As the new academic year kicks off we’ve prepared a number of staff development opportunities related to Technology Enhanced Learning. There will be 6 opportunities throughout October that we’ll be providing locally within the Faculty, as well as those offered from the central eLearning Unit. Also, for the first time we’re experimenting with offering two webinars so people can engage remotely.
Details of our Faculty-based sessions are as follows. The workshops are all held on the Liverpool campus, however remote colleagues may wish to access the webinars. If you are interested in attending, please register via the eventbrite link at the bottom so your attendance can be logged into the University systems for PDR. Once you’re registered you will receive an email confirmation and then a separate email with further details of the session (room location, webinar URL, etc).
The VITAL test tool
This session is aimed at those who are new to using the test tool within VITAL. We’ll look at using the tool to create test questions, including the different questions styles you can utilise to suit your module. We’ll also run through the settings of each test, so you know exactly what is available, and of course how to access those all important results.
When: Tuesday 7th October – 12-1pm
Who: Laura Blundell
Using Web 2.0 Tools for Education
This is the first in a series of workshops that will look at tools that are available on the Internet that can enhance teaching and learning. This workshop will focus on two tools in particular: Padlet, a virtual wall that allows people to post their thoughts on a common topic easily; and TubeChop, an easy-to-use web tool which allows you to ‘chop’ YouTube videos into small chunks related to your learning outcomes.
When: Wednesday 8th October – 12-1pm
Who: Anita Holt
Webinar – Introduction to the VITAL Baseline
This online session will introduce the University-wide initiative to introduce greater consistency to all VITAL modules across. The session will use the Adobe Connect platform so you can engage anywhere you want!
When: Wednesday 15th October – 12-1pm
Who: Peter Reed
Webinar – Introduction to Tools to Facilitate Online Submission, Marking and Feedback
This session will provide an overview of the tools available within the University to support online submission, marking and feedback, notably the assignment tool within VITAL and the third-party tool, Turnitin. This online webinar will enable you to investigate and implement solutions to online submission, marling and feedback in your courses.
When: Friday 17th October – 2-3pm
Who: Peter Reed
VITAL 60 Minute Makeover
This session will cover the basics of VITAL to give your module areas a makeover. It will discuss the University’s new VITAL Baseline which all modules should meet, including the new automated Module Overview page, as well as lots of other useful tips for giving your module a spring clean.
When: Wednesday 22nd October – 1-2pm
Who: Peter Reed
Using Turnitin & Grademark for Online Submission, Marking & Feedback
This session will provide an overview of Turnitin and Grademark tools to enable online submission of coursework, with additional ability to mark and comment on work electronically. A dedicated app enables marking of coursework using an iPad, and the tools even support the ability to record audio feedback for students. Peter Alston will share his experience of implementing these tools within the School of Life Sciences)
When: Wednesday 29th October – 12-1pm
Who: Peter Reed & Peter Alston