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.
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.