Year: 2021

Moodle 3.9 – Activity Chooser

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The updated version of Moodle (v3.9) will be available on Monday 5th July 2021. One improvement that will benefit all staff is the new Activity Chooser. The Activity Chooser now has tabs – Starred, All, Activities, Resources and Recommended – to make it easier to find the content you want to add to your module….Continue Reading Moodle 3.9 – Activity Chooser

Moodle 3.9 key dates

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Moodle will be unavailable between 8pm on Friday 2nd July and 8am on Monday 5th July 2021. This is to update Moodle to the latest release (v3.9), optimise the database and allow enough time to resolve any issues that might arise following the update. You will not be able to access modules or run any…Continue Reading Moodle 3.9 key dates

Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

This Blog is a collaboration by students and speakers involved in the event. Edited by Elisabetta Lando  This was the first Learning and Teaching Exchange where student speakers took to the virtual teaching podium to tell staff how things were going from their perspective.  Some great ideas and some very useful tips were shared. Ruqaiyah Javaid (Vice-President for…Continue Reading Learning and Teaching Exchange. Turning the Tables

A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19

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This post follows on from ‘‘The office is not obsolete, maybe the system is”, thinking about hybrid working and the return to the office for staff at City, University of London, and what that might look like A paraphrased review of an article by C.Whitman ‘A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19 Over the past decade,…Continue Reading A Look into The Workplace Post-COVID-19

Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

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  Across the week of 19th to 23rd April, I attended a number of sessions as part of the Active Learning Network’s Global Festival of Active Learning. These ranged from drawing circles, faces and rainbows as part of an open creative studio to taking part in an online escape room. However the session I found…Continue Reading Using the TREC model to add active learning to your online sessions

What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

We have been asking our students a range of questions using the Jisc Digital Experience Insights Survey so we can better understand what their experience has been of learning online throughout the pandemic and will be following up with the staff survey soon. The student survey launched on Wednesday 14th April and will run until…Continue Reading What has been our student’s experience learning online during the pandemic?

‘Camera off or on?’ Live student debate

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By the Digital student assistants on the Students community in Teams. Edited by Elisabetta Lando Our live debate took place on Friday the 26th March in the student community channel.  Our topic was whether we should keep our Cameras  on or off during lectures.  The debate went very well, and we were happy to see people engaging with the community and sharing their ideas, experiences, and…Continue Reading ‘Camera off or on?’ Live student debate

How to make the most of your studies when studying at home?

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by Samantha Kad-Bay (Student Digital adviser on the Student community at City) That is a question that many of us, as students, have been wondering about in the past weeks, or maybe for the past year since university started.  The truth is, there are many ways to make the most out of online studying, it is a matter of applying what…Continue Reading How to make the most of your studies when studying at home?

Supporting individuals to apply for reward and recognition – the DRIVE model of evidencing educational impact

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Introducing the DRIVE model This post describes the DRIVE model that I’ve developed to help individuals write about their teaching and learning experiences when submitting applications for reward and recognition of their educational practices. Over the past six years or so, I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to support colleagues to write about their…Continue Reading Supporting individuals to apply for reward and recognition – the DRIVE model of evidencing educational impact

How are students experiencing learning online? ELESIG present JISC Digital experience insights 2020-2021

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How are students experiencing learning online?  What the data from our digital experience insights 2020-1 student surveys is telling us. Wednesday March 24th 1pm – 2pm, you can sign up using eventbrite. Ruth Drysdale, Senior consultant, data and digital capability, Jisc and Sarah Knight, Head of data and digital capability, Jisc With the continued pandemic, and…Continue Reading How are students experiencing learning online? ELESIG present JISC Digital experience insights 2020-2021