Every module run and programme has a site on Blackboard. Use it for making announcements, launching learning activities, providing materials, and for online assessment and feedback.
For recording and delivering video and audio. Use it to capture your slides and desktop, to add captions and quizzes, and to securely store and release recordings in Blackboard.
An online polling tool to add interactivity to a live or recorded presentation. Used for icebreakers, knowledge checks, gauging opinion and prompting debate.
A virtual classroom webinar tool for communicating online in real time by voice or text. Use it for group discussions, collaborative activities, one-to-ones and as a social space.
An online platform where students evidence their learning in portfolios and workbooks. Use it to securely view, assess and provide feedback on students’ work as it develops.
LinkedIn Learning has thousands of training videos for software, design and business skills. Use it to supplement teaching and to help students develop skills.
interactive learning materials
Xerte is a tool for creating accessible, multi-media, interactive resources. Use it to create engaging learning materials that students access using a web browser.
A resource for students to access their recommended reading quickly and easily. Use it to create dynamic reading lists that can be embedded within Blackboard.
assessing maths and statistics
A web-based algorithmic assessment system for maths and statistics. Use it for summative assessment or allow students to use it for formative learning.
Teams is a suite of messaging, file sharing and video conferencing tools in Microsoft Office 365. Use it to work together with others synchronously and asynchronously.
suitable for your subject
Lots of other great learning tools are available on the web. To help ensure tools are suitable for use with students we have a checklist of things to look out for.
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Compare the different tools for running asynchronous tests and quizzes.
This video explains why PowerPoint may become your new best friend for producing your recorded lectures.
Microsoft Forms has some great features for use in education. With the ability to combine automatic and manual grading, leave individual feedback, and report on results both by student and…
Things to consider if you are thinking of using Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning on your module.
For 2021/22: All the guidance you need to know about reading lists in one place
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.
Structure and standardise your feedback on PebblePad by creating templates.
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.
Please read this guidance if you are planning on using group work for summative assessment.
It is important that Blackboard content is well structured, easily navigable and clearly labelled – and FET’s module template helps you to do this.
Forms can be integrated into Teams and Outlook, embedded in your Blackboard module or shared using a link.
Highlights of the online Xerte conference.
Microsoft Translate can be used to translate or transcribe audio, text, and even text in images.
Tips for helping students use Microsoft Teams for group work and research projects.
Panopto and Collaborate can both be used for assessed student presentations – which is best for your scenario?
Create groups in your Blackboard course for facilitating group work, providing different materials to different students, or for administrative purposes.
Some ideas for active learning in webinars using Microsoft Whiteboard.
To avoid student panics on the day of assessment, consider setting up a practice assignment submission in Blackboard.
These short, engaging activities can be subject-relevant as well as providing a talking point for students.
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.
How to improve accessibility on your self-created video resources by creating a captions file in YouTube.
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.
Create a transcript from automated captions.
Use Mentimeter to share questions and answers with both on-campus and remote audiences at the same time.
A series of short videos on how to use the new Blackboard Collaborate Assessment tool with your students.
Make your desktop recordings more accessible by using Panopto automatic captioning.
How to get your recordings to look the way you want.
A guide to getting your students onto a Teams meeting if Blackboard Collaborate is unavailable
Please read this guidance before using the free version of Padlet.
Why you should avoid enabling guest links, and best practice for when they are necessary.
If you use Panopto quizzes, make sure you understand how to link to the Panopto recordings correctly.
Why does my Blackboard Announcement email not include my subject heading? Read on for the solution.
Understand the different roles in Collaborate webinars and how to assign them.
You can use Mentimeter within your Panopto recordings to keep them interactive just as you would in a classroom.
Get links for your live Collaborate session and recording, for students who can’t enter through the Blackboard module site.
Guidance material (including video guides and a student resource) for delivering webinars using Blackboard Collaborate.
Important information for staff recording student presentations using Panopto
Use shared documents in breakout rooms for students to record the results of collaborative activities.
Use shared OneDrive files to create sign-up lists for your students.
How to share a file with students on your module using a distribution list or through Blackboard.
Understand sharing in OneDrive – creating live links to your files.
Download audio from Panopto to make podcasts or use in Xerte.
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.
Some instructions for your students on using PowerPoint to record if they are unable to use Kaltura.
Learn which tools can help you implement Laurillard’s six learning types online.
Quickly add captions to all your Kaltura recordings.
Suggestions for active learning activities using Panopto tools.
Encourage students to get more from your video recordings by adding bookmarks, taking notes and discussing with classmates.
Here are some tips that students might find helpful when watching Panopto event capture recordings.
Learn how to use Mentimote to control your Mentimeter presentations remotely from your smartphone.
Options for running a synchronous test or quiz in a classroom or webinar.
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.
Make Teams work better for you by learning how to use notification settings.
How to make and send video and audio feedback for students
Guest post from our colleagues in HAS.
The Interactive Tutorials Report in Collaborate shows you who joined your live sessions.
Delivering content outside the lecture theatre – tips for desktop recordings.
A workaround for recording your meetings in Teams.
Use PowerPoint to record your presentation without the need for additional software.
How to ensure your students’ assignments are small enough to be checked in SafeAssign.
The LIU’s guide to participating in webinars for students.
Using breakout groups, polling and feedback icons for interaction in Collaborate.
Get students working together in your online sessions by using breakout groups.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 2. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
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.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 3. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
These instructions cover how to manually set up a submission point for an online exam.
As a UWE member of staff, you can use Panopto on your work or home computer. Here’s how to do it.
Add interactivity to your videos using Panopto quizzes, Mentimeter or Xerte.
A short video guide to changing your assignment dates in PebblePad.
If you or your students are denied access to a recording, please read on for the solution.
An article on using Panopto for desktop recording and running webinars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Create video resources for your students using desktop recording in Panopto.
A simple way to add quizzes into your Panopto recordings.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 1. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
This resource introduces you to six effective HE feedback practices, their benefits and how you can implement them in PebblePad.
Some things to consider when converting your polls to Mentimeter from other systems such as TurningPoint.
Learn how to hide results, close a poll and share both the results and the presentation itself.
How to improve accessibility by adding a caption file to your Panopto video resource.
How to improve accessibility by adding a caption file to your Kaltura video resource.
A quick guide to help you find your way around the Mentimeter polling tool.
Case study on flipped learning and using desktop recording to provide teaching materials, by Senior Research Fellow Juliet Jain.
Find out more about this browser-based tool for creating interactive and accessible online resources.
A Blackboard Test Course can be useful. Read on for more information.
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Record, upload, manage and deliver video and audio files. Enable students to record and submit video assignments
This is an example of a FET Blackboard programme site.
Find out how Blackboard’s originality checker can be used to embed good referencing practice.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step, visual guidance which will only take a few minutes of your time to follow.
Step by step instructions from Blackboard Support for copying your recording(s).