Xerte is an open-source browser-based tool that allows educators to develop rich, interactive and highly accessible content quickly and easily and to seamlessly publish that content online
A Blackboard Test Course can be useful. Read on for more information.
To help you make a start, we have pulled together some resources on creating accessible documents.
IMPORTANT: Please read before setting up your new 2019/20 Blackboard module runs.
Please note: for this year we are recommending that staff do not perform a ‘course copy’ but instead follow the new guidance below to create an uncluttered module site.
A guide to recording live student presentations for assessment purposes.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step, visual guidance which will only take a few minutes of your time to follow.
If you have teaching and learning material lying dormant in an online topic, Xerte offers you a great way to give this content new life.
Knowing who to contact if you experience any technical difficulties in the classroom can save you considerable time and minimise any disruption to teaching.
This is an example of a FET Blackboard programme site.
So you have an idea, process or concept that you want to get across to your students but it isn’t physically possible to demonstrate it in the classroom and just talking to them about it doesn’t do it justice…
Many courses in our faculty involve students using equipment in laboratories and studios – from simple scalpels to much more complex items.
Lynda.com has dozens of courses covering the subjects taught in FET, so you’ll probably find material to supplement the modules you teach
OERs are freely available, normally digital assets for research, education and assessment – anything from whole lectures or even courses to images, pictures, software, techniques, sound or films
Bring a timeline of dates to life with images, videos, maps and web pages
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.
Educational Resources for the Built Environment (ERBE) produces unique and highly respected educational resources for academic and professional use. ERBE incorporates the Video Project and the Construction Website.
The Faculty of Environment and Technology is now formally offering in-house film production across all departments.
Flickr.com has literally millions of images – and many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, which means you are free to use the…
This infographic illustrates how to attribute photos licensed under Creative Commons correctly. How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos by Foter
I’ve been meaning to write an article about social media and learning for a long time. I’d planned to write about the benefits of wikis for collaborative group tasks; the joys of reflecting on one’s own learning with blogs; the ease with which we can share and discuss on social networks; and the plethora of still and moving imagery available on sites such as Flickr and YouTube. I was intending to demystify the world of social media for our avid readers. Instead I will simply link to a presentation about social media by Sarah Stewart.
Sarah is Professional Development Officer at Australian College of Midwives and she spoke to us a while ago about social media in higher education. She kindly and very sensibly (because her work and enthusiasm is made available to a far wider audience) puts her presentations on Slideshare.
I can view lots of Sarah’s presentations on Slideshare – she has 67 on there at the moment. On each one I can leave a comment, if I feel so inclined, or I can respond to someone else’s comments. By clicking on the ‘Share’ button on any presentation I can easily email the URL of the presentation to anyone and can share it on any Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts I may have.