AI Technology · android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Digital communication · Timesavers · Video · YouTube

#506 You said what?? How to edit auto-captions in YouTube

We’re a big fan of the auto-captions in YouTube, however they are rarely perfect and if you are blessed with an accent, then things can go even more awry. In this 1minutecpd video we show you how you can edit the auto-captions and even download the file so you can upload it to another video… Continue reading #506 You said what?? How to edit auto-captions in YouTube

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#5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

In this second edition of our monthly #5MinuteReflection, we will be looking at why and how you can make sessions interactive. #1MinuteCPD has covered a range of tools that enable interactive sessions and we thought it would be useful to pull these together into one handy article! An interactive session is one where the students… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#503 Moodle Gradebook and Weightings – Revisited

In my job as a Learning Technologist at Manchester Metropolitan University I get asked about setting up the Moodle Gradebook and apply weightings to summative assessment. In this post we revisit how to do this in the current version of Moodle that’s used at Manchester Met University. Image is CC0 and is available here

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Forum · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Moodle

#502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought

Moodle forums can be a very useful way of extending learning beyond the physical classroom. A popular activity is to ask students to comment on an article or a video relating to what was covered in the class, but often students will read other posts before formulating their own, which can lead to repetition. A… Continue reading #502 Moodle Forum: Using a Q and A Forum to encourage independent thought