Be Blackboard and Google Drive/Apps ready for semester 2

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The beginning of a new semester can be a daunting experience not only for students but for teachers as well; in particular for those who are teaching for the first time, are relatively new to teaching or simply are returning to teaching after a break.  Teachers often get asked: “Are you ready to go? and the answer to this is … Read More

How to create a QR code with Google URL Shortner

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Last week we showed you Andrew Robinson’s work creating videos and uploading them into Youtube playlists, and then printing QR codes to link to those videos. Here’s a very quick video instruction on how to generate those QR codes using Google URL Shortner, and how to print them to an appropriate size. Apologies for the orientation of my screen, the key … Read More

Teaching Youtube to teach

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We’ve been helping Andrew Robinson develop a Youtube channel with videos that assist in his teaching of shoe making…

Online learning is nowhere near here, but is everywhere else instead

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Recently the DSC Academic Development Group asked the digital learning team to present examples and discussion points on successful online learning. Mark Smithers, Andrea McLagan and Leigh Blackall contributed. Their presentations were recorded on screen and with a room area microphone. This is Leigh’s contribution – links to Andrea and Mark’s presentations forthcoming. Video Here is the video of Leigh’s contribution … Read More

How to: Create videos using Hangouts on Air

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create video using Google Hangouts on Air

You can use Google Hangouts on Air to create a video which you can then edit, manage and release on YouTube. The following document will step you through the process of creating a video using Google Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn … Read More

How to: Use Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air

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use google hangouts

What are Google Hangouts? Google Hangouts is a video, chat and broadcast platform that you can use for multiple purposes, including: The following document will step you through the process of using Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should you want to learn more. … Read More

Staff profiles

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The ideal When I look up a teacher or academic, a rich array of images, videos, presentations, publications, websites comes up in the search results. Top of the list is either their website or the staff profile for their primary place of work. The reality Most often than not, no images, no videos, no presentations, a few inaccessible publications, and … Read More

How to: Invite staff and students to join a community in G+

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invite people to join a google community

You can use a Google Community as a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with students and staff involved in your course. The following document will step you through the process of inviting them to join your Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below … Read More

How to: Join a community in G+

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join a G+ community

A Google Community is a communal space where you can share ideas and have ongoing conversations with other people in your course, or with people around other shared interests. The following document will step you through the process of joining a Google Community. You can follow the links in the document, and note that related how-to’s are listed below should … Read More

How to: Set up a community in G+

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set up google community

What is a Google Community? A Google Community is a communal space where you can set up ongoing conversations around particular interest topics. You may want to create one for your course participants to share ideas, thoughts and artefacts. The following document will step you through the process of setting up a Google Community. You can follow the links in … Read More