In addition to our Help Guides page, we have also created a few video guides to help staff get started with blogs and social media.
These short guides provide a visual walk-through of setting-up a new blog on the university blog network, enabling some advanced features for blogs, as well as using tools such as Tweetdeck, IFTTT, and Trello to help organise your social media and working processes. Continue reading →
This is the first part of a five-part series aimed at helping staff get into the blog format in a more meaningful and engaging way. Through these five brief posts we want to highlight not only the marketing benefits but also the academic benefits of using your research blogs to give your work more traction.
A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms that come along with the introduction of new technologies and platforms. We have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms in social media, which will help you get started. There is a link at the end of the post to a full glossary of terms in case we’ve missed anything.
This blog aims to be a one-stop-shop for the staff of the College of Social Sciences.
Here you will be able to contact the online media development team of the college, but you will also find an archive of useful guidance, links, and selected articles to help you get the most out of the university’s digital resources, generate your own externally facing content, and publicise your research through the effective use of blogging and social media.
Make sure you add this site to your favourites and do not hesitate to contact us if you need our help.
This session will introduce Poll Everywhere as a solution for engaging students in live response within a lecture or seminar. You can ask a variety of questions and students can reply in real time from any internet based device. It will provide information on; setting up an account with Poll Everywhere and creating your first poll, the various question types and their application in teaching and learning, getting your students to engage and respond, embedding polls into your PowerPoint presentation and reporting on polls you have run with your students.
Understand how Poll Everywhere can be used to enagage students in live response within a lecture or seminar environment.
Appricate the wide variety of question types which can be embedded into your teaching and learning practice and how you use them to compliment your current learning activities.
The University recently updated its Lecture Recording Guidance for 2019-20. The two-page summary guidance document can be found here.
Additionally, the University will be running a number of training workshops for staff on making the most of Panopto and Video Based Learning. The next one Panopto: Recording Lectures and Creating Video Resources takes place during Digital Education Training Week (w/c 29th July). Workshops can be booked via https://lncn.eu/training. A video showcasing staff use of Panopto and Video Based Learning for creating learning resources can be watched below.
In order to better understand how we can work with staff across the college to promote the great research and events taking place I have created a short Qualtrics survey. We’re looking to not only increase awareness of what we do for the college and what support we can provide to academics and research groups, but also to see what areas we can include on the website as a general help tool. The results of this survey will help us to support the college better with it’s digital promotion. The survey is anonymous and should only take a couple of minutes to fill out and can be found at this link: https://unioflincoln.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erm3rYQF77HriSx
Your help in providing feedback on this is greatly appreciated.
In the meantime if you have any other questions regarding social media, blogs, corporate website updates, photography, and video please contact myself or my colleague Amy Gillard, or look through this which includes an FAQ, help guides and quick start videos on a number of topics.
Lecture recording facilities are available in all teaching spaces. There are two options for staff to wanting to record their teaching sessions:
Full automated Panopto recording with audio, video and slides
Nine teaching spaces have the full Panopto system. These record audio, presenter and slides. This is available within the following locations:
• Minerva: MB0312 Co-Op Lecture Theatre, MB0302 Cargill Lecture Theatre, MB1019 & MB1020
• David Chiddick: DCB1101 (250 Seat Lecture Theatre)
• Isaac Newton: INB0114 (500 Seat Lecture Theatre)
• Stephen Langdon: SLB0006 (250 Seat Lecture Theatre)
• Sarah Swift: SSB0103
• LPAC: Studio X
Recordings in these spaces need to be booked in advance. If you have any sessions you want to record in these rooms, email firstname.lastname@example.org with time, module code and room details. A member of the team will be available to provide support for the first session.
On-demand recording with audio and slides only
This system is available in all other teaching spaces across campus. These can be identified by a circular black microphone attached the front of the podium. There are two stages to using the self-service system:
Before the session the module has to be provisioned on Panopto. In the Help and Support >Panopto section on Bb there is a guide on how to do this.
At the start of the session you need to open the appropriate Blackboard module site, click on the Panopto menu button to launch the application. In the Help and Support >Panopto section on Bb there is a guide on how to do this.
If you have any questions about this process please email email@example.com and a member of the team can be available to provide support for the first time you use this process.