Welcome to the Showcases Page

Our Digital Teaching Showcases will aim to get you up and running with the transfer to online learning as quickly as possible.

Our first showcase “How am I supposed to know what software to use?” ran on the 1st of July 2020 . Our staff gave a number of short presentations on various aspects of teaching that will help you to identify the software(s) that meets your needs. From here, we were able to point staff in the direction of training courses best suited to their requirements.

Sessions and Links to Recordings

Title Recording Description
Showcase Welcome & Academic Insights Link to Recording A welcome to the day’s events and information on the training and assistance available over the summer.
Academic insights: panel of academic colleagues who have delivered teaching online share their experience and expertise on the task at hand.

Primary Presenters: Caroline Bowsher and Kate Hilton
Academic Presenters:
Mr Mark Cooper, Dr Jess Grundy, Dr Richard Prince and Dr Paul Shore
More than a file repository: Exploration of Blackboard’s little known/used tools Link to Recording Blackboard contains many tools which are often overlooked. This session will go through some of the lesser known/used tools available to all staff using Blackboard which may enable better distribution of content, different methodologies of assessment or just making your course more visually appealing.

15-20 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Kate Hilton
How to bring interaction into live online lectures Link to Recording Running live online lectures is new to many staff; this talk touches on how you might consider running online lectures and how to bring interaction into the live online classroom environment. The session will touch on Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Nearpod as potential tools.

20-25 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Austin Lockwood

Academic: Dr Vitalia Kinakh, Lecturer, Division of Dentistry
Benefits of different types of video for different types of learning and how to get started Link to Recording With so many types of video styles to choose from, it’s often hard to decide what is best for your content and which software you should use. This session aims to talk about the pros and cons of different options and what software you should focus on, depending on your teaching style. The session will also touch on how to prepare for recordings for the best quality.

15-20 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Ewan Chamings
Creating text-based content in an online environment Link to Recording For those staff looking to create online resources that are text heavy (such as handbooks, workbooks or web pages), this session will cover the tools available which may suit your needs. Software in this session: Softchalk, Blackboard items.

15-20 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Anna Leicester

Academic: Dr Alison Fisher, Division of Psychology & Mental Health 
What is an “Interactive resource” and how could I start to build one? Link to Recording Creating an online lab? A Powerpoint with narration? Online scenario? or other interactivity? This session will talk through some of the options available and what software to choose when. Software in this session: Powerpoint 365 & iSpring.

15-20 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Ryan Metcalfe
Enabling students to create an online portfolio Link to Recording For those programmes which have the essential requirement of portfolios. Take a brief look into the portfolio tools available. Software in this session: Pebblepad

15-20 mins presentation + Q&A
Primary Presenter: Rochelle Gunter

Academic: Dr Sean Pert, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy