The team from the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) provide training to enhance your use of the various learning technologies available at DMU via a number of different routes.
This page will give you access to an array of different remote teaching resources available as text, video and downloadable documents. However, if you use these and find that you still have questions then the CELT team are also providing drop in sessions to offer further support and guidance.
These drop-ins are taking place every Wednesday from 2 pm to 3 pm and every Thursday from 10 am – 11 am and can be accessed using the link below.
If you have questions after using the multi-modal resources provided on this page and you are unable to attend a drop-in:
For those who are new to online learning and teaching or are in need of a refresher, there is some very useful information and guidance available. Please have a look at this blog posted by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).
There is a helpful example of how the approaches listed below can be organised within a Blackboard module at this link.
It is recommended that the Microsoft Teams Live Event option is only used for running meetings and conferences, not for teaching sessions.
Blackboard Assessments, Tests and Exams.
Set up a practice online exam for your students using Blackboard tests.
Blackboard offers a range of assessment tools that can be used with distance learners.
Blackboard has the functionality to deliver formative online tests.
Digital exams using Blackboard tests, Microsoft Office suite for online examinations, options and observations.
Managing large cohorts in a Blackboard module shell.
The Groups function in Blackboard can be used to disseminate teaching, learning and assessment content to specific groups of students within a module. They can be used to facilitate online group work, to align particular instructors with particular groups of students, and to allow specific groups to access specific content relevant to their group only.
Recording Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Live events.
If using the record function in Blackboard Collaborate, in order to satisfy GDPR it is essential that you follow the Data protection dos and don’ts for synchronous and asynchronous recording
At this time recording of Teams is not permitted. This is under review and when new information becomes available we will provide specific guidance in this space.
Your DMU Labs – remote access for students
New for this academic year, DMU has introduced Your DMU Labs, a service to allow students to securely access the resources they need remotely from home.
Physical PCs in labs and open access spaces on campus that are used for face to face teaching can now be accessed remotely.
Accessing the virtual computers and desktop