Here are our training opportunities for this semester:
Moodle, 11/03/19, 1200-1400 – book
Moodle, 19/03/19, 1200-1400 – book
Lecture Capture, 20/03/19, 1100-1300 – book
Moodle, 27/03/19, 1200-1400 – book
Moodle, 03/04/19, 1200-1400 – book
Lecture Capture, 30/04/19, 1100-1300 – book
It’s very exciting to see the launch of our new teaching spaces in the Arts Building (2nd floor)! Thanks to the team – Estates, IT Services and TELStA for making it happen.If you are teaching, or being taught in any of these rooms, please do … Continue reading
We’re planning to roll out v3.5 of Moodle on 30 August 2018. There are some changes to look and feel, and to navigation and so we are giving colleagues the opportunity to experience the new version on our test server at http://moody-test.st-andrews.ac.uk (on campus or through VPN only). Here‘s our familiarisation document which outlines the main changes, although it should be noted that the fundamentals of using Moodle are relatively unchanged. Please send your feedback to email@example.com.
Did you miss the Lecture Capture Symposium in May last year? Fear not! You can watch the presentations here. Many thanks to all of our speakers, who represented the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews.
Next semester will see the launch of new space for TELStA activities in the Gateway Building (formerly Seminar Rooms 4 & 5 in the basement of the building). This will be a specially developed and supported space where staff can come and try out new technologies to enhance their teaching, on their own or with small groups of students. Watch this space for more news on this exciting development!
We’re looking for a name for the TELStA space – you can make your suggestions here.
All our technologies are designed to support one or more of the learning activities described here.
Here’s a taste of one of the technologies you’ll be able to try out: the SmartKapp mobile whiteboard.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, we are participating for the first time in the JISC Student Digital Tracker. This annual sector-wide survey will provide us with useful evidence from students as we seek to develop technology enhanced learning across the University. It will also allow us to benchmark ourselves against the sector. Please encourage your students to access the survey at http://tracker.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/uosta.
TELStA welcomes Daryl Haynes to the team as Lecture Capture Co-ordinator. Daryl joins us on a one-year secondment from Media Services (so he will already be a familiar face to many of you). He will be working on technical implementation, training and communication around the Lecture Capture service. He is also happy to advise on other classroom-based technologies. Daryl can be contacted on email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moodle Team are planning to upgrade Moodle to version 2.7. The proposed timeline is:
- Development Server to be upgraded during week commencing 7 September 2015 (access to development team only)
- Test Server to be upgraded during week commencing 15 October 2015 (access to staff for test purposes)
- Live server to be upgraded during week commencing 21 December 2015 (access to all users)
Staff users of Moodle will be able to log in to the test server from week commencing 15 October and test the new version with their existing content, as well as explore new functionality. An overview of new features can be accessed here. Available additional plugins for Moodle can be viewed here (select Moodle 2.7 from the dropdown at the top of the page). If you would find any of these plugins useful to test, please email email@example.com with details as soon as possible in advance of 15 October.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets and retweets from the TEL_St_A Twitter feed this week – just in case you missed them!
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|Educators worry about using technology effectively without looking like idiots. Students? bit.ly/1D2G54N #dpc2015
|@timbuckteeth – thinking of the flipped classroom as flipping roles, not just content. Teacher becomes student. #dpc2015
|Fantastic use of video example in the presentation by Ben Hartshorn and Simon Stevenson. #dpc2015 t.co/pHbVHTBcsV
|“Why blogging works in academia” — @Write4Research t.co/gsRWzOpbf3
|Using Twitter for research. It’s a thing, now. bit.ly/1CqZMbr
|Course approval processes changing to respond to needs of online learning at Glasgow Uni #elesig
|No separate elearning strategy @GCU – technology is a
key enabler of the L&T strategy #elesig
|Teaching staff not engaging w/ elearning. We’ve been talking about this since the start of this century. Why is it still an issue? #elesig
|@ClareJK talking about @unilincoln student partnerships – students “buddying” SMT members – two way mentoring #uogapt
|Technology is now “disappearing into use”, and we can focus on the why and how rather than the what and when #uogapt
|@nickbknickbk talking about convergence between science and design – publication titles as evidence. #uogapt