Summer School June 2016

From Arthur Radebaugh’s ‘Closer Than We Think’ series for the Chicago Tribune. A student of the future works from home. 1960.

This year’s e-learning summer school is running from Wednesday 8th to Friday 17th June with introductory and specialised sessions on some of the key tools and facilities in VITAL.

As well as many of our regular sessions we have some new workshops, a number of which are aimed at supporting the University’s policy on electronic submission. These run on Thursday 16th June and include:

  • An introduction to electronic submission of coursework
  • The Turnitin Assignment tool for e-submission (part 1) and GradeMark for feedback (part 2)
  • The Blackboard Assignment tool for e-submission (part 1) and feedback (part 2)

We are also offering a new, introductory session on using Twitter in HE:

  • An introduction to Twitter in Higher Education

and supporting the University’s lecture capture systems and strategy we are once again running the session:

  • Stream Capture for screencasting and lecture capture

The complete schedule follows below. This year, for bookings please email eddev @ liv.ac.uk if there are any sessions you want to attend. Full descriptions for each session are available on the CLL booking page here. You can also book from this page, but please bear in mind that this year bookings are being managed by email, so clicking the ‘book here’ link generates an email with the subject filled in with the workshop you want to attend.

2016 Summer School Schedule

Wednesday 8th June (10:00 – 11:30) – VITAL Essentials – Entry-level guide to using VITAL also covering the VITAL Baseline, copyright and accessibility.

Wednesday 8th June (14:00 – 16:00) – An introduction to technology-enhanced learning – Looks at the technologies we have available centrally at Liverpool, their applications for learning and teaching, and highlights policy, strategy and guidelines relating to TEL. Reflect on your digital capabilities and that of your students within the context of your own discipline.

Monday 13th June (14:00 – 16:00) – An introduction to Twitter in Higher Education – This session will provide an overview of the tool, demonstrate examples of how it is used in teaching to support learning, event hashtags and sharing of information.

Tuesday 14th June (10:00 – 11:00) –  Introducing the VITAL Discussion Board – Short practical session on the uses of the VITAL Discussion Board.

Tuesday 14th June (14:00 – 15:30) – Introducing VITAL journals and blogs – How these related tools can be used for private reflective work and for module communications.

Wednesday 15th June (14:00 – 16:00) – Wikis for collaborative groupwork – Looking at the Campus Pack wiki tool and its uses for groupwork. 

Thursday 16th June (10 – 11:30) – An introduction to electronic submission of coursework – To help staff get an overview of the available tools, understand associated current issues, and plan your own approach to e-submission the eLearning Unit offer this session comparing and discussing the two tools in VITAL for electronic submission, the Blackboard assignment tool and Turnitin.

Thursday 16th June (12 – 13:30) – The Turnitin Assignment tool for e-submission (part 1) and GradeMark for feedback (part 2)  – A practical session looking at how you set up and manage coursework submissions through the Turnitin Assignment tool (part 1) and how you can offer feedback electronically (part 2) using GradeMark. Stay for either or both parts of this session.

Thursday 16th June (14:00 – 15:30) – The Blackboard Assignment tool for e-submission (part 1) and feedback (part 2) – A practical session looking at how you set up and manage coursework submissions through the Blackboard Assignment tool (part 1) and how you can offer feedback electronically (part 2) using Inline Grader. Stay for either or both parts of this session.

Friday 17th June (10:00 – 12:00) – Stream Capture for screencasting, lecture capture and podcasting – Key concepts, practical considerations, examples and case studies, and how Stream Capture can be used in this context.

All of the workshops are listed on our booking site linked to here.

The main pre-requisite for the summer school sessions (apart from the introductory workshops) is that you are familiar with VITAL and using its main facilities, but please contact us if you want to discuss the suitability of any of the sessions. You are welcome to book on as many sessions as you wish, although we would ask that if you find yourself unable to attend to unenrol as soon as possible.

Please also remember that we are able to run tailored workshops for schools and departments (with a minimum of five attendees). Get in touch with the eLearning Unit to discuss this option.

Dan

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