The Digital Learning and Teaching team offer a range of staff development sessions, all of which are aligned with UDL (Universal Design for Learning). Faculty DLaT Consultants also offer faculty run sessions available for you to attend if these dates/times are unsuitable.

PLEASE NOTE DLaT SESSIONS ARE BOOKABLE VIA DMUHub  under the My Development Tile.


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Sessions which explore the use of technology to implement and enhance assessment and feedback

Blackboard Grade Centre

This session covers the main features of the Blackboard Grade Centre. Participants will work with columns that have been generated by the more commonly used assessment tools and columns that have been created manually to enable electronic feedback and grades to be administered. Participants will learn how the Weighted Total column can be used to provide indicative grades and how to deal with unwanted columns that may have been copied into the Blackboard shell from previous years.


Sessions can be booked via the MyDMU Hub: https://dmuhub.dmu.ac.uk/
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Blackboard Tests and Surveys

Online tests and surveys can enable both formative and summative assessment opportunities that can be ‘machine marked’ with instant feedback being delivered to students. They can also provide an online platform for administering traditionally paper-based and blended assessment modes. This session will provide an overview of how tests and surveys can be used in Blackboard.


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E-feedback in Turnitin

This session will cover the creation of a Turnitin submission link in Blackboard and the settings that need to be considered when creating submission links; the student submission process; providing feedback; and how to work with the Originality report.


Sessions can be booked via the MyDMU Hub:https://dmuhub.dmu.ac.uk/
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Rubrics and Grading forms in Turnitin

This session will demonstrate how to create and work with Rubrics and Grading Forms using Turnitin’s Feedback Studio. It will cover the teaching and learning considerations when deployed such tools and the main difference between a Rubric and a Grading Form will be highlighted. Participants will learn how to integrate Turnitin’s other electronic feedback tools into the Rubric or Grading Form in order to provide structured feedback using a variety of modes.


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Sessions which explore the use of technology to implement and enhance collaboration and co-creation

Discussion boards and forums

The session will explore the different management approaches when using a Discussion Board (forum) with students to help foster a collaborative/collegiate approach to learning online. Participants will learn about online behaviour styles, the benefits and otherwise of various management approaches and how to set up a Discussion Board in Blackboard.


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DMU Replay – supporting student recordings

This session will cover three scenarios in which students might use the DMU Replay service for recording and sharing multimedia artefacts. The session will cover students submitting multimedia artefacts for assessment, recording practice presentations for formative feedback, and recording video blog or vlog posts to support reflective activities.


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Social media/Digital Footprint

This session will provide an overview of some key social media tools. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their own profile on a social media platform and to reflect on the way that use of social media could enhance their teaching practice. The session will also explore the meaning and implications of digital footprint. We will examine the different types of data and information we leave behind us online and suggest ways to protect and enhance digital identity in line with our own aims.


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Interactive classroom technology

Using technology to interact with students in class can offer both instant formative feedback to the tutor; and help to motivate students to get involved, whilst providing a level playing field where all student voices are heard. This demonstration will cover the pedagogic benefits of engaging with students using voting/polling technologies in class.


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Using Wikis

Wikis afford the opportunity to enhance both teaching and learning, and support a variety of activities from content creation of teaching materials, to supporting collaborative student group work and individual project work (e.g. ePortfolio). Wikis can be tutor-led, student-led or co-produced.

This session will: introduce wikis; provide an opportunity to discuss the practical application of the wiki tool for learning and teaching; and demonstrate how to setup a wiki in Blackboard.


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Introduction to Teaching in Microsoft Teams

This session will explore how to facilitate an online synchronous teaching session in Microsoft Teams.
We will look at:

  • how you can engage students in an online session by using the tools available within Teams such as chat, whiteboard, polls and quizzes, and breakout rooms
  • how you can set up and administer a session

 


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Sessions which explore the use of technology to create learning resources; such as adding content to Blackboard

Introduction to Digital Learning and Teaching (DL&T) at DMU

The session will introduce participants to the concept of DL&T@DMU and the support provided by the Digital Learning and Teaching team for both staff members and students. Participants will learn about the learning technology ecosystem at DMU, how to obtain support when using technology in the curriculum, and the relevant policies and governance that effect the use of technology in the curriculum. The session will include a basic introduction to some of the functionalities of the virtual learning system (Blackboard).


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Using Learning Modules to create a study resource in Blackboard

The Blackboard Learning Module is a tool that can be used in any module Content area to create a package of learning resources. Resources can be displayed in a structured manner to focus student engagement with a selected topic or theme and to support a range of pedagogic scenarios, including independent study. Participants will discuss examples and learn how to go about creating their own Learning Modules. They will initiate an outline for a potential Learning Module for their own curriculum. Ideally participants will have prior working knowledge of the range of content types and interactive features in Blackboard.


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Blackboard – Using digital media

Digital media affords the opportunity to enhance teaching and learning via a multi-modal approach; offering multiple ways through which to present and communicate knowledge content; and for students to discover, apprehend, synthesise and re-present knowledge. This session is focussed on the use of digital media in the development of learning resources. Participants will explore how to integrate multimedia (digital images, audio and video) into teaching materials on Blackboard. The session is aimed at participants with little to no experience of using digital multimedia in their teaching practice and will cover: working with digital images; adding audio recordings to Blackboard; adding web-videos such as YouTube; an overview of the Box of Broadcasts resource; and copyright in the use of multimedia.

NOTE: This session does not include DMU Replay


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DMU Replay – Overview

This session provides an overview of DMU Replay and the basic skills required to make a recording. This includes: launching the DMU Replay software in a classroom; setting the software to record voice and PowerPoint slides; making recordings available to students.


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DMU Replay – Recording at your desk

This session is designed to provide insight into how to use DMU Replay to create multimedia-based content away from the classroom.


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DMU Replay – Introduction to Editing

This session will provide an overview of the basic editing tools in Replay. Participants will be able to reflect on how they can edit their recordings to create different types of resources.


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DMU Replay – Enhancing your recordings

In this session you will explore the value that might be added by editing your DMU Replay recordings to enhance them. Thinking about interactivity in the context of UDL you will practice various techniques for adding to and enhancing your recordings. Colleagues will need to have participated in the Introduction to DMU Replay Editing session prior to attending this session.


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DMU Replay – Equitable alternatives

There may be occasions when recording a staff-led session is not appropriate or practical. This hands on session covers the equitable alternatives to recording staff led activity using the DMU Replay software provided in teaching spaces. The session will demonstrate how the DMU Replay system can ingest and share more traditional video files that may have been recorded using faculty loaned equipment or colleagues own equipment in order to meet the DMU Replay policy requirements. Participants will try this for themselves and also explore the potential to enhance their teaching practise by using one of the suggested approaches or an equitable alternative of their own.


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Flipped classrooms and blended learning

This session offers an overview of flipped classroom practice and identifies various technologies that facilitate the approach. It also uses the flipped classroom approach as a means to explore blended learning.


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Technologies to Enhance UDL

Technologies provide a supporting pillar for enhancing UDL approaches to teaching practice and curriculum design. Used appropriately, they can enrich the flexibility, inclusiveness and accessibility of learning environments. This interactive session explores ideas and authentic case studies of technologies for enhancing UDL, with opportunities to discuss and share practice. There are also some quick tips for accessibility to help ensure technologies do not cause barriers to learning. Ideally participants should be familiar with the DMU core teaching, learning and assessment technologies.


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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Education Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. Such resources can be used to effectively underpin, support and enhance online teaching and learning materials. This session offers an overview of OER, including the pros and cons of their use. The session will also explore the ways and means of locating OER and how they can be integrated into online teaching and learning materials.


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Scenario-based approaches to teaching and learning

Scenario-based approaches to learning can be an effective means of providing inclusive, multi-modal learning content – supporting active learning, self-directed learning and the development of deep learning by confronting students with real-world situations and problems. Scenario-based learning (SBL) incorporates approaches such as; problem-based learning, gamification, discovery learning and collaborative learning. This session explores the pedagogy of scenario-based learning, offers examples of some approaches that have been used by staff at DMU, and demonstrates how such scenarios might be created and implemented.

For example: http://aural-initiative.com/scenarios/EmergencyRoom/EmergencyRoom.html

Case study: http://celt.our.dmu.ac.uk/effective-practice/elt-case-studies/developing-high-street/


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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

This session explores the Box of Broadcasts (Bob) technology, which is an on demand TV and radio service for education. This academically-focused system allows staff and students to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and integrate them into their teaching and learning materials.


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If you would like to have any of these sessions delivered for your programme team, or your need faculty support then please contact your Faculty DLaT Consultant to make arrangements:

  • ADH – Heather Conboy, hconboy@dmu.ac.uk (x7828)
  • BAL – Richard Vallance – richard.vallance@dmu.ac.uk (x6296)
  • HLS – Rob Weale – rweale@dmu.ac.uk (x7878)
  • CEM – Ian Pettit – ipettit@dmu.ac.uk (x8860)

NEED HELP ON AN AREA THAT’S NOT LISTED?

See our ‘QuickGuides‘ for more comprehensive Blackboard Help. Online help with our core technologies is available from the ‘Support‘ tab, these include Turnitin (e-assessment) and DMU Replay.