Digital Teaching and Learning approaches and technology options

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This tool provides a selection of technologies available to support various approaches to online learning events.  If you are unsure of the best option to employ or if you have an idea for a teaching approach and would like advice about the best tool for delivery do please contact a member of the CELT. The CELT team will be able to provide technical and pedagogic advice and guidance to support your use of the various tools listed below.

Please note that many of these tools can be readily combined to provide a suite of options for supporting learning.

Digital teaching approach

Learning and Teaching tool options

Synchronous sessions Microsoft Teams meeting
Asynchronous (recorded) sessions DMU Replay

Teams meeting (downloaded to DMU Replay)

Linkedin Learning (pre-recorded resources)

Forum discussions Blackboard discussion board

Microsoft Teams chat

Blogging OurDMU (formerly DMU Commons)
Surveys and quizzes Microsoft Forms (can be linked to synchronous teaching events using  Teams)

Blackboard Tests and Surveys

ePortfolios Microsoft One Note Class Notebook

Blackboard Journals


Sharing learning resources DMU Resource Lists (must be employed and made available for the course start)

Additional options:

Blackboard cohort and group content areas linking to –

·       Blackboard stored or embedded resources

·       Microsoft One Drive

·       Microsoft Teams File share

·       Microsoft One Note Class Notebook

Microsoft Teams employing:

·       Group channels

·       One Drive

·       File sharing

·       One Note Class Notebook

Joint / group working on a single resource or document Microsoft:

·       One Drive

·       Microsoft Teams File share

·       One Note Class Notebook

Blackboard wikis

Formative assessment Blackboard tests

Blackboard assignment

Microsoft Teams assignment

Summative assessment Blackboard tests

Turnitin submission route

Large file size submission portal

Online examinations Blackboard tests

Teams assignments

Blackboard Assignments

Turnitin assignment submission

Proctorio (only available for specific modules)

Similarity checking Turnitin
Student assessment data Blackboard Grade Centre