A pile of Advent ‘gifts’: Advent Calendar #13

A reminder of some of the ‘gifts’ that were on offer last year in our 2021 Advent Calendar. If you missed out – or just forgot about them, you may find just what you need this year! Games The Learning Technologies Crossword A Xerte Toolkits-based game to play at Christmas Christmas Mix and Match: memory …

Three keyboard shortcuts to quickly make documents more accessible in Word. Advent Calendar #12

It’s a busy time of year when you’re supporting students towards the end of the semester as well as preparing for the Christmas or other end-of-year holiday. So save time with Word’s many keyboard shortcuts to bypass or replace clicking menu items. If you’re in full flow typing, these can be particularly helpful, and if …

Student Engagement Cards resource: Advent Calendar #11

For those looking for new ideas and a way of coming up with them that is in itself engaging, printable cards are a popular way to share and sort ideas.  For some ideas on student engagement, both in the classroom and online, here is a tried and tested set of Learner Engagement cards.  Colleagues at …

Viewfinder magazine – moving image and sound in education: Advent Calendar #10

Today’s Advent ‘gift’ is a resource from Learning on Screen, who are specialists in the use of moving image and sound in education. Their unique services range from On Demand TV and radio, training, copyright advice and online scholarly resources. Last Advent we covered their service Box of Broadcasts and BoB Playlists  for recording and collating …

Quiz review options in Moodle: Advent Calendar #9

Here are five top tips for getting the review settings right in Moodle Quizzes to allow your students to review and amend their answers, or not, depending on your needs. If you’d like your students to be able to review their answers once they’ve submitted the quiz and be able to amend them before the …

The MHS Faculty Digital Learning Hub: Advent Calendar #8

There are a number of dedicated media hubs popping up around the University. For example, we have one in our own office on the ground floor of Pope Building, and the Faculty of Engineering have one on the ground floor of Coates building. On the Ningbo campus you can find, in the library, a Lego …

Timed document release in Moodle: Advent Calendar #7

Here’s a new feature in Moodle you might not have noticed, Timed Document Release. This resource was developed in direct response to the needs of students during take-home online exams. It allows anyone with an Editing Teacher role in Moodle to make a document (or set of documents) available to students, on or after a …

Easily transferring your Teams recordings into Echo360 Engage: Advent Calendar #6

Following on from yesterday’s post about Echo360 Engage, today Terry Willmer, Echo360 guru, tells us how to make your Teams recordings available to your students through Echo360 Engage. Terry shows how to easily copy recordings from a Teams folder to your personal OneDrive, and how to upload videos from your Recordings folder (or any other …

An academic’s guide to Echo360 Engage in Moodle: Advent Calendar #5

I’ve had a lot of queries about the easiest and quickest way to use Echo360 Engage videos in Moodle. So I got together with David Achtzehn, a lecturer in the Business School, and we got to grips with the most straighforward way to include videos in your Moodle module. It’s possible once set up to …

Timed Moodle Forum posts: Advent Calendar #4

Did you know that there’s a feature in Moodle forums that allows you to set a time that a post will be released? This is really handy for limited-time semi-synchronous discussions, or for scheduling Announcements at a particular time and/or date later on, so that you don’t have to log into Moodle at that particular …