The University is pleased to release a new online training package ‘An introduction to digital accessibility’. This mandatory course has been designed to support all staff at the University to create more inclusive and accessible digital content. As we begin the new term and the implementation of new legislation, the delivery of accessible digital content has never been more important. We therefore ask that all staff complete this module before the end of the calendar year.
This course highlights some of the potential challenges that students and colleagues may face when interacting with content online and how some simple changes can drastically improve their experience.
The course will demonstrate quick tips to improve accessibility in documents, presentations, emails, videos and other digital content. To further support you, the course will also highlight a range of online resources that you can refer back to in order to continually develop your inclusive practice.
Publishing content online inherently improves accessibility, the aim of this course is to enhance the accessibility further. For the upcoming academic year, we are asking all staff to take steps to improve the accessibility of their resources using the tools and techniques demonstrated within this course.
In order to help us keep track of and more efficiently execute requests for online marketing material such as photography, videos, websites, social media graphics, and digital signages, as well as physical media such as banners, brochures, and flyers; we have created and online booking system that will be monitored by the College MIRO and Online Media Developer.
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.