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:firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 1865
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 – email@example.com 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. 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/)
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)
Remember some of these may need attribution, so check the description below the clip and copy and paste the relevant information.
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
- Install Pics2Mov
- Choose a simple task and photograph the constituent stages
- Open Pics2Mov
- Choose a 16:9 video
- Place the images in the correct order
- Add text to the images to explain that stage
- Add transitions and music or a voiceover
- Export your video
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 1865.
Monday 23 May, The Learning Curve – Dome floor, Buxton. 12noon onwards.
This is an opportunity for you to meet colleagues from across Learning Enhancement, and discover how our services can support you inside and outside of the classroom.
Staff from across Learning Enhancement will be on hand to give advice, support your development and share good practice.
- Find out how our learning technologies and learning resources can enhance your work.
- Staff from TEL, Library and the College Leads in Learning Enhancement will be on hand.
- Activities and information on Learning at Work week.
- Find out about our skills workshops and support frameworks.
- The launch of the Learning Curve.
This event is open to all academic and support staff. No booking required – drop-in on the day.
- 12.00 Meet the Learning Enhancement support teams and launch of the Learning Curve
- 12.30 Blackboard Refresher session [Rob Higson, G16]
- 13.00 Personal Tutoring – Enhance your personal experience [Duncan Marsen, G16]
- 13.30 Apps and websites for productivity [Johanna Westwood and Claire Gardener, G16]
- 14.00 Video Creation using Mobile Devices [Matt Gilooly and Charlotte Ellis, G16]
- 14.30 Your Library Service: How we can help you in your role [Jon White, G16]
Staff from the department will be at the Learning Curve, 12-3pm. Cold refreshments will be available too.
This University provides a fantastic array of staff development opportunities, across a variety of approaches, organised by a range of internal providers. The challenge is often finding out about what is on offer!
Learning at Work week is an international campaign and this year the theme is ‘connect’. To mark this internal staff development providers are connecting to share development around the University. They will be setting up stalls in the Learning Curve on Thursday 19th May, 12.30 – 2.30pm so do go down to find out more and to discuss with them any needs you have. A central intranet page has been established as a single point of contact to signpost staff to development available across the University
TEL are also running a series of training sessions, open to all staff. For more information please visit the APP site
Leaving the house at 5.30 in the morning, meant that the conference I was attending, not only had to have nice cakes but some interesting content to have made the commute worthwhile.
Open Badges in HE was hosted by Southampton University, was attended by 150 delegates and featured two parallel sessions.
The event was opened by Doug Belshaw, an independent consultant specialising in Open Badges and Digital Literacy. Doug provided an overview of Open Badges and some of the challenges.
I attended another 7 sessions and here are some of the key themes and points of interest
- The universities who were presented were only using badges at a local level. For example tutors were badging a particular module, or a TEL unit were badging their CPD offering.
- Those using badges, had simply ‘dived in’ and were refining processes as they went along.
- There is a steep learning curve, from achieving a badge to sharing it via a profile on social media.
- Offer badges on a voluntary basis.
- Communication to the badge earners is key.
- Need to ‘build in’ rather than ‘bolt on’.
I thought it was a good conference and gave me lots to think about. The University of Derby is beginning a pilot project to look at awarding badges. Reflecting on the event it seems that we are in a unique scenario, in that there is support from management. The Academic Innovation Hub are also developing a bespoke server, which again seems to be an innovative approach.
Further Resources and information
If you would like to know more about Open Badges or would like to be part our of our pilot, then please contact email@example.com
What is it?
Office Lens turns your device into a scanner. Take a photo of a document or a whiteboard and Office Lens trims and enhances it, so it looks like a scanned image.
What can it do?
- Trims, crops and enhances the picture. In Whiteboard mode it will clean up glare and shadows.
- It integrates with Office 365 and OneNote.
- Convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint
- Office Lens uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) so if you capture a printed document, you can search for words and edit them.
Download it now…
Office Lens is a free download from iTunes, Google Play and the Microsoft Store
How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?
- It is a quick and efficient way of converting physical resources into digital ones. Staff and students can take a photo of a handout or worksheet and share it with colleagues.
- Students can capture an explanation or diagram on a whiteboard then use Office Lens to capture it and send it to OneNote to annotate along with their notes.
- Capture documents for inclusion in an ePortfolio, particularly those which require signatures.
- Export your Office Lens image to PowerPoint and the hand drawn lines are converted into objects that can be moved, resized etc. You can continue to develop the work or build a presentation around it.
- Install Office Lens.
- Write a message on a post-it note or whiteboard.
- Use Office Lens to capture the document or whiteboard.
- Using the Export function, email the image to yourself.
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
If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Office Lens within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 1865.
Course Resources is currently set up to open straight to Announcements. This landing page can be changed to another item the menu. If you are not using Announcements, why not set the landing page to your study materials or the location of your submission point, when the assignment deadline is near.
To change the landing page, go to the Control Panel and click on Customisation.
Then click on Teaching Style and scroll down to the section “Select module entry point”
Select the Entry Point you want from the drop down and click the Submit button to save the changes.
Did you know that Derby University has it’s own App? Its available to download on Apple and android devices, but also is a web app. It is primarily aimed at students, but is useful for staff too. It contains campus maps, staff contact directory and the Unibus timetable. It will also link to your library loans and Course Resources.
For more information, go to – http://www.derby.ac.uk/its/mobile/derbyuni-app/