Do more digital with your teaching and assessment
By Caroline Norris, on 17 January 2023
Do you want to try something new in your teaching or assessment? Are you concerned that your materials aren’t as accessible and inclusive as you would like them to be? Why not come along to one of our short online* training sessions to learn a new skill, improve your teaching materials or explore new assessment methods?
Add more interaction to your course by using polling software like Mentimeter for Continuous Module Dialogue or to engage students either during class or asynchronously between sessions. You could also Use online whiteboards to encourage student interaction or ask students to collaborate on projects using Microsoft Teams: get a Beyond Basics Overview or learn about Document Management and Collaboration.
Digital Accessibility is a vital part of making your course inclusive and we have courses on Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Courses, Creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations and Creating accessible Word documents. You might also want to ensure you are following Best practice for video captions and transcripts when sharing multimedia.
Liven up your course with more multimedia content by learning how to do Basic video editing using iMovie on a Mac or Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC to convert your presentation to video. You could also come on our Podcasting made easy workshop or our series of workshops for making a film using your iPhone (Planning, Filming advice and Make a short film) and pass these skills on to your students so they can create multimedia content as part of their course.
If graphical content is a challenge, our beginners courses in Basic image editing using free tools can get you started with existing content while An introduction to free graphic design tools and Creating Infographics using free web-based tools are a great way to start creating more original content without having to buy expensive software.
Finally, if you’ve never done Digital book-making, it can be great for digital storytelling and Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool is another interesting option for presenting your material in new ways. These can also open up new possibilities for your students and the ways in which they present their coursework.
We’ve cherry picked a few courses below that might be of particular interest, but for our full schedule of upcoming courses visit Digital Skills Development News on the Digital Education blog. If you subscribe to the blog you’ll get regular updates from us and our other Digital Education teams. Click on the link(s) below to book a place or add yourself to the interest list to be informed about upcoming dates. More details about how to book, how to join sessions etc. can be found on our Practical Course Information page. If you aren’t sure what training you need and would like individual support and advice we also have a regular drop in during term time.
*All sessions are online via Microsoft Teams unless otherwise indicated.
Add more interaction and collaboration
|01/02/2023||10:00||11:00||DSD: Mentimeter for Continuous Module Dialogue (CMD)
THIS SESSION IS NOW CANCELLED
|08/02/2023||10:00||11:00||DSD: Use online whiteboards to encourage student interaction|
|02/02/2023||10:00||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview|
|08/03/2023||10:00||11:30||DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3 – Document Management and Collaboration|
Make your content more accessible
|24/01/2023||14:00||15:30||DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations|
|02/03/2023||10:00||11:30||DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations|
|24/01/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts|
|31/01/2023||14:00||15:30||DSD: Creating accessible Word documents|
|09/03/2023||14:00||15:30||DSD: Creating accessible Word documents|
|02/02/2023||14:00||15:30||DSD: Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Courses|
Use more audio-visual content
|25/01/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Basic video editing using iMovie on a Mac|
|25/01/2023||10:00||11:00||DSD: Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC|
|02/02/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Podcasting made easy – workshop|
|07/02/2023||10:00||11:00||DSD: Planning a short film|
|07/02/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Filming advice for a short film|
|14/02/2023||10:00||11:00||DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone|
Create and edit graphical content
|31/01/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Creating Infographics using free web-based tools|
|15/02/2023||10:00||11:15||DSD: Basic image editing using free tools (Demo)|
|21/02/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: An introduction to free graphic design tools|
Present material in new ways
|08/02/2023||14:00||15:00||DSD: Digital book-making|
|25/01/2023||10:00||11:30||DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop|
|21/02/2023||14:00||15:30||DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop|
Please note that the above dates and times were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. Follow the links provided or check our latest schedule for the definitive current schedule.