Having a link directly to the reading on your moodle course increases the chance students will access the reading. Previously it was hard for students to navigate to the correct place in the eReserve activity. There are two ways to make the link to a reading(s). Both assume you have already added your reading to… continue reading »
Having movies held within Echo360 means that you don’t have to resize them, as the system takes care of the streaming. However you want to avoid forcing your students to have to search for a video amongst a whole collection within Echo360. This is possible by linking directly to a particular video on the moodle… continue reading »
How can I use an image labelled CC BY? What about CC BY-ND? Which one should I apply to my work? What do these acronyms mean? Creative Commons (CC) licences are assigned by creators (authors, artists etc) to their work. The CC licence makes it easier to share copyrighted work by defining the conditions of… continue reading »
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 »
Did you know that a majority of students surveyed access their learning content while on the move on a regular basis? If that learning content is on a Learning Management System (LMS, e.g. Moodle or Blackboard) then we need to begin thinking about how to ensure that course pages, activities and resources are viewable and easy… continue reading »
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