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
Use Panopto to record your lectures and classes while they happen or to record presentations at your desk.
Record, upload, manage and deliver video and audio files. Enable students to record and submit video assignments
Find out how Blackboard’s originality checker can be used to embed good referencing practice.
Step by step instructions from Blackboard Support for copying your recording(s).
Use the ‘Add a YouTube video’ button to safely, and seamlessly, include YouTube content in your learning resource.
Here are some tips that students might find helpful when watching Panopto event capture recordings.
There are lots of good things about PebblePad (and a few not so good, too!) and in this article I will share with you my top three.
Use Panopto to record your lectures and classes while they happen or to record presentations at your desk
To help you get started with Kaltura this September, the LIU has produced a collection of videos and instructions covering four essential tasks.
The first consideration would be the type of questions your test needs to have. Blackboard has a wider variety of question types and, depending on the subject matter of the test, this may be the deciding factor.
Have you come across references to Dewis and were unsure of what it is? Does the module you teach involve numeracy and maths?
Following these tips should help your Panopto experience in the classroom go smoothly.
Learning materials and tasks designed are delivered to students’ smartphones when (and only when) they physically visit locations specified beforehand by the lecturer.
Find out what students using a smartphone see on Blackboard
Collaborate online in real time by synchronous text or voice chat
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 approach to Blackboard module sites In…
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.
A wiki is simply a website on which users can easily create and edit web pages and edit the content (text, images, hyperlinks etc.) on those pages. They are good for group and project work where students are asked to work together to plan, develop or present their work.
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 they wish to work in after…
Types of Questions
Many instructors see multiple-choice questions as limited to testing students’ recall of facts. However, multiple-choice clicker questions can actually serve many other purposes in the class, including assessing students’ higher-order thinking skills. Since clicker questions can be used not only to assess students but to engage them, some very effective clicker questions are quite different than multiple-choice questions that might appear on exams.
Here are a few types of clicker questions.
Recall Questions: These questions ask students to recall facts, concepts, or techniques relevant to class. They are often used to see if students did the reading, remember important points from prior classes, or have memorized key facts. They rarely generate discussion, however, and don’t require higher-order thinking skills.
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.
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, 2B020, 2B025, 2D67, 4B031 and ECC…
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.