This is the third blog revisiting LEaD Light Lunch sessions and it brings together some favourite digital educational tools available here at City:
Members of the Digital education team and academic staff got together in another session to share some of their favourite tools for online annotation. The Digital Education team’s tool bag included the new annotation feature in PowerPoint, the free PDF-XChange Editor, the powerful annotation tools in OneDrive, as well as a dive into Turnitin feedback studio. Lastly, Russell Gerrard (Bayes) showed us how he marked exam scripts using the annotation function in MS Edge, something that most of us had never used.
Naturally, Moodle was also talked about in a couple of LEaD Light Lunch sessions; Lisa Baker (Educational technologist in Digital education) and Dr Russell Gerrard, (Bayes) told us about the re-launched peer assessment tool which adds a peer contribution element to group assignments on Moodle. Discussions that emerged here was how can a peer assessment approach support the development of those key employability skills such as working in teams?
More Moodle in one of the last sessions of the year, Kathryn Drumm (Educational technologist) and Oliva Fox (Senior Education technologist in Digital education) introduced us to the latest Moodle improvements in the latest version of Moodle 3.9. This includes a new ‘all or nothing’ quiz question, whole forum summary, Echo 360 plugin and much more. There was also a reminder to come to the LEaD workshops to find out more about the latest version of Moodle.
Next week’s Revisiting LEaD Light Lunches will have a more reflective flavour. The blog will look back at sessions where academics speak about their experience of teaching online during 20/21.
LEaD Light lunch sessions ran during the academic year 21/22. These were 30 minutes informal presentations and discussions in the Learning and teaching community in Teams. If you are interested in presenting and sharing some ideas with colleagues in the new academic year then do register