Category Archives: E-Learning

Using Video for Assessment

Susan Fairest and Jill Machon decided to use video assessment for a piece of group work to make it more exciting for the students. The raison d’etre for choosing this method was that “At Level 5 they get a lot … Continue reading

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Google Drive

Open your Staff Google Drive. Unlimited cloud-based storage space to keep all of your files. Access your work from any device and share your work between colleagues and collaborate on projects. Google Drive’s inbuilt suite of ‘apps’ allows collaborative working, … Continue reading

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@SBSTELHelp

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team in SBS have recently set up a Twitter account to announce new blog posts on the SBS TEL blog site, highlight any interesting articles that may occur through technology blogs we follow as a … Continue reading

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Office 365 – free to all staff and students

Office 365 is now available to all staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University. It includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote and more, available for offline and online use. Our subscription entitles you to: Install Microsoft Office on up to 5 … Continue reading

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Zipping Office documents

Zip files can be used to combine and compress documents to be emailed but the .zip extension can also be used to deconstruct Office documents. Why would you want to deconstruct an Office file? Most people will have no reason … Continue reading

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Control access in Google Drive

Want to give someone access to a folder or document for a time-limited period? Want to create a shared folder with students for assessment, with the ability to turn off access after submission deadline automatically? This Google Script may just … Continue reading

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Want original images, royalty free?

OK so unless you are an ace photographer with a lot of time and patience, chances are you won’t have a host of stunning high quality images to hand. Unsplash.com are offering Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. 10 … Continue reading

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Voting Systems

Voting Systems Classroom Response Systems are a great way to encourage interaction and engagement in learning environments. This post will look in brief at 5 Voting systems: Turning Point Technology with clickers & ResponseWare Socrative 2 Nearpod Poll Everywhere sli.do … Continue reading

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Bring presentations to life

Create stunning animated video presentations in minutes   What is it? A free app that allows you to create a presentation, with an option to record a narrative over the top, allowing you to create simple, yet effective resources in … Continue reading

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Sorting data from a Google sheet in a webpage

We were asked if it was possible to import data from a Google Sheet in to a webpage that would allow the user to sort the data. The idea was that staff could go on to the webpage, check their data, email … Continue reading

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