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Archive for the Tips and Tricks Category

eLearningMeet: Using animations in eLearning materials

Paul shared his experience of using animations to support learning and teaching in higher education. The idea is that animations on Moodle pages and pedagogic web sites provide an engaging and immersive experience for students that can be used in a number of different ways. Paul found […]

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The Moodle Progress Bar Block

One way of giving your students a quick view of their progress on a particular module in Moodle is by using the Progress Bar block. The Progress Bar block in Moodle is a time management tool that provides students with a visual display of their engagement or […]

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Too many Emails? How to Do as Much with Less

Time Saving Tips At times you may think it necessary to actually increase the traffic flowing into your inbox, by asking/inviting a group of students to individually email you. But, I hope to prove you wrong and save you from the time-consuming tedium, of having to look out for and […]

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eLearning Meet: Moodle Completion Tracking and Conditional Activities

Due to time constraints I was not unable to present at the eLearningMeet event on 29th June. However, I intended to talk about Moodle Completion Tracking and Conditional Activities. Completion Tracking You may have seen check (tick) boxes appear against your resources and activities on your Moodle site. Those […]

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eLearning Meet: Assessing trainee teachers’ programming projects

At our second eLearningMeet on 29th June 2015, the School of Education’s Miles Berry discussed some of the issues around training primary teachers to deliver the programming elements of the new school computing curriculum, of which he was a co-author. Miles discussed the online Scratch programming environment […]

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eLearningMeet: Moving theory, virtual dancing – the transformation to distance learning

Two years ago the Dance Department was awarded a small grant to convert some MA modules from being delivered ‘face-to-face’ to having a ‘distance learning’ delivery mode. One of the modules that underwent this transformation was Dr. Stacey Prickett’s own taught module called Dance and the Politics […]

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eLearningMeet: Using Socrative to take a student exit poll

Julian Hargreaves from the Academic Enhancement Department spoke about his experiences of using the free poll tool Socrative. Julian explained that this could be used at the end of class to investigate how helpful something was, what students have learned and what they would like to revisit. […]

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Online Tools for Ordering Presenters and Timing Presentations

When we held our first eLearningMeet last month, we adopted a couple of handy online gimmicks that colleagues in the School of Education have employed to manage the sequence and timing of presentations at their TeachMeet events. You may find these two free, simple, effective and engaging […]

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Arrange your own web-conference!

Did you know that eLearning Services subscribe to the web-conferencing software Cisco Webex? Webex allows users to conduct online meetings combining real-time desktop sharing with phone and video conferencing. The presenter simply requires a headset and mic and a webcam. Online meetings can even be accessed via mobile […]

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Using TED-Ed to Create Mini Lessons

What is TED-Ed? Did you know you can now create mini lessons on TED-Ed? 1: Pick a video 1. Visit ed.ted.com/videos 2. Search for any video on YouTube, or simply paste the video’s YouTube link (listed or unlisted) into the search bar. 3. Select a video from […]

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