Category: Learning Technologies

LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

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Still writing The LEaD Writing Group is an informal community of practice that provides support around blogging specifically and writing more generally. The monthly sessions that Jane Secker and I run also provide a small but dedicated spot of writing time for those with busy calendars. Unbelievably, we are now about to start our sixth…Continue Reading LEaD Writing Group dates for 2021/22

Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

We know that making your content digitally accessible might seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. However, it is important to remember that accessibility is a journey, not a destination. We are all on a roadmap of learning how to embed more inclusive practice in our everyday work. We will make errors along the way…Continue Reading Quick wins that can make your content more accessible and your practice more inclusive

Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

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“I am delighted to inform you that your application to be an Echo360 Champion was successful. We had a number of very strong applications, but yours was selected because of the relevance of your study, your shared background in educational practice, and your advocacy for Echo360 in recent months.” Dr John Couperthwaite, EMEA Customer Success Manager,…Continue Reading Welcome to, Accessible Lecture Capture

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

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This is the third blog revisiting LEaD Light Lunch sessions and it brings together some favourite digital educational tools available here at City: Firstly, there are polling tools. Snigdha Nag (City Law school Professional Programmes) presented an interactive session on the use of Microsoft Forms for multiple-choice questions in class. Snigdha showed us how she…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

New Education Technology Guidance Site

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The Digital Education Team are launching a new educational technology guidance site on August 31st. The site will provide detailed guidance on all of City’s educational technologies for both staff and students. The new platform has a number of advantages over our previous guidance site. Look and feel The site has a fresh look which…Continue Reading New Education Technology Guidance Site

The Accessibility Bot is here to help

We are pleased to announce that you can now add the Accessibility Bot to Microsoft Teams. This tool can help you to personalise your user experience when working on Office 365, Edge or Windows 10. The bot has been very successful at Imperial College London which inspired us to bring it onboard for use by…Continue Reading The Accessibility Bot is here to help

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