Screen Sharing Options available to the presenter during a Microsoft Teams Meeting

How often in a Teams meeting have you said “Can you see my screen?” over the past couple of years? I am guessing a lot. However, are you aware of all the options available when you click on the Share icon in a Teams meeting? If not, you will be by the end of this …

Advent Calendar #17: Digital Drop-in

Yesterday when talking about the help offered to staff by Learning Technologies, we mentioned the Digital Drop-In for staff. The staff Digital Drop-in Microsoft Team was created in March 2020 to replace the face-to-face Drop in, which ran in E06 in the Monica Partridge building. Here staff have been able to ask the team for …

Advent Calendar #16: Where to get help and what to do when something goes wrong

Today in the Advent Calendar we’re hoping to give you peace of mind. What do you do when it all starts to go wrong? When you can’t make the technology do the thing you want it to, or can’t even find a technology that will do what you’d like? When you don’t know if it’s …

Advent  Calendar #12: Getting students to annotate PowerPoint slides during a MS Teams meeting

It’s Day 12 and this tip has been written in response to a recent question via the Digital Learning Drop-in. A colleague asked if it was possible for participants during a Teams meeting to annotate PowerPoint slides. Apparently this is possible in Zoom, so we set out to find a way to do it with …

Advent Calendar #8: Moving files between Microsoft Teams

Today’s Advent Calendar Tip is one you might not even know you need. But if you’ve ever had to move a file from one MS Team to another MS Team, you’ll know why this is handy! You might want to move a file from one Team to another because an incorrect file was added, a …

Advent Calendar #6: Q&A: a new student engagement app from Microsoft

Microsoft have rolled out a new app, the Q&A app, which enables question and answer sessions to be held in Teams meetings. Meeting organizers and designated presenters can hold moderated or unmoderated question and answer sessions at any point during a Teams meeting. They are also able to mark best answers, filter responses, moderate and …

MS Teams Tip of the Day: Keyboard shortcuts

Microsoft Teams has a number of quick tricks and keyboard shortcuts: these include shortcuts for moving around Microsoft Teams, opening menus, sending messages, and starting and ending calls, and more. Even if you’re unlikely to use many of them, it can be useful to know the shortcuts for the actions you use most often. Here …

A Summer of Moodle #13: Training sessions to help you use Moodle and other technologies

A number of training sessions are being run by the Learning Technology Section and colleagues to help staff plan and create online learning for the new academic year.  More sessions are added all the time, but currently the following are available, all of which help you use Moodle more effectively, often by linking to other systems.  They …

A Summer of Moodle #6: Linking Moodle and Teams

At present there isn’t a way of directly integrating one Moodle with three tenancies of MS Teams (one per international campus). Here are ways in which you can link Moodle and Teams to provide as seamless an experience as possible for your students. Put a link to your Team within the Moodle page along with …