Digi Know: Provisional Grades & Feedback tool

Course Resources now has the Provisional Tools and Feedback tool enabled. Please see the video below for a brief overview. The tool currently exists in the module navigation, but is hidden until enabled by a tutor.


For more information and guidance, please view our help guides or contact the tel@derby.ac.uk

Digi Know: University of Derby Wifi

Wifi logoDo you know, what Wifi network to connect to at the University of Derby? The information below, should help you to choose,

  • UniFi – Network for students to log onto, requires re-connection every 3 hours. Login be using standard UN and PW.
  • UniStaff – Network for staff to connect to. A security key needed for this (please speak to IT Services)
  • Eduroam – Wireless network for staff and students which is the preferred option over the other two. Logon using {username}@derby.ac.uk and standard password (this is not updated if password is change so will need to do it manually)
  • _The Cloud – is a 3rd party WiFi network that allows users 3 hours free access before a charge is levied.

Digi Know: Changes to the Turnitin App

Turnitin App LogoDigi Know: Changes to the Turnitin App

Turnitin have rebranded their App, it is now called Turnitin Feedback Studio. You will need to make a a few changes to your app, before you can sync it with current assignment submissions in Course Resources.

To do this:

  • On an iPad go to Settings.
  • Then scroll down and choose “Turnitin” (appears on the left at the bottom of the list).
  • Then choose “Service” (on the right).
  • Then tick the “Feedback Studio UK” option.
  • You should now be able to enter the code from Course Resources.

For further advice and guidance please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team via tel@derby.ac.uk

Forced Marriage Video Resource

The TEL Media team recently worked with the College of Education and the charity Karma Nirvana to produce a video about Forced Marriage. The video informs and educates about the issues raised and give awareness to the signs to spot in young people who might become a victim of this crime.

Forced Marriages where one or both parties is married without their consent and are illegal in the UK but still pose a massive threat to thousands of individuals. This video talks to survivors of both forced marriages and honour-based abuse; a violent crime committed to defend the honour of the family/community, South Wales protection unit and Jasvinder Sanghera the CEO of Karma Nirvana.

Karma Nirvana is holding their second annual Day of Memory on the 14th July 2016 to honour the memory of those whose lives were tragically taken in abuse related to honour and/or forced marriages. #weremember

To find out more please go to http://www.derby.ac.uk/education/ or for Karma Nirvana http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

Digi Know: Panopto help materials and case studies

Following on from a successful regional conference held here at University of Derby, we thought it would be useful to remind you all that we have a comprehensive web page on Panopto – http://www.derby.ac.uk/record This page contains help guides and case studies.

If you would like further advice and guidance, please contact the TEL team via mailto:tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865


Digi Know: Learning & Teaching Conference Special!

At the University of Derby, Learning and Teaching Conference on the 4th July, Lawrie Phipps from JISC delivered the second keynote presentation. The theme of the conference was “What does the future hold” and Lawrie’s presentation was called “Perspectives on Digital: Change isn’t coming, it’s here and it’s permanent”. His presentation largely focused on the JISC Digital Capability Project; Learning Enhancement have been work on embedding the principles within the university through the Digital Derby project. If you would Iike to find out more about the project or how to improve your digital skills, please contact the TEL team – tel@derby.ac.uk or on ext 1865.

Lawrie also asked the audience about their skills in using Microsoft Word, and their knowledge of styles. To find out more about Styles in Word, please our Help Guide or a more comprehensive training document from IT Services

Digi Know: You can find royalty free music on YouTube

‘Digi know’, you can find royalty free music on YouTube. Royalty free music is music where you do not have to pay for the rights to use it, if you use any popular music from the past 50 years you are most likely committing copyright infringement.Follow this link to find some royalty free music. (https://www.youtube.com/user/AudioLibraryEN/)

YouTube Playlist

Listen to some of the music, they have a variety of styles in different playlists and when you have decided on one you like click the, free download button in the video (annotations will need to be turned on)

YouTube clip with download link

Remember some of these may need attribution, so check the description below the clip and copy and paste the relevant information.

Appy Monday – Pics2Mov

Banner showing Digital Derby and Appy Monday: Exploring mobile apps for learning and teaching

What is Pics2Mov

Pics2Mov is an iPhone app to create a montage of videos with a voice over.

What can it do?

  • Edit Videos or Images on a timeline
  • Add Text, or “stickers” on top
  • Use different transitions to move between images
  • Add a voiceover or music track

Download it now

Download from the Apple iTunes store

How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • Present ideas and concepts in a more visual way
  • Create step by step how to videos with text or voice
  • Allow students, a creative way, to prove they have a systematic understanding of concepts

Short task:

  1. Install Pics2Mov
  2. Choose a simple task and photograph the constituent stages
  3. Open Pics2Mov
  4. Choose a 16:9 video
  5. Place the images in the correct order
  6. Add text to the images to explain that stage
  7. Add transitions and music or a voiceover
  8. Export your video

Important note

This App is only available on IPhone. Though the app is free to download it contains paid for content internally please be aware of this when choosing to use it.

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Pics2Mov within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on tel@derby.ac.uk or ext 1865.

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