Year: 2022

5 ways you can effectively use Office 365 

Office 365 is a common software for staff and students at City providing you with access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more. Do you know that with Office 365 you can create documents faster and easier? In this article, I would like to share with you five ways on…Continue Reading 5 ways you can effectively use Office 365 

Caption Ed as a tool for City students to leverage live captions and note taking, a student review

Caption Ed was first created aiming to help students with disabilities more easily interpret audio content, however, with subsequent updates, the tool’s functionalities have been extended into the realm of notetaking and the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) team is currently considering adding it to its range of assistive technologies. Setting up You will find…Continue Reading Caption Ed as a tool for City students to leverage live captions and note taking, a student review

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

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From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 1, I will discuss our experience of presenting at the conference, and in Part 2, I will detail my experience of peer mentoring in this conference. The theme of this…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Health’s Got Talent is back   After a pandemic-related pause of two years, Health’s Got Talent (HGT) returned on 14th July in a new hybrid format. HGT is the School of Health and Psychological Sciences’ (SHPS) showcase event for celebrating and sharing good practice in teaching and learning. Staff from each of the school’s six…Continue Reading Health’s Got Talent 2022 – Inclusivity

Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice?

Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice? If yes, then City’s Digital Literacies and Open Practices (in Higher Education) module could be for you! About the module In this module we consider: General assumptions about digital literacies, digital literacies…Continue Reading Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice?

5 tips to improve your use of text alternatives

The Son of Man by Rene Magritte

Note: this blog will use the term “image” as a shorthand for visual (non-text) content to aid brevity. If you have attended the Introduction to Digital Accessibility or Creating Accessible Documents training sessions that Sarny Guzman-Rodriguez and I host a few times per term, you have probably heard us talk about how important it is…Continue Reading 5 tips to improve your use of text alternatives

Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

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Moodle updated Moodle was successfully updated over the weekend. Although City is remaining on version 3.9 of Moodle, you will notice one significant addition to the system. Blackboard Ally is available in all Moodle modules to help make learning content more accessible. Blackboard Ally merges into the existing workflow when you upload, rollover or import…Continue Reading Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

Moodle Update 16-18 July 2022

Moodle will be unavailable this weekend between 8am Saturday 16th July and 8am Monday 18th July 2022. This is to update Moodle, 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 activities on Moodle from 8am Saturday 16th July to 8am Monday 18th July. Download…Continue Reading Moodle Update 16-18 July 2022

Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

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On June 29th, LEaD held its Learning At City conference. After skipping a year in 2020 and holding the conference wholly online in 2021, this year we were able to return to the in-person experience. However, having seen how hosting conferences online increased the opportunity for people to attend, we also wanted to offer the…Continue Reading Lessons learnt from running a hybrid conference

Personal and social media branding

During the month of June, I shared with you LinkedIn Learning courses on Personal and social media branding, which was our theme for the month. Personal and social media branding are a crucial part of the career planning process and I hope you have enjoyed taking the courses and learnt new strategies of making yourself…Continue Reading Personal and social media branding