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Technology Workshops, Networks and Online Resources
The educational use of technology for teaching, learning, research and assessment will be incorporated into the new provision presently being developed by the Academic Practice team. These will be advertised soon.
The University of Leeds encourages staff to use a range of appropriate technologies to support and enhance academic work and to meet the University’s Blended Learning Strategy and Digital Strategy for Taught Student Education 2013. On this page you can find links to workshops, online resources and networks which will provide opportunities to explore and develop new approaches to teaching and research and develop skills in using specific tools.
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VLE: Online Training
VLE 1: Getting Started (immediate access available) http://www.sdduonline.leeds.ac.uk/vle1/
This online course will introduce you to the University’s VLE and the rich range of tools and options available for supporting face-to-face and distance student education at Leeds. You can access the VLE 1 Getting Started course site immediately.
VLE 2: Managing Content, Request log in details
Complete the form and you will be sent your log in details.
This online course will introduce you to designing a module (or organisation) in the VLE and the range of tools and options available for managing and sharing content to support face-to-face and distance student education at Leeds.
VLE 3: Getting Interactive, Request log in details
Complete the form and you will be sent your log in details.
This course will introduce you to a range of tools for communication, collaboration and assessment in the VLE.
Lecture Theatres, Lecture Capture, Online Classrooms and Multimedia
Lecture Capture: Review, Edit, Approve, Publish,
The following online tutorials below may support users in reviewing, editing and publishing digital content.
Use Personal Capture at your Desktop: Record, Review, Edit, Publish, View dates and book
The session aims to introduce colleagues to the use of Personal Capture using the Desktop Recorder. There will be an opportunity to record a short screencast/ presentation and then use Mediasite to access, review, edit and publish the recorded captures.
Introduction to the Technology in the Redesigned Lecture Theatres, View dates and book
Monday 11 September, 13:30-14:30, Worsley Dental LT 6.142
Wednesday 13 September, 09:30-10:30, Mechanical Engineering LTB
Wednesday 20 September, 14:00-15:00, Mechanical Engineering LTB
Thursday 21 September, 10:00-11:00, Worsley Dental LT 6.142
By the end of this workshop academic teaching staff will be able to use the new technology to present their lectures and connect to student devices to engage in collaborative learning activities. This is a short, practical workshop for academic staff who plan to teach in the redesigned lecture theatres.
Drop-in Sessions: Introduction to the Technology in the Redesigned Lecture Theatres
Monday 18 September, 13:00-15:00, Worsley Dental LT 6.142
Tuesday 19 September, 13:00-15:00, Roger Stevens LT08
Thursday 21 September, 14:00-16:00, Mechanical Engineering LTB
Colleagues from SDDU and the Facilities Support Service (FSS) team are jointly hosting “drop-in” events in the three redesigned lecture theatres.
Get your hands on the student ThinkPad devices, write on the NEC MultiSync Display and get to grips with the Control Panel at the lectern to project the digital content on both screens behind you. Learn how to project student content side by side, dim the lights and use the microphones. Try out the Visualiser with the enhanced lecture capture recording system or bring along your own device to connect via HDMI. Ask other colleagues to come along to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to use these redesigned spaces to enhance teaching and learning.
Please note these drop-in sessions are informal so you do not need to book online.
Come along for 10 minutes or 2 hours but please bear in mind that during busy times you may need to be patient to ensure that all visitors have equal opportunities to use the equipment and ask any technical questions.
SMART Notebook 2011 & NEC MultiSync Display, View dates and book
The aim of this workshop is to introduce technical support staff, blended learning champions and academic teaching staff to some of the tools and functionality of the SMART™ Notebook Software 11 in order to deliver teaching and learning content. This software is installed on the large NEC MultiSync display available in each of the lecture theatres and also on the student ThinkPads. There will be an opportunity to troubleshoot technical issues, ask questions and discuss pedagogical affordances.
Introduction to Lecture Capture and media management, View dates and book
Wednesday 20 September, 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 17 October, 13:00-14:00
This workshop for recently appointed academic teaching staff provides a brief introduction to the University of Leeds’ Lecture Capture and Media Management system.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be better able to:
• Recognise the potential of Lecture Capture to support learning,
teaching and research.
• Distinguish the different facets of Lecture Capture: scheduled, ad-
hoc, personal, mobile.
• Explore the multimedia platform Mediasite for opportunities to edit
and share recordings.
• Upload mobile content to Mediasite.
• Publish content to multimedia channels such as VideoLeeds and the
University of YouTube Channel
• Identity further training needs and online support resources.
Helping you use the Technology in Central Teaching Space, View dates and book
Friday 22 September, 13:00-15:00, Chemistry West G75/Chemistry West LT E
The workshop aims to support those new to teaching in the lecture
theatres at the University to prepare to use the technology available.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be
better able to:
• Know what technology is available to lecturers in centrally managed
lecture rooms at the University of Leeds
• Use the technology available
• Seek assistance from the Facilities Support Service and ISS
Digital Whiteboard Drop-in Sessions for Reconfigured Teaching Spaces
Tuesday 12 September, 09:30-12:30 Chemical & Process Engineering Lecture Theatre B
Wednesday 13 September, 10:30-13:00, Rupert Beckett LT, Michael Sadler Building
Thursday 14 September, 13:30-16:00, Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 17
Several Central Teaching Space (CTS) locations within the University are being reconfigured during the summer of 2017 to include a new control panel at the lectern, a large touchscreen Digital Whiteboard (NEC Multisync Display) and multiple projectors which can show two images from the lectern PC and Digital Whiteboard. Students benefit from being able to view both images at the same time enabling academic staff to display their presentation (i.e question, scenario or instruction) and the solution can be mapped out synchronously on the digital display. Academic staff can use the Notebook Software Version 11 on the Digital Whiteboard to prepare digital content in advance. Whiteboard pages can be easily adapted and added to during teaching sessions and these ‘digital files’ can be saved and shared with students after the session. The work on the digital whiteboard will be clearly included in any lecture capture recordings.
- Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building
- Roger Stevens Lecture Theatres: 17, 19, 21, 22, 24
- Chemical & Process Engineering Lecture Theatres B and C
Colleagues from Organisational Development and Professional Learning, and Facilities Support Service, are offering drop-in sessions in 3 of these locations during various times and dates to familiarise staff with the software and hardware. There is no need to book on to these sessions. Simply turn up for as long as you like or when it is convenient. This is a great opportunity for academic staff to get technical experience of the equipment before teaching commences and to ask questions from the technical teams.
There are no pre-requisites to attend these workshops but it is expected that academic staff will be teaching in these locations. Staff may request the Notebook Software Version 11 to be installed on their own University PCs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will support users in getting familiar with the technology and plan resources in advance.
Copyright for Teaching
Online support is available for teaching with copyright. You can access this from the Changing Landscapes website at: http://www.sdduonline.leeds.ac.uk/changinglandscape/es
Visit the Copyright Explainer for further information
Media Management: Publish recordings to VideoLeeds,
The University of Leeds’ Lecture Capture and Media Management System provides new opportunities for the creation and sharing of digital content to support learning, teaching and research. Sharing options from the Media Management system will also include publication to the University of Leeds YouTube Channel and in December 2017 publication to iTunesU.Video Tutorial on Publishing to VideoLeeds
Writing for the Web, View dates and book
This course will provide practical examples of university (and other) content to give you simple but effective techniques to improve your web writing skills and manage a professional and successful website. The focus will be on content rather than technical skill and will be of interest to staff who write content for, manage or edit websites.
Social Media – Online Resource
This practical workshop introduces you to managing your digital identity and is also a starting point for those considering using social media and mobile devices.
This practical workshop will introduce participants to managing and raising their professional profile online through the use of social media.
This practical workshop will introduce participants to managing a social media presence on behalf of the University, such as a faculty, service, department or research project.
This workshop will provide time to consider and plan your social media strategy. You will explore approaches and tools you may wish to use to support your strategy, taking account of University guidance.
Learning Technology Network page – Topics and Meeting dates,
The Learning Technologists @ Leeds Network is an established local community coordinated by OD&PL to support colleagues with a common interest in developing or supporting learning technologies and platforms. Meeting approximately every other month, the network provides an opportunity for staff to keep in touch with the work of colleagues in this field, to share and discuss new innovations and practices, and to test and evaluate collectively and in a hands-on manner some of the latest technologies available.
These webpages are maintained by email@example.com Last updated 15 August 2017.