Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

The Project On the 8th of June 2021, Breshna Rani and I have been tasked with coming up with a template for transcripts to be approved by the Senior Educational Technologist in LEaD and subsequently used in a first instance to generate digitally accessible transcripts for the individual presentations within City’s third annual Learning and…Continue Reading Creating digitally accessible descriptive transcripts from raw media and text files

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunches 2020/21. Part 1 OneNote

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Over the past academic year, there have been a total of 20 LEaD Light lunch sessions where academic and professional colleagues gave short informal talks on topics relating to online teaching and other digital education related topics.  LEaD Light lunch sessions were started in Autumn 2020 to support the Learning and Teaching community and its…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunches 2020/21. Part 1 OneNote

Improved Kaltura Video Player

Kaltura has an improved and more accessible player for the coming academic year. Interactive Transcript The player provides an Interactive Transcript feature that can be displayed or hidden. Students can play the video and follow the transcript. The text is highlighted as the video plays. Students can search for a specific word or term and…Continue Reading Improved Kaltura Video Player

Moodle 3.9 Update – Drop-in Sessions

Moodle will be updated to version 3.9 over the weekend of July 2nd to July 5th. Last week, the Digital Education Team presented a LEaD Light Lunch on the main improvements in the update. But if you have further questions, from July 6th, the Digital Education Team are offering twice weekly drop-in sessions where you…Continue Reading Moodle 3.9 Update – Drop-in Sessions

ISLA – Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities

Hybrid teaching is a relatively new pedagogic and technical methodology for live teaching simultaneously to students on campus and online. Although it has been in practice for some time within higher education in the USA, notably with the Hyflex model originating in 2006. There has been a significant uptake in this hybrid approach since the…Continue Reading ISLA – Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities

Moodle 3.9 – Other improvements

The updated version of Moodle (v3.9) will be available on Monday 5th July 2021. New quiz question type The update introduces a new type of quiz question – the all or nothing multiple choice question. It has always been possible to create multiple choice questions where students select more than one option from a list…Continue Reading Moodle 3.9 – Other improvements

Vacancy- Assistant Educational Technologist- City, University of London

Assistant Educational Technologist City, University of London Salary:  £30,046  to £36,914 Closing date: Thursday 8th July 2021 View Job Description Link to vacancy application City, University of London seeks to recruit an Educational Technologist as part of Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD). LEaD is a multiskilled service that supports, develops, and influences education at City….Continue Reading Vacancy- Assistant Educational Technologist- City, University of London

Guest speaker joins final LEaD Writing Group of 2020/21

On Wednesday July 7th, Dr Jane Secker and myself will be hosting our final LEaD Writing Group of the academic year. This group has been running since 2016, and provides City colleagues with space + time to write, technical support for blogging, and general explorations of writing practice. As they have all been since spring…Continue Reading Guest speaker joins final LEaD Writing Group of 2020/21

Echo360 plugin in Moodle 3.9

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As part of the Moodle 3.9 update, our Echo360 Lecture Capture plugin has been updated. The updated plugin includes: a streamlined workflow for adding links to Lecture Capture via Moodle. ability to add polls to your Lecture Capture content to check student progress and provide interactivity in your Lecture Capture content. Students have to provide…Continue Reading Echo360 plugin in Moodle 3.9

H5P in Moodle 3.9

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H5P interactive content is one of the features available to our Moodle pilot users. H5P provides a range of content types to design engaging content and enables you to build interactions to engage students in more active online learning approaches. The H5P activity works well on mobiles, so students can interact with this at a…Continue Reading H5P in Moodle 3.9