Top Tips to make your Moodle Module Accessible

Welcome back and a spring term update, One small change is that the Ally tool is now called Anthology Ally, previously it was called Blackboard Ally. This post is for staff designing and refreshing their Moodle modules, readying for the new academic year and new term. It has been compiled by the Digital Accessibility Project…Continue Reading Top Tips to make your Moodle Module Accessible

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

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From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 2, I will discuss the session I attended on peer mentoring. In Part 1, I talked about a session I attended on duoethnography. As I mentioned in my first blog…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 2

Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

Alt this activity card: Ask students to write alternative text (Alt-Text) for a provocative image relating to the subject. Encourage students to create a meaningful description and consider any assumptions and bias that may arise while doing this.

Last month, I was fortunate to attend and present at the Advance HE Teaching & Learning conference 2022 with my colleague Maria Kaffa, the rising star in our digital accessibility team. The overarching theme across all three days of the conference was on Enhancing student success through student engagement. I attended some sensational sessions, but…Continue Reading Wicked, wicked educationalist massive

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

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 

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

What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

black and white photo of two people looking at each other, backs towards the viewer

From 6-7 July 2022, I was lucky enough to attend AdvanceHE’s Teaching and Learning conference, hosted at Northumbria University in Newcastle. In this blog, Part 1, I will discuss our experience of presenting at the conference, and in Part 2, I will detail my experience of peer mentoring in this conference. The theme of this…Continue Reading What I learned at the AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2022: Part 1

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

Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice?

Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice? If yes, then City’s Digital Literacies and Open Practices (in Higher Education) module could be for you! About the module In this module we consider: General assumptions about digital literacies, digital literacies…Continue Reading Would you like to myth-bust the notion of digital natives? Have you ever wondered how you could be more open in your practice?