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Learning Bytes

 

 

Learning Bytes sessions are a series of informal one-hour lunchtime sessions for all staff. Each one will focus on a different pedagogical need and allow for discussion and sharing of best practice alongside short demonstrations (where appropriate). To book onto any of the sessions or for more information, please contact one of us below:

2022 Session Details:

Date Time Room Session Notes

Tue 25th January

Thu 27th January

12:15-13:00 Online in Teams Underused Brightspace Tools to Freshen up your Module Presentation (PDF)

Tue 22nd February

13:15-14:00

Online in Teams

Rate and Improve your Module

Worksheet (PDF)

Wed 23rd March

Thu 24th March

12:15-13:15

12:15-13:15

Online in Teams Communicating with Students in Brightspace Presentation (PDF)

Tue 26th April

Wed 27th April

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

Online in Teams

Groups within Teaching and Learning in Brightspace and Teams

Presentation (PDF)

Tue 24th May

Thu 26th May

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

Online in Teams

Better by Design- Creative Reading Lists with Leganto

Using Screencasting Tools for Teaching and Learning

Presentation (PDF)

Reading List Design

Tue 21st June

Thur 22nd June

13:00-14:00

12:00-13:00

Online in Teams

Better by Design- Creative Reading Lists with Leganto

Using Screencasting Tools for Teaching and Learning

 

Tue 20th July

Wed 21st July

12:00-13:00

12:00-13:00

Online in Teams

 

 

August

12:15-13:00

Online in Teams    

September

12:15-13:15

Online in Teams

 

 

October

12:15-13:15

Online in Teams  

 

November

12:15-13:00

Online in Teams

 

 

December

12:15-13:15 Online in Teams

 

 

 

2021 Sessions and Notes

January 2021 - An Introduction to PAT Modules in Brightspace - An Introduction to the new video captioning solution: Caption. Ed

February 2021 - An Introduction to Breakout Rooms in Teams- Presentation (PDF)

March 2021 - Underused features in Panopto - Presentation (PDF) - An Introduction to Breakout Rooms in Teams

April 2021 - Additional Features of Brightspace Discussions - Presentation (PDF)

May 2021 - Staff Showcases & 10 Top Tips for Brightspace Quizzes - Presentation (PDF)

June 2021 - Top Tips for preparing your Modules for September - Presentation (PDF)

July 2021 - Top Tips for preparing your Modules for September - Presentation (PDF)

August 2021 - Top Tips for preparing your Modules for September - Presentation (PDF)

September 2021 - Bookings in Teams - First Session Recording and Second Session Recording

October 2021 - Monitoring Student Engagement in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF) - An Introduction to PAT Modules in Brightspace

November 2021 - Using Rubrics to make your marking criteria clearer and speed up your marking - Presentation (PDF) - An Introduction to PAT Modules in Brightspace - Using the Bookings tool in Teams to set up your PAT Tutorials

December 2021 - Using Rubrics to make your marking criteria clearer and speed up your marking - Presentation (PDF) - An Introduction to the PAT Module in Brightspace

 

2020 Sessions and Notes

January 2020 - Digital Accessibility: Creating Accessible Online Resources - Presentation (PDF)

February 2020 - Facilitating Group Assessment in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

March 2020 - Ways to keep in Contact with your Students during the Current Covid-19 Lockdown - Presentation (PDF)

April 2020 - Ways to keep in Contact with your Students during the Current Covid-19 Lockdown - Presentation (PDF) -

- Brightspace Quick Tips - Presentation (PDF)

May 2020 - An Introduction to Intelligent Agents in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

June 2020 - Microsoft Class Teams for Teaching and Learning

July 2020 - An Introduction to the Content Templates in Brightspace

September 2020 - An Introduction to the Digital Accessibility Tool: Ally - Presentation (PDF)

October 2020 - An Introduction to the new PAT Module in Brightspace

November 2020 - An Introduction to the new PAT Module in Brightspace

- An Introduction to Groups in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

December 2020 - Academic Integrity

- PAT Module in Brightspace

- Unlock Christmas 2020, Digital Escape Room - Presentation (PDF)

 

2019 Sessions and Notes:

January 2019 - Communicating with Students using Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

February 2019 - The Flipped Classroom - Presentation (PDF)

March 2019 - Monitoring Student Engagement with Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

April 2019 - Using ePortfolios for Teaching and Learning - Presentation (PDF)

May 2019 - Assessments in Brightspace: New and Improved Features - Presentation (PDF)

June 2019 - Making your Brightspace Module More Interactive - Presentation (PDF)

July 2019 - An Insight into Student Views on Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

September 2019 - An Introduction to Screencasting in Teaching and Learning - Presentation (PDF)

October 2019 - New and Lesser-known Features in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

November 2019 - Creating Formative Assessments with Minimal Marking - Presentation (PDF)

December 2019 - A Brightspace Christmas special

 

2018 Sessions and Notes:

January 2018 - Brightspace is Coming... - Presentation (PDF), Introduction Video Initial Thoughts

February 2018 - Fab Features in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

March 2018 - Fab Features in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF)

April 2018 - Tips for Quicker Module Building in Brightspace - Tips for Building your module quickly

May 2018 - Presentation from D2L (Brightspace) - Presentation (PDF),

June 2018 - Tips for Quicker Module Building in Brightspace - Presentation (PDF), Tips for Building your module quickly

July 2018 - Tips for making your Brightspace Module More Interactive - Presentation (PDF)

September 2018 - Tips for making your Brightspace Module More Interactive - Presentation (PDF)

October 2018 - An Overview of Assessments in Brightspace - Assessments in Brightspace

November 2018 - An Overview of Assessments in Brightspace - Assessments in Brightspace

December 2018 - A Learning Bytes Christmas Cracker

 

2017 Sessions and Notes:

January 2017- Turnitin: Introducing the new Feedback Studio; and Addressing Student Anxiety with Plagiarism Detection - Presentation (PDF) Video

February 2017- Creating videos for facilitating the Flipped Classroom - Presentation (PDF) Presentation (PDF)

March 2017- Using Yammer in Teaching and Learning - Presentation (PDF)

April 2017- 10 Learning Technology Life Hacks for making life easier - Presentation (PDF)

May 2017 - N/A - This session was cancelled.

June 2017- MyReading – designing your reading list - Presentation (PDF)

July 2017- Making teaching sessions more interactive - Presentation (PDF)

September 2017- HudStream: More than Just Lecture Capture - Presentation (PDF)

October 2017- VLE Review: Goodbye Blackboard, Hello Brightspace – the story so far and plans for the transition in 18/19. - Presentation (PDF)

November 2017- VLE Review: Goodbye Blackboard, Hello Brightspace – the story so far and plans for the transition in 18/19. - Presentation (PDF)

December 2017- The Twelve Days of Brightspace!

 

2016 Sessions and Notes:

January 2016- 10 Tips to make your Unilearn content more accessible for all students- Presentation (PDF)

February 2016- Monitoring Student Engagement and Learning within Unilearn- Presentation (PDF)

March 2016- Killer Apps for Teaching and Learning- Presentation (PDF)

April 2016- Referencing Software: Getting started with your research, or helping students with theirs?- Presentation (PDF)

May 2016- Quicker Marking using Rubrics (Grading Criteria)- Presentation (PDF)

June 2016- Benefits of MyReading- Student Survey Results (PDF) Reading list design (PDF)

July 2016- A first look at HudStream - Lecture Capture *FULL*- Presentation (PDF)

September 2016- UniConnect Taster- UniConnect Webinar

October 2016- An Overview of Learning Technologies at Huddersfield- Presentation (PDF)

November 2016- How the reports within UniLearn and Turnitin could help you improve retention and attainment- Presentation (PDF)

December 2016- Pimp up my module: 12 tips to make your UniLearn module more engaging and visually appealing- Presentation (PDF)

 

2015 Sessions and Notes:

January 2015 - Using Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning - Presentation (PDF)

February 2015 - Turnitin Myths and Tips -

March 2015 - UniLearn for Central and School Services - Presentation (PDF)

April 2015 - Online Learning Resources for Postgraduate Researchers - Online Resources (PDF), Epigeum (PDF), Skills training (PDF)

May 2015 - Using Summon Effectively -

June 2015 - Online Distance Learning - Presentation (PDF)

July 2015 - Improve your Presentation Slides for Teaching - Presentation (PDF)

September 2015 - Copyright in Education - Presentation (PDF)

October 2015 - Enhancing your Marking and Feedback - Presentation (PDF)

November 2015 - Alternatives to essays for Student Assignments - Presentation (PDF)

December 2015 - Innovative Uses of Video in Teaching and Learning - Presentation (PDF)

 

2014 Sessions and Notes:

Jan 2014 - Using the Turnitin App - Presentation

Feb 2014 - Screencasting and Lecture Capture - Presentation - Helpful Information

March 2014 - Collaborative Tools - Recording

April 2014 - Managing Learning - Presentation

May 2014 - Assessment Tools - Recording

June 2014 - Tools & Tips for Teaching Distance Learning - Presentation

July 2014 - Make your UniLearn Module more Visually Appealing - Presentation

September 2014 - Holistic View of Learning Technologies at Huddersfield - Presentation

October 2014 - Introduction to UniConnect - Recording

November 2014 - UniTube and Video Sharing - Presentation

December 2014 - UniLearn's 12 Days of Christmas - Presentation

 

2013 Sessions and Notes:

Jan 2013 - Webinar Tool: Uisng Adobe Connect - Recording

Feb 2013 - Top 10 UniLearn Tipes - Presentation

March 2013 - Social Reading

April 2013 - Referencing Software - Reference Management, System Ref works, Prezi on Endnote

May 2013 - Yammer

June 2013 - UniTube - Presentation

July 2013 - The Flipped Classroom - Presentation

Sep 2013 - Adobe Bridge

Oct 2013 - Summon

Nov 2013 - Using Google Sites for ePortfolios

Dec 2013 - Introducing the Blackboard (UniLearn) Mobile App

 

2012 Sessions and Notes:

Jan 2012 - The use of Video in Teaching and Learning and using Unitube: The University's Video Streaming software

Feb 2012 - Electronic submission and marking with Turnitin's Grademark Notes

March 2012 - All you have ever wanted to know about Summon Notes

April 2012 - Making the most of your ipad/iphone List of useful apps to download

May 2012 - Using mobile devices in teaching and learning Presentation

June 2012 - The use of quizzes and surveys in teaching and learning Presentation

July 2012 - Using audio feedback Presentation Notes

Sep 2012 - E-Portfolios in UniLearn using the Campus Pack Tools Notes

Oct 2012 - Introduction to Twitter as a tool for personal development and for use in teaching and learning Presentation Notes

Nov 2012 - Introduction to screencasting Notes

 

2011 Sessions and Notes:

Jan 2011 - Introduction to Blackboard v9.1 followed by an open questions on Blackboard Session Questions asked and responses

Feb 2011 - Making the most of your iphone/ipad List of useful apps to download

March 2011 - Demo of Unitube: the University's Video Streaming software Notes from the session

April 2011 - Demo of Student Response System for use with mobile devices Link to more info

May 2011 - The use of Screencasting in Teaching and Learning Notes from the session

Jun 2011 - Making the most of Grademark for electronic submission and marking Cath's Prezi

Sep 2011 - E-Portfolios using Campus Pack Tools Presentation Slides

Oct 2011 - Using Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning Presentation Slides Notes from the session

Nov 2011 - Use of Facebook and Twitter in Teaching and Learning Presentation Slides

Dec 2011 - Using Webinars in Teaching and Learning including a demo of Elluminate Presentation Slides

 

2010 Sessions and Notes:

Mar 2010 - How can I mark more efficiently and give feedback to students more quickly? Notes from the session

Apr 2010 - How can I connect better with students and communicate more efficiently with them? Notes from the session

May 2010 - What is an e-portfolio? How can I use them in teaching and learning? Notes from the session

Jun 2010 - How can I automatically mark in class quizzes? (Using voting pads) Notes from the session

Jul 2010 - How can I use synchronous communication to engage with students? Notes from this session Presentation Slides

Oct 2010 - How can we get students to reflect more effectively on their learning? Notes from this session

Nov 2010 - How can I use Blackboard to make my course more interactive/collaborative? Notes from this session

Dec 2010 - Ten tips on how to instantly make my Blackboard module better Notes from this session Screencast guides on each tip

 

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