Author Archives: David Chegwidden

Group Assignments – Staff and Student Guidance

This post aims to give you an overview of what group assignments are, how you can set them up and what guidance you can have to students submitting to them. How do I set up Group Assignments? Before You Begin … Continue reading

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PowToon

What is PowToon? PowToon allows you to create short videos which can be used for presentations or as an animation. It is easy to use and allows you to add audio and music to your video. PowToon could be used … Continue reading

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Editing a Screencast recorded on Screencast-o-matic

You can edit recordings which have been done on Screencast-o-matic. There are many features which can help improve your videos. A guide on how to record and publish your screencasts can be found here. How to Access Go to https://screencast-o-matic.com/shuscreencast Click on Browse … Continue reading

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Voice Recognition for Inline Grading

Voice recognition software can be used to reduce the amount of time spent typing. This can help you give comments on work using inline marking without typing.  This software is available on all Windows and Mac PCs. This guide will … Continue reading

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ACES Case Study: Screencasting

Screencasting can be used to give video and audio feedback on assignments. The university has a License for  Screencast-o-Matic, a web based screencast software tool that enables users to record screencasts directly from the browser. This style of feedback has … Continue reading

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Grading Colour Codes

Grading colour codes can help you to easily identify which students are potentially struggling on your module. You can select different colours and boundaries to be highlighted to you.  This is particularly useful for large modules with lots of students. … Continue reading

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Using Page Notes as a Comment Bank

The Chrome extension Page Notes can be used to create a comment bank from which you can copy and paste comments onto feedback in Crocodoc. This can be useful to copy generic comments easily onto assignments without opening documents or … Continue reading

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Screencasting Feedback

Screencasting is a great way to provide Feedback and is already being used in many places in ACES. This post aims to provide a quick reference guide on how to record your feedback and upload it to Blackboard. Headsets can be … Continue reading

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