Category: Learning Technologies

Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

In-room and Zoom participants wave to each other

The Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange, a community event to support the sharing of effective teaching practice within the school, has evolved in format since the first one in 2018. Co-hosted by Dr Martin Rich and LEaD, they began as fully in-person events and moved online in the summer of 2020. We are now organising…Continue Reading Reflections on hybridising the Bayes Teaching and Learning Exchange

Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

Screenshot of Ed Fidoe, CEO of the London Interdisciplinary School, talk at Digifest. Depicts screenshot of curriculum map from a typical LIS module.

In the HE digital education conferencing and events space, 2022 has been marked by gradual returns to in-person activities as well as, in some cases, their hybridisation. This was in sharp contrast to the emergency shift to online conferencing (or outright cancellation) that many saw in 2020 and the attempts to improve on and extend…Continue Reading Digifest 2022 in six screenshots

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

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

Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

BlackBoard Ally Logo

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

Blackboard Ally in Moodle

BlackBoard Ally Logo

Following a successful pilot, Blackboard Ally will be available in all Moodle modules following the Moodle update on 18th July 2022 to help make learning content more accessible. Blackboard Ally merges into the existing workflow when lecturers and course officers upload, rollover or import content. Ally produces an accessibility indicator score for common file types. The…Continue Reading Blackboard Ally in Moodle

Blackboard Ally Alternative Formats

Blackboard Ally Overview Blackboard Ally is an online tool used to change the format of uploaded content from lecturers to your desired format e.g. changing a PowerPoint to an MP3 audio. This is part of City’s efforts to make learning more accessible to all students, including those who may process alternative formats better. Other formats…Continue Reading Blackboard Ally Alternative Formats

Moodle update – Key dates 2022

Key dates Moodle will be unavailable between 8am on Saturday 16th July and 8am on 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…Continue Reading Moodle update – Key dates 2022

Another week to enter the free ISLA survey. And a chance to win big!

Share your views on hybrid teaching Have you heard of Inclusive Synchronous Learning Activities (ISLA) at City? Have you used, or thought about using hybrid/dual-delivery teaching? We’re keen to understand how this new mode of teaching, where some students are physically in the classroom and others are online at the same time, has been experienced…Continue Reading Another week to enter the free ISLA survey. And a chance to win big!