Communicating with students, whether subject knowledge or the information needed to navigate their course, can be done in a variety of ways. Information needs to be well signposted, clearly and consistently labelled and presented in an accessible way. Clear structure and chunking of content can help students absorb information more easily.
This section includes articles on methods of presenting information such as lectures, videos, webinars and written communications, as well as best practice for Blackboard module and programme sites.
Ensure students are prepared for class by using Session Study Plans.
How to improve the quality of recorded audio in a teaching room.
How and why to extend the desktop in teaching rooms.
This video explains why PowerPoint may become your new best friend for producing your recorded lectures.
For 2021/22: All the guidance you need to know about reading lists in one place
This video gives a range of tips (technical and practical) to help prepare engaging recorded lectures.
How to use and share a document cam in hybrid teaching.
How to use a laptop instead of the podium PC to deliver a hybrid teaching session in a classroom.
How to set up a hybrid teaching session using Collaborate, share projected screens and run the chat using one monitor.
Support for Programme Leaders in setting up new programme sites or reviewing existing ones.
It is important that Blackboard content is well structured, easily navigable and clearly labelled – and FET’s module template helps you to do this.
Various ways of putting together different recordings or takes to give your students a seamless experience.
Learn how to set up and share a Panopto playlist.
How to insert one Panopto recording into another – add content you forgot to record or captured elsewhere.
Two slightly more complex ways of combining videos in Panopto – merging, and adding streams.
Advanced Panopto editing working with different streams, including how to add and remove slides.
A guide for teaching in situations where some of your students are in the physical classroom and others are online.
Use Mentimeter to share questions and answers with both on-campus and remote audiences at the same time.
How to get your recordings to look the way you want.
Why does my Blackboard Announcement email not include my subject heading? Read on for the solution.
Guidance material (including video guides and a student resource) for delivering webinars using Blackboard Collaborate.
If you want to edit a recording from Blackboard Collaborate, you will need to download it and upload it into Panopto.
Focus your students’ attention on the relevant part of your YouTube video.
Some archived, but still useful, content from the old Blackboard Support pages.
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.
Guest post from our colleagues in HAS.
Delivering content outside the lecture theatre – tips for desktop recordings.
Use PowerPoint to record your presentation without the need for additional software.
5 short videos from the LIU covering how to make, edit and publish a desktop recording.
You can use Panopto to provide video content from guest lecturers to your students on Blackboard.
Create video resources for your students using desktop recording in Panopto.
How to improve accessibility by adding a caption file to your Panopto video resource.
This is an example of a FET Blackboard programme site.
Read on to find out how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.
Use the ‘Add a YouTube video’ button to safely, and seamlessly, include YouTube content in your learning resource.
We show you how to use Presenter Mode to hide your PowerPoint notes from your audience.
Watch a short video tour to see how the FET module template can improve student and staff experience.
Written by Danny Elvidge [Senior Lecturer in Building Physics and Services] I’ve fallen in love with Panopto since being trained…
The Learning Innovation Unit has pulled together some tips based on recent experience (2017) of supporting the delivery of postgraduate distance learning programmes
Inking in PowerPoint.
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 Slideshare highlights some of the ways students use lecture capture technology.
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.