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E-Learning Newsletter May 2020

21 May 2020 Posted in: News Tagged: , , , , , , , By: Richard Chantler

Supporting D/deaf and Hearing Impaired students within an Online Learning Environment

The following document has been produced by the Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS) with input from The E-Learning Unit to provide in-depth information on how to support D/deaf, hearing & visually impaired students. It details a number of the challenges faced by these students when accessing live and pre-recorded sessions and provides general advice for producing online content which is accessible, as well as listing information on further services that DDS offer.

 

Presenting handwritten mathematical content on screens

Many have battled with capturing handwritten mathematical content on devices, even before lockdown. In this article, Shoshi Ish-Horowicz has detailed a number of techniques and techologies, for all budgets; referencing recommendations and costings to equip you to find the right solution to meet your needs.

 

Live streaming using the Q-Review Universal Capture download

The Q-Review Universal Capture download which replaced ‘Personal Capture (PCAP)’ has been a great tool for recording videos in one’s office or home or in teaching space which does not have a Q-Review installation. Now the software allows live-streaming too! To find out how to live-stream using the software, take a look at this guide.

 

Staff development opportunities in June

Workshops

An introduction to ABC Learning Design 

  • Wednesday 3rd of June, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday 10th of June, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday 17th of June, 2-3pm
  • Wednesday, 24th of June, 2-3pm

Running Webinars with Blackboard Collaborate

  • Monday 1st of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 4th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Monday 8th of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 11th of June – 11am – 12 noon
  • Monday 15th of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 18th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Monday, 22nd of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday, 25th of June 11am – 12 noon

Getting Started with QMplus

  • Wednesday 3rd of June, 2-3pm
  • Tuesday 9th of June, 2-3pm
  • Monday 15th of June, 2-3pm
  • Thursday 25th of June, 2-3pm

Online Assessment (Essay Submission) using QMplus

  • Tuesday 2nd of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday 10th of June, 2-3pm
  • Tuesday 16th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday 24th of June, 2-3pm

Online Assessment using QMplus Quizzes

  • Tuesday 2nd of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 4th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 9th of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 11th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 16th of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 18th of June, 11am – 12 noon
  • Tuesday 23rd of June, 3-4pm
  • Thursday 25th of June, 11am – 12 noon

Please register attendance via the CPD website.

 

Drop-in Sessions and Book a Learning Technologist

Drop-in sessions are still being held online every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm. There’s no need to tell us you’re coming; just drop-in via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar link on our E-Learning Online Support area on QMplus.

Due to the volume of work which we are fielding at the moment, we are having to pause scheduling more Book A Learning Technologist (BALT) sessions for the moment. We shall update via our website and the newsletter when we are able to resume these.

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