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Technology Workshops, Networks and Online Resources
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.
By following the links you can book on a specific course, request specific training for your school/ faculty, add your name to a waiting list or engage with an online resource.
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.
Introduction to Technology and Blended Learning at the University of Leeds
Designing for blended learning 1: introduction to technology for use in teaching and support of learning, View dates and book
In this session you will consider the range of ways in which the VLE and other technology can be used to enhance learning and teaching of students studying at the University.
Designing for blended learning 2: embedding technology in to your course, View dates and book
In this session we will consider effective practice for blending technology into programme and module design.
Designing for Blended Learning 3: facilitating and supporting student learning in online environments, View dates and book
This session will consider the particular issues which arise when supporting student learning in an online environment. These include access, socialisation in an online environment, and support of group activity.
Designing for Blended Learning 4: E-submission and e-marking, View dates and book
This session will provide an opportunity to consider the benefits and practicalities of e-submission, and marking and giving feedback online as well as consider the workflow to successfully embed online marking and feedback into your practice, taking account of the desktop and mobile applications.
University of Leeds technology toolkit Website
Welcome to IT Home page lists all software currently available at the University of Leeds.
Lecture Theatres, Lecture Capture, Online Classrooms and Multimedia
Lecture Capture: Review, Edit, Approve, Publish, View dates and book
The session aims to introduce academic colleagues to the process of review, edit, approve and publish using the Media Management System, Mediasite.
Create ad-hoc recordings using Lecture Capture in teaching rooms
These short videos support academic teaching staff to use the ad-hoc lecture capture system in the teaching rooms and lecture theatres (in particular the “Gold” rooms).
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
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.
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, Book on waiting list
This workshop for recently appointed academic teaching staff provides a brief introduction to the University of Leeds’ Lecture Capture and Media Management system.
First Steps with Blackboard Collaborate, View dates and book
To introduce University staff to the Blackboard Collaborate online learning environment and explore the various interactive tools which can support and engage online participants. This session will be delivered online.
You can also self-enrol onto the Collaborate VLE area here
Plan and Moderate Online Events with Blackboard Collaborate, View dates and book
The aim of this session is to provide a general overview of how University staff can effectively plan and deliver online events with Blackboard Collaborate. The focus will be on setting up and moderating an online event and exploring the various interactive tools educators can potentially use to enhance participant engagement and learning.
Breakout with Blackboard Collaborate, View dates and book
The aim of this online discussion is to build on the First Steps introduction by exploring other functional tools within Collaborate. Participants will furthermore experience the use of “Breakout Rooms” and discuss how these can be best used to support collaboration amongst participants.
Drop-in Online Sessions: Blackboard Collaborate, View dates and book
Do you have a question about how to use Blackboard Collaborate to deliver your online events? Then feel free to “drop-in” to one of the online clinics any time between 12:00-13:00 to ask your question(s). Facilitators from the VLE Service and SDDU will be online to help you.
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
Online Demo of Box of Broadcasts
Box of Broadcasts National (BoB) is an online TV and radio recording service for further and higher education institutions in the UK. The University of Leeds subscribes to BoB, enabling staff and students to watch, listen, share, and embed audio/video content for educational and non-commercial purposes.
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 Technologists Network page – Topics and Meeting dates,
The Learning Technologists @ Leeds Network is an established local community coordinated by SDDU 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Last updated 27th February 2017