Staff Development

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