Vacancy – Educational Technologist (fixed-term)

Educational Technologist City, University of London Fixed-term (1 year, maternity cover) Salary: £41,732- £48,350 Closing date: Thursday 31 August, 11:59pm View job description City seeks to recruit an Educational Technologist (maternity cover) as part of Digital Education in the Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Directorate. LEaD is a multiskilled service that supports, develops, and influences…Continue Reading Vacancy – Educational Technologist (fixed-term)

5 steps to start your Disability Confident Leader journey

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The disability confident scheme.   In November 2021, City, University of London was awarded Disability Confident Employer (Level 2), under the Disability Confident scheme. Now, City begins its journey towards Disability Confident Leader (Level 3) in the hopes of gaining valuable recognition from disabled staff, businesses, and the wider community. Becoming a Disability Confident Leader is…Continue Reading 5 steps to start your Disability Confident Leader journey

New module on the MA in Academic Practice: Assessment Design and Feedback

Have you ever wanted to talk about assessment and feedback but are wary of stepping into uncertain territory and potentially moving away from established norms? Assessment is considered critical to students’ learning and as a means of recording their performance, but it is also one of the most complex aspects for practitioners working in higher…Continue Reading New module on the MA in Academic Practice: Assessment Design and Feedback

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

Jump start your digital literacies and open practices with LEaD

Have you ever wondered if students really are digital experts? Or considered how you can use educational resources available online? If so, read on! In October 2023 the elective module EDM122: Digital Literacies and Open Practice will start for the sixth time. This module is taught by me, Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational…Continue Reading Jump start your digital literacies and open practices with LEaD

5 Tips for updating your modules in Moodle 4

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Module and activity layout in Moodle 4 When students access their modules on Moodle 4, all activities and resources are displayed in cards. As students scroll through the module, they can easily identify what is required for each activity and resource, as activity completion criteria displays on the right-hand side of each card. After you…Continue Reading 5 Tips for updating your modules in Moodle 4

Moodle 4 is here!

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We are delighted to announce that Moodle 4 is ready for staff to use. Log into moodle4.city.ac.uk with your City credentials and complete Multi-Factor Authentication. You are required to review and agree with the cookies and privacy policy on first login. Review the user tours on first access to the Dashboard, My Modules and module…Continue Reading Moodle 4 is here!

Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

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Heading back into the room Early 2022, the tide of the immediate pandemic crisis was beginning to recede. Like many of us, I found myself reacclimatising to not having to focus on such a regular and consistent basis on Covid mitigations. As Winter turned to Spring, I began dipping my toe back into being in the physical…Continue Reading Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire

Moodle 4 – Rolling over your content

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As you will have seen from our earlier posts, it’s nearly time for City to upgrade to Moodle 4, on 17th July. This blog post highlights how your current content in Moodle 3.9 can be rolled over into your new Moodle 4 modules. Rollover Tool The Moodle Rollover Tool allows all the content to be…Continue Reading Moodle 4 – Rolling over your content

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