TEL eLearning Winter School 2018

A quick post to let you know about the eLearning Unit’s 2018 Winter School, with sessions on PebblePad, Twitter, polling tools, e-marking and online tests! All sessions bookable at: and you can read what last year’s Winter School participants thought about the sessions here.

We’ve scheduled the first full week of sessions as listed below. All are bookable at:

  • Monday 8th Jan – VITAL online tests – an introduction (13:30 – 15:30) – We look at the whole life cycle of running online tests via VITAL. The session will include practical experience of creating and managing tests and analysing test results, as well as taking a test from the student’s point of view.
  • Tuesday 9th Jan – VITAL Essentials (10:00 – 12:00) – Entry-level practical session on using VITAL also covering the VITAL Baseline.
  • Tuesday 9th Jan – An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning (13:30 – 16:30) – 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.
  • Wednesday 10th Jan – An introduction to PebblePad (09:30 – 11:00) – Pebblepad is the University’s online system for a range of activities such as portfolios and student placements. This session will introduce users to the main features and identify different ways the system can be used.
  • Wednesday 10th Jan – PebblePad for Assessment (13:30 – 15:00)
  • Thursday 11th Jan – Stream Capture for lecture capture and screencasting (13:30 – 16:00) – Stream Capture for screencasting and lecture capture. Key concepts, practical considerations, examples and case studies, and how Stream Capture can be used in these contexts.
  • Friday 12th Jan – Classroom polling technologies (10:00 – 11:30) – A look at some of the classroom polling systems widely available and their applications. NB this session will use technologies and software which are currently not available centrally through CSD, but you will be shown low cost or free (but limited) systems which you can use in your teaching.

We are also running a second week of sessions (Monday 15th to Friday 19th January) a number of which are designed to tie-in with the online Bring Your Own Device for Learning 2018 events. All sessions bookable at:

  • Monday 15th Jan – An introduction to Twitter in HE (13:30 – 15:30) – 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 16th Jan – Multimedia Group meeting (10:00 – 12:00) Turning a subject outcome into an interactive resource – This practical workshop is designed for academic staff who are interested in creating interactive resources to support their teaching. We will take a pre-made learning outcome and explore how the content authoring software, Articulate Storyline, can be utilised to create an engaging learning experience.
  • Wednesday 17th Jan – e-submission and e-marking workshops
    • Turnitin and Feedback Studio for e-submission and feedback (12:00 – 14:00) A practical session looking at how you set up and manage coursework submissions through the Turnitin Assignment tool and how you can offer feedback electronically through .
    • The Blackboard Assignment tool for e-submission and feedback (14:30 – 16:00) – A practical session looking at how you set up and manage coursework submissions through the Blackboard Assignment tool and how you can offer feedback electronically using the inline grading tools, rubrics and more. 
  • Thursday 18th Jan – No sessions today – the team will be running the University’s 3rd annual Pedagogic Research Conference (all day).
  • Friday 19th Jan – Getting more out of Twitter – Tips, tools & tricks (Advanced Twitter) (10:00 – 12:00) – For Twitter users looking to enrich their practice, this session takes a deeper delve into some of the tools and services available: Tweetdeck; Analytics; Moments & Storify; Periscope; Tweetchats; Images, GIFs & Video.

All sessions bookable at:

If you want to read about what last year’s Winter School participants thought about the sessions then read our previous blog post here.


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