Tag: Moodle

Integrating, including, and adapting: thoughts from the UEL 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium

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On September 16, 2022, I was lucky enough to be invited to present at the University of East London’s Teaching & Learning Symposium conference. The conference included keynote speakers, presentations of practice, and lightning talks. The variety of content was arranged primarily in parallel sessions, so while I couldn’t attend everything live outside of my…Continue Reading Integrating, including, and adapting: thoughts from the UEL 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Top Tips to make your Moodle Module Accessible

Welcome back This post is for staff designing and refreshing their Moodle modules, readying for the new academic year. It has been compiled by the Digital Accessibility Project team in LEaD and links out to our guidance and training information which is open to all. City staff can also log in to access our Digital…Continue Reading Top Tips to make your Moodle Module Accessible

Moodle update introduces Blackboard Ally

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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

Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

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Note: This blog post was updated on Thursday 27 October 2022. What are alternative formats on Anthology Ally? Anthology Ally is an online tool on your Moodle modules. It offers an alternative formats tool that you can use to change the format of Moodle resources, such as those shared by lecturers, to your desired format….Continue Reading Alternative formats for students using Anthology Ally on City’s Moodle

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

The Blackboard Ally Pilot

Blackboard Ally module accessibility report dashboard showing 1) the types of course materials in descending order of the total number of resources, 2)total content with the easiest issues to fix, and 3) total low scoring resources

This year I have been fortunate to pilot Blackboard Ally.  Blackboard Ally is software that sits within Moodle and automatically checks the resources in my modules for accessibility, helping me to make sure that they can be used by all the students enrolled. I became involved in this project through my work with City’s Digital…Continue Reading The Blackboard Ally Pilot

City’s Student Digital Assistants take on the Digital Accessibility module

illustration of six disabled people next to each other, one with a guide dog, two have their hand raised, two wheelchair users on laptops and on their phone. Most have online chat icons above them to demonstrate interaction

What is Digital Accessibility? The Introduction to Digital Accessibility is a self-enrol and self-directed Moodle e-learning module that outlines accessibility guidelines, awareness around disability, assistive technology, and legislation in line with City’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy. To put this into simpler terms, it is a course that educates students and staff on making use…Continue Reading City’s Student Digital Assistants take on the Digital Accessibility module

A first look at Blackboard Ally

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Julie and I had led on the procurement for an accessibility solution for Moodle. We worked with stakeholders on the requirements and reviewed tender documents and arranged product demonstrations. We were very excited to finally use Blackboard Ally on our Moodle modules so we could see how the requirements translated into practice. Olivia’s Blackboard Ally…Continue Reading A first look at Blackboard Ally

Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

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This is the third blog revisiting LEaD Light Lunch sessions and it brings together some favourite digital educational tools available here at City: Firstly, there are polling tools. Snigdha Nag (City Law school Professional Programmes) presented an interactive session on the use of Microsoft Forms for multiple-choice questions in class. Snigdha showed us how she…Continue Reading Revisiting LEaD Light Lunch 20/21. Part 3. Best Digital education tools

New Education Technology Guidance Site

The front page of the new educational technology guidance.

The Digital Education Team are launching a new educational technology guidance site on August 31st. The site will provide detailed guidance on all of City’s educational technologies for both staff and students. The new platform has a number of advantages over our previous guidance site. Look and feel The site has a fresh look which…Continue Reading New Education Technology Guidance Site