Staff Development

Using Learning and Teaching Apps – Webinar 14th June 2018

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Click the image below to watch the recording of the webinar “Using Learning and Teaching Apps” which introduces the Apps available to staff, here at the University of Cumbria.

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iLead iLearn Webinar Series – Your Role as a Module Leader.2nd Febuary 2018

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This webinar looks at your role as a module leader and aims to be a helpful resource for existing module leaders and those who may be taking on this role in the future. Key areas within this webinar include:

How does the University of Cumbria see this role?

How does this role integrate with other academic roles and responsibilities?

What on-going help and support is there?

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iLead iLearn Webinar Series – Adding Digital Interaction with Blackboard Tests and Quizzes, 1st February 2018

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The session began with an overview of how Blackboard Tests and Quizzes can enhance your Blackboard site and help you to evaluate learning, encourage self-assessment and gauge student progress.

Included in the webinar was a demonstration, from both the instructor and student perspective, of a pre-built quiz with questions including examples of multiple choice, jumbled sentence, hot spot, matching, multiple answer, fill the blank, opinion scale, ordering and true/false.  We then looked at completion of the test, instant feedback the student received and how staff can support/feedback through grade centre.

We then moved on to build an example in Blackboard of how to create a test, add questions and deploy to your students.  This information is available to help you create your own in our guide to Blackboard Tests and Quizzes.

The session ended with a demonstration of how you can easily transform Word documents containing questions into Blackboard readable text and import into Blackboard.

Anyone interested in using this functionality is encouraged to contact aqd@cumbria.ac.uk.

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iLead iLearn Webinar Series – Using PebblePad with your Students. 30th January 2018.

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The session started with a refresher of what PebblePad is and its development over the years. PebblePad is the market leader in the ePortfolio world and we have been using it at UoC since 2005. All staff and students have accounts at UoC which can be accessed from the Staff and Student hubs and even from within Blackboard itself. The system is complemented by a wonderful app, PebblePocket, which is free from Google Play and iTunes. If anyone leaves the university, they can register for an alumni account, which is free forever.

We outlined a few of the many ways PebblePad can be used: creating a wide variety of assets such as portfolios, blogs, activity logs, or by creating assets from the in-built templates provided by the system. These assets can then be shared with other PebblePad users or those without PebblePad account. Items can also be created and provided with a weblink which the intended audience can click on without the need for a username and password, so it’s also an excellent web publishing tool.

We then continued to talk about how PebblePad can be used for assessment and the various ways of getting the best out of students. Custom templates can be designed (workbooks) – usually by academic staff – which can provide the student with structured scaffolding on which to build their work. We also looked at the many ways of giving feedback – both formative and summative.

The session ended with a quick demonstration of how to easily add items to PebblePad and we had a glimpse of some good examples of templates currently in use at the University of Cumbria.

Once users login, PebblePad provide lots of in-built support via their homepage (called the Learning Centre) and we in AQD have supplemented this information with various articles and helpsheets via our TEL Knowledgebase which can be found here.

Anyone interested in using PebblePad with their students is encouraged to contact aqd@cumbria.ac.uk to start off interesting conversations!

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iLead iLearn Webinar Series – Preparing and enhancing your Blackboard site. 29th January 2018

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The session started with a brief recap of how Blackboard usage has grown at the university, with the system now being classed as “mission critical”.  A move to module-site delivery and a consistent approach resulted in a set of protocols being developed, and these were shown during the webinar, along with other support available, such as a staff-facing knowledgebase.

Access to these resources can be found via the Staff tab on Blackboard, along with the route to accessing your Blackboard module site, which was demonstrated during the webinar.

The option to review and reuse existing content was highlighted, and a tour of an exemplar site showed how a course could be organised; following the protocols and making the most of the tools available.

A quick walkthrough of adding a profile picture to your site, and making a screen-recording introduction to your course then followed.

Finally, there was a quick update on some system changes that are being planned for 2018/19

A additional question asked outside of the recording was about creating a banner on Blackboard.

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12 Apps of Christmas

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Welcome

What is the 12 Apps of Christmas?
The 12 Apps initiative was created and first run by Regent’s University London in December 2014. The aim was to provide participants with a short online continuing professional development giving participants a daily opportunity to explore a mobile app that has been recommended by one of the 12 Apps contributors.

How the 12 Apps of Christmas work?
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting the 20th of November, a post is published at 10am on the 12 Apps of Christmas course page.
The post will contain suggestions of how to use that days app and how it might work effectively for you in a professional/learning/teaching context. Each post contains short task to help you get started with the app. The tasks take no more than ten minutes a day, although there is an optional ‘Further Tasks’, which takes more time and helps you to explore other potential uses.

Who is it for?
This online course is also open to anyone that has an interest in new technologies and would like to explore mobile apps. This online course is geared towards all University of Limerick staff that have an interest in using new technologies in their working context.

The Twitter hashtag #UL12apps during the course. After the live course, the materials will be left up to refer back to later.

On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on how apps can be used within their learning/teaching/professional context.
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges with their peers on the use of new mobile technologies.
  • Trial a specific app for learning/teaching/research in their own context based on an informed rationale.

How to take part

Go to the following link http://bit.ly/2h9bX5r and fill in your account details. Once you have created your Sulis (Learning Management System) login you can join the 12 Apps of Christmas site by going to the following link https://tinyurl.com/ydb5sn3k.

HEA Updates

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Pleased to announce the latest staff to gain HEA recognition either through the CPD or PgC route, especially the D4 (Principal Fellow) which is the University’s 2nd D4.

D4: Principal Fellow of the HEA

Nicky MEER, Academic Developer

D3: Senior Fellow of the HEA

Fiona BUCHANAN, Law

Anne GAGER, Education

D2: Fellow of the HEA

Kamal AHMED, Education

Katie BANKS, International Coordinator, LiSS

Dr Elaine BIDMEAD, research fellow, CACHET

Kerrie BROOKS, Law

Laura COLLINS, Mental Health Nursing

Laura DAGLISH, Drama

Lisa DORRIGTON, Children’s Nursing

Kelly FIELDEN, Occupational Therapy

Carly HAWKINS, Adult Nursing

Amanda HILL, Social Work

Dr Davina HILL, Zoology

Dr Claire HOLT, Conservation

Tania HOPLEY, Social Work

Gail JEFFERSON, Medical Imaging

Judith KELLY, Mental Health Nursing

Alex LEEK, Policing

Matthew MADDOCK, Paramedic Science

Christopher MARQUIS, Medical Imaging

Richard MARSH, Project Management

Rebekah POWELL, Career Ahead Coordinator

Jason ROSCOE, Counselling

Francis SIMPSON, Policing

Claire VUCKOVIC, Education

Steve WALKER, WCF/YCD

PebblePad V5

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PebblePad has moved from v3 (used Flash) to v5 (uses html5). The main difference is to Pebble+ – the personal space within PebblePad – where assets are created, shared and stored.

ATLAS, the assessment area within PebblePad, remains unchanged.

Everything in your Pebble+ account has transferred over into the new version.

The main differences:

  • Works on all mobile devices and looks and behaves the same, no matter what device is used.
  • Drag and drop to add files to your asset store.
  • Improved text editing functions – you can use your mouse to copy and paste text.
  • All Assets and Resources are in one place – no separate tabs for shared assets any more.

Here are some guides to help you navigate your way around the new version:

PebblePad v5: click the link to see what the new interface looks like; how to create assets; upload files; share with people or for assessment and Alumni information.

Academic PPDR instructions: click the link to find out how to fill out your Academic PPDR for the first and subsequent years.

Don’t forget, you can take your PebblePad account and all its contents with you if you leave or graduate from the university and you can continue to use it FREE forever. Just register for an Alumni account before you leave or graduate.

Academic Professional Workshops May 2017

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Staff Development Week

15th– 19th May AQD and Information Services will be delivering a series of staff development sessions.  In light of the changes to the Disabled Students Allowance we have developed a session for colleagues which highlights best practice in inclusive learning, teaching and curriculum design and will support staff in developing and adapting their learning and teaching practice in light of funding changes for disabled students.  These sessions will be run on each of our northern campuses.  Personal tutoring is vital to the success of our students and we are therefore running two sessions on effective Personal Tutoring Practice in Lancaster & Carlisle.  Colleagues from Information Services are offering a refresher session on Cite them Right which will take place in Lancaster and Fusehill Street.

This summer we will be upgrading our Learning Technologies and as a result there will be some changes to how some of our systems look and behave, we are running a number of sessions on our northern campuses to introduce these changes to colleagues in advance of the new academic year.

To view the Timetable in PDF format, please click here
Session Descriptions:

Inclusive Learning & Teaching: How do the changes in funding for disabled students affect inclusive learning, teaching and assessment? What are you expected to do in your role? This workshop covers: Practical ideas and activities towards creating an equal learning experience for all students; An understanding of ‘reasonable adjustments’ and the impact on your teaching; Curriculum design and delivery considerations relating to inclusive practice; An opportunity to share/update what inclusive practice means in your learning environment and context

Cite Them Right Refresher:Refresh your knowledge of referencing using the 10th edition of Cite Them Right (Pears and Shields, 2016) and find out how to support your students with their referencing skills. Topics include: * Following the rules of in-text and end-text referencing * Understanding the changes in the 10th edition of Cite Them Right Staff new to the University or those who want to brush up their referencing skills. * Accessing Cite them Right online * Supporting students in developing their referencing skills * Bring any queries which you are happy to share with colleagues.

Effective Personal Tutoring: Personal Tutoring is a pro-active academic role designed to raise achievement and maximise student potential. This workshop aims to introduce you to PT policy and practice and demonstrate how you and your teams can make the most out of this activity through discussion and showcasing existing excellent practice.

Learning Technology Coming Soon:  Prior to the start of academic year 2017/18 there will be some changes to the core learning technology systems at the university, namely: * PebblePad is moving to version 5 * Turnitin GradeMark is moving to Turnitin Feedback Studio * Blackboard is being upgraded, which includes a theme change * The streaming server, Medial, is moving to version 5 These updates were highlighted in an earlier iLead post (https://ilead.cumbria.ac.uk/2017/02/16/learning-technology-coming-soon/) , and this session provides an opportunity for you to see and hear more about the changes.

Skype for Business for Learning & Teaching; Do you need to make contact with your students individually or in groups when they’re not coming to campus?  Webinar technology has come a long way in the last few years.  Did you know that Skype for Business can be used as a webinar tool and is perfect for individual and group sessions?  In this session we will highlight how to make effective use of this technology for webinars and other teaching and learning activities.

Please book by following this link: http://tiny.cc/aqd-workshops

Academic Professional Workshops January 2017

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Academic Development Sessions

In the week of January 16th – 20th AQD, in collaboration with LiSS, are running a number of academic professional development workshops.  These sessions have been designed and developed to cover a range of activities and meet the needs of colleagues who teach and support learning.

We will be running sessions on our 4 main campuses.  Each session will last for one or two hours; 10:00 – 12:00 or 14:00 – 16:00.  Additionally, we will have half hour or one-hour lunchtime webinars focusing on our learning technologies.

All sessions are bookable through the staff development booking system:
http://tiny.cc/aqd-workshops
please follow this link.

Workshop Schedule

Below, you will find the timetable for the week. The full session descriptions are available here and on the online booking system. If you have any queries please email AQD@cumbria.ac.uk .

Webinars

During the Lunchtime of this week we will be running a series of lunchtime (12:30-13:30) webinars using Skype for Business. These webinars will provide quick introductions to key learning technologies, digital activities and their use within your professional practice. Sessions include:

Monday:
Bristol Online Survey
Using Video in Blackboard

Tuesday:
Introduction to Camtasia Relay
How are your students using Blackboard?

Wednesday:
Blackboard Tests and Quizzes
Introduction to Pebblepad

Thursday:
Turnitin Originality Reports
Adaptive Release in Blackboard

Friday:
Coming soon in our Learning technologies
Copyright & Scanning

Development Week Schedule:

Lancaster

Ambleside

Fusehill Street

Brampton Rd.

Monday

10:00 – 12:00

Turnitin Essential

Turnitin Rubrics

 

Best Practice Assessment & Feedback

Blackboard Essentials

Pebblepad Essentials

Pebblepad Assessments

14:00 – 16:00

Gathering Evidence for your UKPSF Application

Leading Academic Teams and Programmes

Turnitin
Essentials

Turnitin Rubrics

Mobile
Learning

Copyright
and scanning Journals and E-resources for your subject area

Tuesday

 

10:00 – 12:00

Best Practice Assessment & Feedback

Delivering Engaging Teaching Sessions

Copyright
and scanning

Journals and E-resources for your subject
area

Gathering Evidence for your UKPSF Application

14:00 – 16:00

Leading Academic Teams and Programmes

Designing Teaching for Learning

Pebblepad Essentials

Pebblepad Assessments

Social Media for Academic Purposes

Wednesday

10:00 – 12:00

Delivering Engaging Teaching Sessions

Quality Assurance – headlines and priorities

Social Media for Academic Purposes

Turnitin Essentials

Turnitin Rubrics

14:00 – 16:00

Designing Teaching for Learning

Copyright
and scanning

Journals
and E resources for your subject area

Leading Academic Teams and Programmes

Blackboard Essentials

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Thursday

 

10:00 – 12:00

Social Media for Academic Purposes

Mobile Learning

Gathering Evidence for your UKPSF Application

Delivering Engaging Teaching Sessions

14:00 – 16:00

Blackboard
Essentials

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Turnitin Essentials

Turnitin Rubrics

Best Practice Assessment & Feedback

Designing Teaching for Learning

Friday

10:00 – 12:00

Pebblepad Essentials

Pebblepad Assessments

     

14:00 – 16:00

Quality Assurance – headlines and priorities