Category: Learning Technologies

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

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

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

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