Reducing the size of video files is useful to save bandwidth and make videos more accessible for students on the move. If you are using Moodle there is a file-size limit of 200Mb. If you are making the video available via Echo360 that limit does not apply, as Echo360 streams the file. Fortunately reducing the… continue reading »
Do you want to learn more about educational, office, business, or hobby software? Where do you go? The University has made access to Lynda.com free through ITS.
Are you using blogging for education, pedagogy, research? Would you like to participate in a Twitter Conference? PressEDConf18 is the place to be … Contributions due 23 February 2018. Conference starts 2200h 29 March 2018 (1000h 29 March 2018 British Summer Time) Participate by following the hashtag #pressedconf18 More info at https://pressedconf.org/ Want some… continue reading »
Have you ever watched a movie and thought about what you learned from it for days afterwards? Have you watched a video and forgotten about it as soon as the end credits rolled? Whether a video sticks with you and keeps you thinking is down to a considered use of visuals and script to… continue reading »
The 12 apps of Christmas are back, the year must be almost done!! This (free) short course will show you 12 apps, and how to use them for learning, teaching, or professional purposes. You’ll get 10-minute tasks to help you get started with the day’s app. Follow the hashtag: #UL12apps to see the learning, share… continue reading »
If you want to keep up with what is happening with University of Otago eLearning, check out the eLearning News blog by eLearning, Teaching and Learning Facilities (ITS). This is where you can find the latest updates on what is happening with SafeAssign, Blackboard, Otago Capture and other University of Otago supported eLearning platforms.
As teachers, having video and images that help convey clinical material is invaluable. It’s not possible for every student to see every procedure, or to provide one-on-one tutorials every time someone needs a refresher. There are multiple sources of these resources online, but the most easily found (e.g., YouTube or Google image search) sometimes… continue reading »
The University of Otago includes a team of staff who you may not have heard about. They are the ITS Teaching and Learning team. This team supports teaching and learning tools for the university and is an excellent source of information about tools that can be linked to from within Moodle or Blackboard. If you… continue reading »
Join the free, open, short, online, course: The 12 Apps of Christmas. For 12 (weekdays) learn about a different mobile app, how it is being used by an educator, and how their students reacted to the app.
This awesome website lets you create interactive HTML-5 activities and iframe them into your moodle courses.