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A visit to Google’s Accessibility Discovery Centre

A group of City staff and our Google host standing in front of the Google building. Everyone is smiling. Above the entry to the building is a large Google logo.

Just before Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024, I was part of a group from City who visited Google’s Accessibility Discovery Centre in the heart of London’s Kings Cross. The group was made up of colleagues from across City, all of whom have an interest in digital accessibility. There were staff from the Library, the EDI…Continue Reading A visit to Google’s Accessibility Discovery Centre

MAAP Symposium – Wednesday 15th May 2024

As a current, former or prospective student on the MA in Academic Practice (MAAP) programme, we would like to invite you to the MAAP symposium on Wednesday 15th May, taking place between 10 am and 12 pm in C302 [ Tait Building].   The symposium will provide an open, supportive, and collaborative space to explore…Continue Reading MAAP Symposium – Wednesday 15th May 2024

Teaching Case Studies: Promoting Student Engagement

  As part of our work in sharing best-practice across the university, LEaD will be sharing a series of short case studies – both written and recorded – which provide examples of the range of ways that staff foster student engagement in their teaching and learning activities here at City, University of London. These case…Continue Reading Teaching Case Studies: Promoting Student Engagement

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