Advent Calendar #19: BoB Playlists

Another box of delights to open today. In a previous entry in our Advent Calendar, we introduced you to BoB, the recording service from Learning on Screen. As well as being a recording service for staff and students at the University, BoB also can be used to create playlists of both TV and Radio programmes. This …

Advent Calendar #18: How to create a festive video message in Powerpoint

Today we show you a (reasonably) simple way to make a festive video message. It could be for your students, or if you’re not sure of the postal deliveries this year, even for your family and friends… How to create a festive video in Powerpoint, step by step: Create a folder on your Hard Drive …

Advent Calendar #13: MediaSpace captions tips and tricks

Today’s Advent calendar tips about editing MediaSpace captions are in response to an academic query – so maybe an academic wish come true? You can add multiple captions files to each video in MediaSpace, so if you need to edit it, you don’t need to replace the one that’s there, at least at the start, …

Advent Calendar: #7 Box of Broadcasts

In the Advent Calendar today we embrace the season by offering you a gift box: Box of Broadcasts (BoB). The University has an Educational Recording Agency Plus licence which allows us to use Box of Broadcasts (BoB) to record and access television and radio programmes – but with one big caveat: these can only be used …

Advent calendar #2: How to make a Stream video available to students

So you’ve made a recording  of yourself wishing your students a seasonal greeting. How best to share it with the students? When staff make recordings of Teams meetings and learning sessions, the recording ends up in Stream. Here’s why leaving them in Stream isn’t usually the best way to make these available to students. Normally, …

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 …