In this edition:
- Get paid to consult with Blackboard – Usability campus visit, 8th and 9th April
- Lecture Capture Workshop – 12th May
- VLE Summer upgrade
- Staff Development – CMALT, Peer Observation, Forum Workshop
- Web conferencing and Screencasting – software recommendations
Blackboard usability / accessibility campus visit – 8th-9th April
Andy Jacobson – Blackboard’s accessibility and usability expert, will be visiting us on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April. Andy would like to meet with teaching staff and run detailed interviews with colleagues to understand how staff use the software and get an appreciation of the key bug bears and issues that need to be addressed with the user interface.
Andy is willing to pay staff for their time for what would be a focused, in-depth interview.
If you are interested in getting involved or know of a colleague who might be interested, please contact Richard Walker (email@example.com). This is a great opportunity to shape Blackboard’s thinking on improvements to the user interface and overall user experience.
Lecture Capture: Discussing Learning and Teaching Impact at York – 12th May
Whether you’ve been using lecture capture for a while, or are completely new to it and would like to find out more, we’d love to see you at our Lecture Capture discussion on 12th May. The workshop will explore:
- How lecture capture is used to support student learning
- Constraints and reasons against the use of lecture capture
- Opportunities for teaching practice
We especially encourage those who are willing to share their experiences of using Replay, and those who have questions about the role of lecture capture to ensure that there is a lively debate. Register your interest online or contact us (at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. Further details about this event can be found in the workshop blog post.
Summer Upgrade of Yorkshare
Please note that we are planning to carry out the upgrade over a two-day period, Tuesday 14th July and Wednesday 15th July inclusive, during which time the VLE will be unavailable to all users. If you are aware of any teaching and learning activities running during this period please contact the E-Learning Development Team and we will endeavour to find a solution for you.
If you would like to join the group or find out more about CMALT, please contact the ELDT at: email@example.com
Distance Learning Peer Observation
Learning and Teaching Forum Workshop
Technology in practice: Impact of online assessment submission on Learning and Teaching
Screencasting – software recommendations
We offer one-to-one and group consultations on a wide range of Technology Enhanced Learning issues, such as:
- Getting the most from lecture capture and personal capture;
- Use of Google apps to support student led collaboration;
- Online marking and feedback;
- Blended learning module design.
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
We also schedule training sessions every term, which can be booked via the Training link on our website.
Self-paced Yorkshare (VLE) Getting Started Tutorial
You can self-enrol on a tutorial VLE site that you can work through (or use as a reference source) for your basic VLE site development and maintenance needs. The Tutorial covers the same basic content that our Face-To-Face Getting Started workshop includes using, for the most part, short narrated walk-through videos (hosted on YouTube) contextualised into a logical tutorial framework that you can follow at your own pace. To self-enrol on this VLE site first log-in to the VLE and then hit the following link: Self-paced Yorkshare (VLE) Getting Started Tutorial (click the ‘+Enrol’ button at the bottom of the left menu).
Feedback on our website
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