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Over the past few months there are a range of blog postings and updates which have been collated below for information and easy access:

NILE and SaGE updates

NILE summer upgrade 2016

Moving away from Panopto

NILE 2016-7 – rolling out and onwards – new templates available for use

NILE guides have been enhanced with a completely revised layout and updated content

Update on NILE quality standards 2016-17

Best NILE Site – Student Teaching and Representation Awards 2016

SaGE – March Update – Dissertation Marking / Exempting Grades / Health and Safety

 

Pedagogical / developmental discussions

Have you heard about the CAIeRO and wondered what it was? Have a look at this posting on Demystifying the CAIeRO

 Are you still referencing preferred learning styles? – perhaps time to think again

Neuromyths in education

 

Staff Case Studies

Blended Learning and Physical Volcanology with Professor Nick Petford

Xerte software receives praise from Karen Brasher, Lecturer in the School of Health 

Using Trello to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Fashion

Supporting understanding and engagement through continuous assessment

George Dimmock on How the Academic Librarians can help you. 

Anne Misselbrook on content development with Xerte

Kate Swinton (CfAP) on Effective Feedback

Hannah Rose (Academic Librarian) on Aspire Reading Lists

Ali Ewing on Peer Observation

Emma Rose: Flipped Classroom

James Smith: Blended Learning in Studio Based Modules

Sylvie Lomer (CfAP) on Active and blended learning

Education E-tivity Development: Tanya Richardson & Claire Dugan-Clements

James Underwood (Principal Lecturer in Teachers’ CPD) demonstrating an essay planning technique

‘Blogging for students’ case study video

Assessed Online Debates using discussion boards in NILE

Exploring innovative digital approaches to assessment project 

Science and Technology Research in Pedagogy (STRiPe) blog

Blogs for Assessment in History with alternating ‘classroom’ and ‘online’ fortnightly structure.

Using Pinterest for Aesthetic Development: Elizabeth Palmer

How to be a page-turner for the right reasons!

Watering down Waterside

Designing e-tivities: some lessons learnt by trial and error!

Making an impact in open education

Employability support for Geography students

 

Staffing updates

 Welcome to new staff in the Learning Technology Team

Grateful student appreciates Learning Technology support

 

For any questions regarding the above articles then contact your Learning Technologists or email learntech@northampton.ac.uk

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This summer, we’re moving away from using the Panopto system to expand and extend the use of our Kaltura MediaSpace platform.

We have enjoyed an excellent service from Panopto, but based on a number of factors, including lots of feedback from staff, we’ve decided to move away from Panopto and instead use our MediaSpace platform to support all our video capture, storage and streaming needs going forward to Waterside. This means we’re going to migrate your content out of Panopto and onto MediaSpace over this summer. So, if you use currently Panopto, can we ask that you do not create any new materials from now on, and instead start using MediaSpace instead.

If you’re new to MediaSpace then there are some useful Help videos at video.northampton.ac.uk, like this video and we are happy to run training sessions and 1:1’s on request, or you can email learntech@northampton.ac.uk if you have specific questions.

Please note, you will not be able to access Panopto beyond 8th July 2016. The videos in NILE will still be viewable by students, but staff will not be able to record any new videos.

There will be more communication from us, to ensure your content is transferred smoothly and that you are confident using the MediaSpace platform but if you have any questions, then please get in touch.

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Yes, they probably will. A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast reported that students are more likely to view the availability of recorded lectures as a reinforcement of class teaching, rather than a replacement of it.

In a post-course survey, 96 per cent of students said that the availability of footage had had no impact on their attendance … [and] 98 per cent of students said that revision in preparation for an exam was a primary reason for viewing a video.

A brief summary of the research published in the THES is available here.

Access the Panopto training session (44 minutes)

Busy staff often complain – with justification – that training isn’t available when they need it. Learntech are always looking for better ways to make training easier to access and, as part of our improvements for 2015, are starting to introduce ‘pop-up training’ options. These are sessions on topics suggested by small groups of staff who are able to spare around an hour at a time on a date to suit themselves. Once we have been able to arrange a trainer and the resources, we will offer more places to other members of staff through School managers and the staff Facebook group. This will be at relatively short notice – maybe as little as a week – but we hope that this option will prove popular.

Panopto was the subject of our first full session – requested by three members of staff, we actually saw 12 staff attend and have created an online resource for staff unable to attend as a result. You can access the Panopto training session here, with a Podcast version available if your browser or device has difficulty displaying that content. Producing a Panopto recording of a Panopto recording is a bit more complicated than just creating a Panopto recording, but the attendees got a lot out of the session and were contemplating some novel uses. The ability to collectively share notes between students and instructors was a feature many thought should be more widely used.

If you have any similar training needs and can arrange for at least two staff members to attend, we will be delighted to do something similar for you. Contact your School Learning Technologist or mail us at learntech@northampton.ac.uk with your requirements, numbers and possible dates.

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Image showing the NILE suite categories

Have you ever wanted to do something in NILE, but been unsure which tool to use or how to do it? If so, then this breakdown of the core technologies that comprise NILE may be of help!

The core NILE functionality has been broken down into five main categories:

  • content
  • collaboration
  • assessment
  • information
  • management

Depending on the task in hand, have a look at the appropriate column and see which tools and applications may be relevant. Each category is mapped to the UKPSF to assist tutors in the process of submitting an HEA Fellowship application.

Sources of Help: There are three main ways in which tutors can get help with using these tools:

  1. Attend the ‘official’ LearnTech training sessions
  2. Access our detailed help guides and resources via the NEW Help tab in NILE
  3. Contact your dedicated school Learning Technologist for 1:1 support.

We hope you find this useful. If you think anything is missing, please let us know: learntech@northampton.ac.uk

All sessions have now been mapped to the UK Professional Skills Framework as attendees may include these as evidence for Fellowship applications or ongoing professional development.

The list below represents the scheduled sessions however they can be run as a bespoke session for three or more staff at any mutually convenient time.

SaGE Essentials
(Link to the UK PSF – A3, K4)
This session is for both staff who are new to the Submission and Grading Electronically (SaGE) Project and those who need a refresher on the current process. The event will cover the SaGE workflow including marking in Turnitin;  passing grades to the NILE grade centre; downloading grades to send to the SATs; and working with the External Examiner. (12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus

Date Time
10th January 9:30-12:00
14th January 2-4:30
23rd January 9:30-12:00
28th January 2-4:30
12th February 9:30-12:00
24th February 2-4:30
13th March 2-4:30
26th March 9:30-12:00

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sage-essentials-tickets-9654618223

 

Adding value to your SaGE experiences
(Link to the UK PSF – A3, K4, K5)
Available for staff who already have SaGE experience but would like to attend a small group session to review their current processes and make sure that the most up to date processes and recommendations are being used. The session may look at aspects of the full SaGE workflow (including grades to SATs, Smart Views for the External and external moderation). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus
(Limited to 4 places)

Date Time
20th February 9:30-11:30
18th March 2-4:00

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adding-value-to-your-sage-experiences-tickets-9654762655

 

SaGE – Providing quality feedback using rubrics
(Link to the UK PSF – A3, K4, V2)
A dedicated session for those who have already attended the SaGE Essentials session and are confident with the basic SaGE workflow. The event will focus on both Turnitin and NILE rubrics. Rubrics are useful for various styles of marking and can be used for qualitative and quantitative feedback.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
13th February 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sage-providing-quality-feedback-using-rubrics-tickets-9654814811

 

Using the NILE assignment submission area and managing groups
(Link to the UK PSF – A3, K4, V1)
A dedicated session for those who have already attended the SaGE Essentials session and are confident with the basic SaGE workflow. This event will focus on the NILE assignment submission area which may be used for both individuals and groups. (12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus

Date Time
23rd January 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-the-nile-assignment-submission-area-and-managing-groups-tickets-9654856937

 

NILE Essentials – Making the most of your NILE site
(Link to the UK PSF – A4, K4, V2)
This session will introduce the NILE sites which are being used for all module and course areas. Find out the Top Ten most common mistakes with existing NILE sites and how to avoid them to improve the student experience. Attendees will develop confidence with working in their NILE area to add new and exciting content.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
18th February 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nile-essentials-making-the-most-of-your-nile-site-tickets-9654895051

 

NILE – Encouraging collaboration and NILE interaction using Blogs, Discussion Boards, Journals and Wikis
(Link to the UK PSF – A2, K2, V1)
This session will allow participants to explore the Blogs, Journals, Discussion Boards and Wikis tools inside NILE which encourage greater collaboration.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
4th March 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nile-encouraging-collaboration-and-nile-interaction-using-blogs-discussion-boards-journals-and-wikis-tickets-9654935171

 

NILE – Developing assessments using Tests and Pools
(Link to the UK PSF – A3, K4)
This session will explore the test, survey and question pool tools within NILE. There is a range of functionality which provides the option of auto marked formative and summative assessment with question choices like multiple choice and fill in the blanks. These tools may be used with features such as adaptive release and the performance dashboard to allow greater student interaction with content and a higher level of tutor understanding of student engagement.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
13th March 10-12

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nile-developing-assessments-using-tests-and-pools-tickets-9654949213

 

NILE – Understanding and working with the NILE Grade Centre
(Link to the UK PSF – K4, K5)
This session will explore the NILE Grade Centre where all grades created by students within NILE are held and managed. In addition to being the link between NILE and the Student Record System, this tool allows you to manage the student view of grades, collate grades between assignments and manage grades and feedback on physical artefacts and performances/presentations.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
30th January 2-4

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nile-understanding-and-working-with-the-nile-grade-centre-tickets-9654971279

 

Recording lectures and creating videos for students using Panopto
(Link to the UK PSF – A2, K2, K4)
Find out about the most recent advances which will allow you to capture individual student presentations or whole lectures. The session will provide an introduction to Panopto. (12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
13th February 10-12

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recording-lectures-and-creating-videos-for-students-using-panopto-tickets-9655007387

 

Working with sound and video using Kaltura
(Link to the UK PSF – A2, K2, K4)
Find out about the most recent advances which will allow you to upload and share videos using the tool embedded in NILE (Kaltura). This tool may be used as part of the SaGE process to allow for video submissions.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
17th March 10-12

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/working-with-sound-and-video-using-kaltura-tickets-9655029453

 

Making best use of smartboards
(Link to the UK PSF – A2,K2,K4)
Many opportunities now exist to increase the amount of student interaction within traditional lectures. Smartboards are located in many of the teaching spaces but are often only used to display PowerPoints. This event will introduce the range of tools which allow the Smartboard to ‘come alive’. This event will provide practical experience on using these tools.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
16th January 2-3:30

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-best-use-of-smartboards-tickets-9655061549

 

Increasing in class session interaction using the voting handsets
(Link to the UK PSF – A2, K2, V2)
Many opportunities now exist to increase the amount of student interaction within traditional lectures. Voting handsets may be used to increase the amount of feedback students provide within sessions. This event will provide practical experience on using these tools.(12 places). All sessions will be run in the Tpod at Park Campus.

Date Time
27th February 2-3:30

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/increasing-in-class-session-interaction-using-the-voting-handsets-tickets-9655091639

 

All of the sessions above  are also available on request for bespoke events (such as for Subject group training). Please contact your Learning Technologist or mail LearnTech@northampton.ac.uk  for details on arranging these.

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SaGE Essentials

This session is for both staff who are new to Submission and Grading Electronically (SaGE) and those who need a refresher on the current process. The event will cover the SaGE workflow including marking in Turnitin;  passing grades to the NILE gradecentre; downloading grades to send to the SATs; and working with the External Examiner. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
9/10/13 9:30-12:00
15/10/13 2-4:30
25/10/13 9:30-12:00
31/10/13 2-4:30
4/11/13 9:30-12:00
13/11/13 9:30-12:00
21/11/13 2:00-4:30
25/11/13 2:00-4:30

 

Register on https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7917592733

 

Adding value to your SaGE experiences [NEW]

Available for staff who already have SaGE experience but would like to attend a small group session to review their current processes and see if anything may be changed or improved

(Limited to 4 places)

Date (s) Time
23/10/13 9:30-11:30
4/12/13 2-4:00

 

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918363037

 

SaGE Beyond the Basics (Rubrics)

A dedicated session for those who have already attended the SaGE Essentials session and are confident with the basic SaGE workflow. The event will focus on both the Turnitin and NILE rubrics which are currently available. Rubrics are useful for specific styles of marking and may only be suitable in certain situations. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
17/10/13 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918451301

 

SaGE Beyond the Basics (Using the NILE assignment submission area / groups and video submissions)

A dedicated session for those who have already attended the SaGE Essentials session and are confident with the basic SaGE workflow. This event will focus on the NILE assignment submission area which may be used for both individuals and groups. It will also cover alternative styles of assignment submission such as video submissions. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
24/10/13 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918517499

 

NILE Essentials – Making the most of your NILE site

This session will introduce the new NILE sites which are being used for all 2013/14 module and course areas. Find out the Top Ten most common mistakes with existing NILE sites and how to avoid them to improve the student experience. Attendees will develop confidence with working in their NILE area to add new and exciting content. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
12/12/13 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918563637

 

NILE – Beyond the Basics (Encouraging collaboration and NILE interaction using Blogs, Journals and Wikis)

This session will allow participant to explore the Blogs, Journals and Wikis tools inside NILE which encourage greater collaboration. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
28/10/13 2-4

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918585703

 

NILE – Beyond the Basics (Developing assessments using Tests and Pools.)

This session will explore the test, survey and question pool tools within NILE. These tools may be used with features such as adaptive release and the performance dashboard to allow greater student interaction with content and a higher level of tutor understanding of student engagement. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
6/11/13 10-12

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918627829

 

Working with sound, video and lecture recording

Find out about the most recent advances which will allow you to capture individual student presentations or whole lectures. The session will provide an introduction to flip cams, Panopto and the new video tool embedded in NILE (Kaltura). (12 places)

Date (s) Time
15/11/13 10-12

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918651901

 

Increasing in class session interaction using smartboards and the voting handsets

Many opportunities now exist to increase the amount of student interaction within traditional lectures. Smartboards are located in many of the teaching spaces but are often only used to display PowerPoints. This event will introduce the range of tools which allow the Smartboard to ‘come alive’. In addition to the Smartboard, voting handsets may be used to increase the amount of feedback students provide within sessions. This event will provide practical experience on using these tools. (12 places)

Date (s) Time
19/11/13 2-4:00

Register on: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7918698039

All of the sessions above are also available on request for bespoke events (such as for Subject group training). Please contact your Learning Technologist or mail LearnTech@northampton.ac.uk for details on arranging these.

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Catherine Fritz demonstrated the concept of flipped teaching – moving assignments into the classroom and delivering lectures as self-paced and scheduled events.

Lectures can be paused by the student to enable research to take place, and give students struggling with vocabulary the chance to look up a word. The lecture is also a much more powerful revision tool. Class work can be more active and collaborative as a result.

The University provides a number of applications to host flipped lectures – Panopto is probably the most suitable, but Kaltura video or NILE based tools like Xerte  are also possible delivery mechanisms. In this case Catherine described how Powerpoint can be used to create slides supported with audio. Her presentation contained a step-by-step guide in how  to do so.

Powerpoint proved an effective alternative, particularly when access to Panopto is not available. In some respects it is simpler to use than Panopto – amending text on a slide is very easy to do. However, long presentations can result in quite large files which are a problem for some distance learners. Dividing these lectures into sections may well be necessary.  As with all asynchronous delivery, support for questions and discussion needs to be available for students at the same time. This will require monitoring, and often moderation, from the tutor.

Overall, this presentation is an excellent example of innovative teaching making used of simple technology and is well worth consideration as an approach.  Many thanks to Catherine for producing what is effectively a multimedia instruction manual!

Since the Expo, a new version of Panopto for the iPad has been launched which offers offers a much better recording experience for tutors and an attractive and useful viewing platform for students. It is free to download from the App Store. Ensure you connect to northampton.hosted.panopto.com and login using NILE.

Resources

Original pptx file in ZIP folder, with audio (large file: 33MB)

Flipped Teaching presentation 15th May 2013 – Panopto recording

Flipped Teaching presentation 15th May 2013 – slide summary PDF

Panopto 4.4 release announcement

Further ‘flipped class’ information: blog.peerinstruction.net

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This case study describes using Panopto and iPad for easy and mobile recording of student assessments.

The main aim was to record student assessments and upload immediately to our VLE, minimising editing and publishing while maximising availability for external moderation.

Case Study (case study, PDF 171.6 KB)

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During 2011, the Learntech team coordinated the development of a case study which showed how lecture capture had been enhanced though the use of Panopto. This is available to view on the Panopto website.

It is interesting to note that since the Spt 2010 – Oct 2011 pilot the amount of usage has increased from:

  • 21 modules using Panopto up to 146 modules
  • 87 recordings up to 393
  • 26 hours of recording up to over 150 hours
  • 738 individual views up to 1779 views
  • 10 hours of viewing up to 183 hours
(Figures taken on 15th March 2011)
We are still developing the basic provision within lecture theatres to include web cameras to allow for regular capture (in response to staff feedback) but are seeing a range of innovative use such as capture of student presentations for external examiners; trials on synchronous display and recording of lectures over multiple venues;  and discussions are underway to allow for the system to capture offsite case studies (offline) – which are then uploaded to Panopto once back on site.
For further information on using Panopto then please contact the team

 

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