Category Archives: Teaching Approach

Achievements tool

As part of the recent Blackboard upgrade, a new feature called Achievements will be made available. This tool allows staff to create digital badges that can be awarded to students, either manually or automatically according to a defined set of criteria, … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the LTA conference

Last Tuesday, the ACES TEL Team were involved in a workshop that looked at Blackboard sites within the Media Arts and Communication department. Earlier in January, we began the Threshold Standards projects and reviewed 25% of all ACES module sites. Through … Continue reading

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Review of the first two phases of the Assessment Journey Programme

We are now coming into the third and final year of the Assessment Journey Programme! To keep yourself updated on the progress of the programme so far, please find: Review of the first two phases of the Assessment Journey Programme

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Blackboard Related Screencasts

Four screencasts have been created to help support members of staff within the ACES department. These provide step-by-step instructions on how to use student preview, create RLO’s, mark offline submissions and create feedback rubrics.

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Teaching Software – App Hub

A new teaching software is being released for the academic year 2016/17 called App Hub. This software will be available on all computers and allows both staff and students access to new software which might not be available on the … Continue reading

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Help Guides – Using Camtasia Screencasting Software

Some help guides have been created to help understand how to create and use the screencast software ‘Camtasia’. There are three separate guides which provide step by step instructions on how to create a screencast, how to record a PowerPoint and … Continue reading

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Flipboard – Newsreading App

What is Flipboard? Flipboard is an online resource that stores information from the web on one simple application, it is usually described as a social, magazine and news application. Flipboard gathers information from magazines, newspaper articles, blogs and many other … 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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