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Digital learning and teaching

Using digital tools and resources for learning and teaching including assessment, planning, participating and reflecting. Building learning and teaching relationships through digital media. Recording personal development events for use in reflection and evidencing achievement.

To find out about lecture recording training events, visit the Media Hopper Replay training page.

If you are unable to attend a course you have booked, please cancel through the Event Booking channel. Attendance is recorded and failure to attend without prior notice may affect your future bookings. We frequently offer standby places to people on the waiting list, so please arrive in good time or your place may be reallocated as a standby.

Tailored courses can be run in your school or department, and may incur development charges. Please contact Digital Skills and Training for more information.

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  • Introduction to Grade Centre & Assessments in Learn
  • Introduction to Learn
  • Introduction to Top Hat electronic voting system
  • Learn and Teach with Lynda.com
  • Managing Course Copy and Migration in Learn
  • Online Assessment and Feedback using Turnitin and GradeMark
  • Prezi Next: Introduction
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first?

Introduction to Grade Centre & Assessments in Learn

Description

This course will provide a basic introduction to the Grade Centre in Learn, as well as an overview of some of the assessment options available in Learn. This session is intended as an brief introduction to these tools and links to additional support materials will be recommended during the session. 

  • What is the Grade Centre?
  • How to manage Grade Centre Columns
  • Marking and Feedback in Grade Centre
  • Reports and Smart Views
  • Overview of Assessment types
  • Learn Assignments
  • Tests in Learn

 This course is aimed at course administrators and instructors who would like a general overview of the Grade Centre and associated tools.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Introduction to Learn

Description

This course provides a basic overview of the Learn virtual learning environment for course administrators and teaching staff. It covers:

  • Learn orientation
  • Adding course content
  • Adding links to, and organising, the course menu
  • Overview of essential tools: Announcements, Email, Calendar, Groups and the Discussion Board

The workbook for this course is available to download from our Documents Catalogue: Introduction to Learn workbook

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Introduction to Top Hat electronic voting system

Description

Electronic voting systems allow lecturers to add question and answer activities to lecture sessions to support interactivity and engagement with large groups. A new web-based system, called TopHat, was introduced in Summer 2015. 

This course introduces you to Top Hat and shows you how to use the basic features such as creating a course and adding questions to the course. We will be using the web based version of the system and you are welcome to bring your mobile device use during the session.

The workbook for this course is available to download from our Documents Catalogue: Introduction to Top Hat workbook

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Learn and Teach with Lynda.com

Description

The University of Edinburgh provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest technology, digital, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos.

Find out how you can learn and teach with Lynda.com and

  • Search for courses
  • Create and share playlists
  • Choose a career path
  • Use playlist centre
  • Share your certificates of achievement

The workshop is very informal and will involve a presentation about Lynda.com, a demonstration on how to use it effectively and time to explore the online content and create your own playlist.

Open to all staff and students (exluding visitors).

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Managing Course Copy and Migration in Learn

Description

This course will provide an overview of how courses are created each year as part of the annual migration from one academic year to another. The course will look at some of the common approaches taken in this process. The course will provide a demonstration of different copy and backup approaches that are available in Learn and discuss the considerations that need to be made for each approach.

  • What is Rollover / Migration
  • How are my courses created and populated
  • What are templates, and how do they work
  • Demo and description of different Copy & Backup techniques

This course is aimed at those who are responsible for the day-to-day management of courses and professional support teams for courses. Participants are expected to be familiar with course management tools in Learn.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Wednesday 13-Jun-2018, 09:30 - 11:00
Venue EW10, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street Central Area
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Online Assessment and Feedback using Turnitin and GradeMark

Description

This course focuses on using Turnitin for content similarity detection and GradeMark as an electronic marking and feedback facility. Topics covered include:

  • Accessing Turnitin (for tutors and students).
  • Setting up Turnitin assignments.
  • Interpreting Turnitin originality reports.
  • Introduction to GradeMark.
  • Providing enhanced feedback through GradeMark (including audio comments).
  • Using QuickMark and rubrics.
BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Prezi Next: Introduction

Description

Course information

This brand new 2 hour classroom-based course provides a 'hands on' introduction to Prezi Next - Prezi's latest generation presentation platform built on HTML 5 technology.

On this course you will learn how to:

  • Create your own free personal educational Prezi Next account
  • Browse and use template presentations 
  • Navigate the interface
  • Understand and add topics and subtopics
  • Add text, images, YouTube videos, shapes and symbols
  • Animate content 
  • Add comments, collaborate with others, and present your presentation
  • Manage your account and presentations

Additional support materials

View our 'Prezi Next: Introduction' Lynda.com playlist: https://www.lynda.com/SharedPlaylist/d07b1e9664484ef4a8cc6f052c06fce3?org=ed.ac.uk

Instructions on how to create your free Lynda.com account can be found at: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/help-consultancy/is-skills/lynda/creating-account

Booking and cancellation information

This course is open to all University of Edinburgh staff and students. If for any reason you can no longer attend after you have booked, please cancel your place via the 'My Bookings' section of the Event Booking channel in MyEd or email is.skills@ed.ac.uk.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)

Description

If you want to make time for self-paced learning away from your desk, or if you cannot make the date of a taught course, then this session might be for you. This workshop will let you work at your own pace through the training materials on our Documents Catalogue in the following topics:

You can also use the session to work through a Lynda.com video tutorial.  You pick the topics that are most relevant to you and work at your own pace in a comfortable and quiet environment. Further informationThe sessions are up to 3 hours long. You don’t have to stay for the whole session. We have headphones you can borrow to listen to Lynda.com tutorials.The documents used at this session can be downloaded from our Documents Catalogue and are suitable for self-study at any time. There are also easy-to-follow video tutorials in a huge range of topics available through the University's Lynda.com subscription. Please note that the subscription does not include visitors to the University.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.

Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first?

Description

In this session, open to all University of Edinburgh staff, we will discuss best practice from three recent Wikipedia assignments at the University of Edinburgh and outline the steps that would be involved in running a Wikipedia assignment.

Demystifying the process behind such assignments, attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about how assignments can be conducted in their own field including:

  • an overview of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines;
  • how the new Visual Editor interface has made editing Wikipedia as easy as blogging with Wordpress;
  • how to create worklists for students to create/improve articles in their field of interest;
  • how to manage assignments using the Dashboard platform and/or Project pages.
  • how to tidy up articles at the completion of the assignment (linking to & from other relevant pages, adding categories, linking to relevant WikiProjects etc.)

In a recent survey 97% of instructors have said they would teach with Wikipedia again while Wiki Education assignments have also been shown to improve student writing and the learning & teaching within the curriculum. NB: Watch Your OERs will outlive you:(video) for a fuller picture.

BookingsThere are currently no events scheduled for this course. Please check back later.