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Enhancing Presentation Assessments: A Successful Transition to Online Submission

Introduction In September 2022, Petra Chipperfield, the Programme Director of Nursing Studies, approached LEaD’s Digital Education Team with a request to support a change in the way they conducted their presentation assessments for the 2022/23 academic year. In collaboration with my colleague Geraldine Foley, we embarked on a journey to revolutionise their assessment process. This…Continue Reading Enhancing Presentation Assessments: A Successful Transition to Online Submission

Practise using Moodle 4 with your new PlaySpace

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You can test out all the new features of Moodle 4 in your new Moodle 4 PlaySpace. IT have created an individual PlaySpace in Moodle 4 for all staff members. You can find this PlaySpace from the Module overview block. Change your filter to 2023-24 to filter modules displayed or search for PlaySpace. Select your…Continue Reading Practise using Moodle 4 with your new PlaySpace

Moodle 4 – Course Formats

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By default, all Moodle modules are created with the City Course Format, but alongside the introduction of Moodle 4’s other new features, the upgrade on July 17th 2023 also features the rollout of a new course format – Grid. This blog will detail the main features of both formats. Please note that whichever format you…Continue Reading Moodle 4 – Course Formats

Spring Clean Your Module for Moodle 4

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As we announced in our previous blog, when City upgrades to Moodle 4 on July 17th 2023, this year’s modules will be copied to the new site so you can roll over the content to your new 2023/24 modules. As with any move, this transition offers a great opportunity to look at your Moodle pages…Continue Reading Spring Clean Your Module for Moodle 4

Moodle 4 – Dates and approach confirmed

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As we announced in March, City will be upgrading to Moodle 4 on July 17th 2023. We now have an update on our approach which has been adjusted to mitigate the risk and minimise impact on resit students. The initial plan to update Moodle was: Make Moodle 4.1 with modules for 2023/24 available on the…Continue Reading Moodle 4 – Dates and approach confirmed

Finding the right balance with technology for digital well-being

Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives as we use them for social and professional reasons. However, it is important to find the right balance between screen time and time away from technological tools such as phones, laptops/desktops. In this article, I share my experiences of using the digital well-being app on…Continue Reading Finding the right balance with technology for digital well-being

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 

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

Using LinkedIn Learning to support your studies

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As you go through your studies, it is important that you continue to advance your academic and employability skills to stay up to date with the ever-changing world while keeping ahead of your competition. City now offers all students free access to LinkedIn Learning which gives you access to over 13,000 courses which cover a…Continue Reading Using LinkedIn Learning to support your studies