A compilation of our Advent teaching and learning tips, in case you missed them.
You can create groups of students in your Blackboard course. This can be useful for facilitating group work, providing different materials to different students, or dividing your class up for administrative purposes.
If you’re missing a whiteboard, check out Microsoft Whiteboard, a collaborative digital canvas that is available to download from the UWE software centre (there is an online version but it…
To avoid student panics on the day of assessment, consider setting up a practice assignment submission in Blackboard.
Mentimeter is easy to use, has some great features and has proven popular with staff and students alike. The aim of this post is to share some examples of how…
A guide for teaching in situations where some of your students are in the physical classroom and others are online.
Using Mentimeter in hybrid teaching so that questions and answers can be shared with both on-campus and remote audiences at the same time.
This is a series of short videos on how to use the new Blackboard Collaborate Assessment tool with your students.
There have been a number of people causing disruption to webinars after accessing sessions using Guest links. Guest links allow users to enter sessions anonymously and should NOT be used…
Why does my Blackboard Announcement email not include my subject heading? Read on for the solution.
Important information for staff recording student presentations using Panopto
A resource to help you implement UWE’s four principles of learning design.
Learn which tools can help you implement Laurillard’s six learning types online.
Plan your lessons using a variety of activities to help your students learn.
Suggestions for active learning activities using Panopto tools.
Find out about the changes to the 2020/21 FET Blackboard Module Template and other support to help you create an accessible module site.
IMPORTANT: Please read before setting up your new 2020/21 Blackboard module runs.
How to make and send video and audio feedback for students
These guiding principles are here to support Programme Leaders in setting up new programme sites or reviewing their existing programme,
Authored by Tom Buckley, Lauren Philp Edited by: Michael Harris, Ghizzi Dunlop and Paul Redford ‘Podcast’ has become the shorthand for audio-only media. It originally was synonymous with audio-only files…
Delivering content outside the lecture theatre – tips for desktop recordings.
Whether you’re using a flipped learning model, facilitating group work or just wanting to give your students some individual support, online interaction can be done through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Here…
Advice for staff on setting take-home exams and advice for students on hand-written and hand-drawn answers
Breakout groups allow multiple linked Collaborate sessions to happen at the same time; the online equivalent of students splitting off to work in groups in a classroom. In a breakout…
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 2. This series of articles explores how Mentimeter can be used to enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
5 short videos from the LIU covering how to make, edit and publish a desktop recording.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 3. This series of articles explores how Mentimeter can be used to enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
As there have been a number of communications about assessments, this guide is designed to pull together all the information you need, point you to the essential information and set…
These instructions cover setting up a submission point for an online exam (as part of the contingency plan).
Add interactivity to your videos using Panopto quizzes, Mentimeter or Xerte.
An article on using Panopto for desktop recording and running webinars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Guidance material from the LIU for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to deliver webinars (live lectures and lessons delivered virtually).
To find out more about creating resources for your students using desktop recordings, please read on.
A simple way to add quizzes into your Panopto recordings.
Learn more about current feedback practices using our guide to effective feedback in HE.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 1. This series of articles explores how Mentimeter can be used to enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
If you are working from home due to University closure, it could be useful to set up virtual office hours. The key thing is to make it clear to your…
Our new resource introduces you to six effective HE feedback practices, their benefits and how you can implement them in PebblePad.
A guide to recording live student presentations for assessment purposes.
Earlier this year Senior Research Fellow, Juliet Jain, made her first desktop recording. Interested in using timetabled sessions for active learning, she talks to the LIU about the results.
Read on for tips on how to create well-written, reliable and valid multiple choice questions.
A Blackboard Test Course can be useful. Read on for more information.
If your students need to record their presentations, please ensure they receive this guidance about the new Kaltura Capture recorder.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step, visual guidance which will only take a few minutes of your time to follow.
Read on to find out how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.
For information on the different licences available, exceptions and examples of using copyright content in your teaching material and recordings.
If you are using Panopto, you might be interested in viewing the statistics for your recordings.
Rather than focusing on traditional laboratory based experimentation the PhySense project enables the general public (Citizen Scientists) to conduct biological experiments and share their experimental results.
We show you how to use Presenter Mode to hide your PowerPoint notes from your audience.
In this video academics from FET tell us how they have used PebblePad to deliver authentic and innovative assessments to students from foundation to masters level.
If you want to run an online multiple choice questions exam under controlled conditions in an exam room, here are step by step instructions. In good time before the exam…
Watch a short video tour of a module site from your department to see how the FET module template can improve student and staff experience.
Knowing who to contact if you experience any technical difficulties in the classroom can save you considerable time and minimise any disruption to teaching.
Written by Danny Elvidge [Senior Lecturer in Building Physics and Services] I’ve fallen in love with Panopto since being trained up two years ago. I now record all of my…
When you first use discussion boards with your students, it is a good idea to give them some guidance around the etiquette of using these.
The Learning Innovation Unit has pulled together some tips based on recent experience (2017) of supporting the delivery of postgraduate distance learning programmes
We are often asked for advice about annotating slides and pointing out things on slides during a lecture. This is often in connection with recording the lecture with Panopto, where…
The term ‘webinar’ is perhaps mostly associated with meeting with a group of people, however the technology used for webinars can also be used very effectively as a way of…
For students to be able to view your recording, you most likely want to add it to the relevant part of your Blackboard module or 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…
Encouraging students to use the feedback icons not only keeps them engaged, it gives you feedback too
This video helps to answer a common question
One way of making webinars more interactive, engaging and useful for learners is to use polling
Nick Simpson, part of the civil and environmental engineering cluster at UWE, has developed Augmented Reality (AR) models for use in the classroom
Catherine Hobbs and Ben Drew have been using the flipped classroom approach in their teaching for several years now.
LinkedIn Learning 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
This Slideshare highlights some of the ways students use lecture capture technology.
Image source: education infographics on e-Learning Infographics What is your definition of blended learning? Let us know in the comments.
Informal micro credits to encourage and reward participation
In the first semester of 2014/15 I worked with a FET lecturer in Geography and Environmental Management, Sara-Jayne Williams, who teaches on a module called Society, Youth & Ageing. Together we developed a plan whereby students would blog about the subject matter and share their blogs with each other in order to construct subject knowledge as a class.
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…
What is flipping? ‘Flipped learning’ or ‘the flipped classroom’ are recent buzz words/phrases in education. Flipping is an approach that comes in two parts: the ‘transmission’ or ‘delivery’ part of…
Gamification in education is the use of game thinking and game design elements in non-game contexts to engage learners in problem solving situations. In The Gamification of Higher Education Teaching…