students to take video quizzes and record and submit video assignments
Find out what students using a smartphone see on Blackboard
Collaborate online in real time by synchronous text or voice chat
Use Panopto to record your lectures and classes while they happen or to record presentations at your desk
PebblePad provides individual and collective online spaces for students and staff to develop, share, reflect on and communicate their learning and achievement
All Blackboard-related information can be accessed from this page. The key source of information on all Blackboard queries is UWE’s Blackboard Support website. Faculty
With Xerte you can create interactive, multi-media, accessible learning objects using just a web browser – no need to install any additional software on your computer. Xerte is available for any members of staff in FET to use.
TurningPoint is polling software that enables students to ‘vote’ or respond to questions in classrooms and lecture theatres using ‘clickers’ and/or smartphones, tablet computers or laptops to make responses. TurningPoint can help make teaching in classrooms and lecture theatres more interactive. It can be used, for example, to survey views, assess understanding, group revision, and to give learners more control of the content or pace of lectures.
Piazza is a Q&A and discussion platform designed to simulate real class discussion. It aims to get high quality answers to difficult questions, fast.
A blog is a website which usually takes the form of a series of posts arranged in reverse-chronologocal order, i.e. the most recent post appears at the top of the page. Students writing their own blogs, commenting on other people’s blogs, and consulting blogs written by experts in their field are common learning activities in Higher Education today.
It might be a good way to promote active and informal learning and to help learners make connections between academic work and the sector
Blackboard Collaborate is a system that allows participants to collaborate online in real-time (synchronously). It is available through the module and programme coursesites on the Blackboard. It is particularly useful for delivering online (or virtual) classroom sessions (also called webinars) to distance and work-based learning students.
via Classroom Response Systems (“Clickers”) | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University. Types of Questions Many instructors see multiple-choice questions as limited to testing students’
I’ve been meaning to write an article about social media and learning for along time. I’d planned to write about the benefits of wikis
The Piazza environment is more akin to the online social media spaces that students often use outside of those provided by their university to talk about their studies. It feels less like an institutionally provided space and more like a space students can call their own.
A wiki is a website where users can easily add, edit and delete content without specialist software or technical knowledge. Users can create new wiki pages and link them to others, and they can edit existing pages, including those created by other learners.
In UWE we can use ‘clickers’ and software from TurningPoint to make presentations and lectures more engaging. A number of lecture theatres (4D56, 1N05,
For several years now wikis and blogs have both been widely used in Higher Education. Both are platforms for easily publishing material to the web and both provide a platform for feedback. Both are ideal for learner-centred activities with learners taking part in collaborative tasks aiding knowledge construction. And both can be used to deliver rich content for learners to absorb.