Technology and pedagogy training and support
The teams from the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) and Digital skills training in POD provide training and guidance to enhance your use of the various technologies available to support your teaching.
We have separated the training available into a number of different areas:
1) Guidance and best practice for preparing recorded and nonconcurrent (asynchronous) teaching sessions.
1.1) Technical and best practice training and guidance for recorded online teaching sessions using DMU Replay
1.2) Setting up and using a Discussion Forum in Blackboard
1.3) Setting up and using a Wiki in Blackboard
1.4) Recording for blended learning
2) Preparing and delivering live (synchronous) teaching sessions.
2.1) Technical and best practice training and guidance for live online teaching using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
2.2) Best practice for live online teaching using Microsoft Teams
2.3) Technical support for live online teaching using Microsoft Teams
2.4) Best practice for live online teaching using Microsoft Live event
2.5) Technical support for live online teaching using Microsoft Live event
2.6) Technical support for using the Forms (quizzes and polls) in Microsoft Office
3) Blackboard Assessments and Tests.
3.1) Setting up and using the Blackboard Assessment tools
3.2) Setup and using online Tests in Blackboard
4) Managing large cohorts in your Blackboard module shell.
4.1) Setting up and using Groups in Blackboard.
If you find that you still have questions after accessing these resources then the CELT team are providing drop in sessions to offer additional guidance.
Staff drop-in sessions are taking place every Wednesday from 2 pm to 3 pm and every Thursday from 10 am – 11 am. Click here to join a CELT Team meeting for drop-in support.
If you have questions after using the multi-modal resources provided and you are unable to attend a drop-in, please contact your Faculty ELT Project Officer.
Examples of innovation and best practice using DMU learning and teaching technologies
DMU film experts get creative in engaging students online
With the transition to online teaching, staff have had to adapt extraordinarily quickly to deliver their material and support effective learning in a new way.
We want to highlight examples of techniques and practices that have worked really well, so we can learn from one another as we continue to adjust to this new environment and start to make plans for the next academic year.
The online film club and film ‘tweetalongs’ are two innovative examples of remote learning. These formats allow students to continue to critically analyse films with their lecturers and peers, and also connect with the wider scholarly community.
Lockdown unlocks new levels of creativity for DMU performers
Many Drama and Performing Arts students are now being assessed online as social distancing measures means they can no longer use The Curve theatre. Students have been deeply involved in this transition and have been able use their existing digital skills to adapt to the new format, with access to DMU editing software at home.
Lecturers have also used other forms of remote assessment in asking students to document their experience through video and audio journal entries.
Students release rainbow colouring book to raise NHS funds
Graphic Design tutors have kept the studio environment going online using social media accounts.
The accounts support students by sharing content such as their inspirational Spotify playlists, student sketchbooks and home studio set-ups. Staff are contributing to live projects, posting daily inspirations and sharing their favourite books, typefaces, podcasts, films and much more.