Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication

#546 Need a back channel chat for your class? Try Yo Teach!

Yo Teach is a very quick and easy way of setting up a back channel/chat area for your students. You can have access to admin features that enables you to delete messages, create word clouds, set up voting, along with a host of other options! Take a look… Featured Image by Foundry Co from PixabayFeatured

Curation · Video Libraries

#541 Sometimes you just need a GreatBigStory to illustrate your point….

GreatBigStory is a really high quality video library created by researchers at CNN. They have helpfully organised their videos into Channels and Playlists, (Check out Tech and Science for example) and they also have a really good search function to help you find content. The videos are super slick and make a great resource to… Continue reading #541 Sometimes you just need a GreatBigStory to illustrate your point….

Google · Social Media · Virtual Reality

#536 Can’t take your students on a field trip? Bring the field trip to them

Google VR tours is a really easy and accessible way to bring a VR experience into your classroom. It utilises Google street view to help you to bring locations to life. There are a number of different templates you can explore to get a sense of what you can do with this interesting tool. In… Continue reading #536 Can’t take your students on a field trip? Bring the field trip to them

Digital identity management · Digital wellbeing · Virtual Reality

#529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR

ALTSpaceVR is a great place to explore virtual reality – you don’t even need a headset (although it’s a better experience if you have one!). They have a whole host of events you can attend for free, and you can even use it to host your own private meetings! Check out this one minute introduction:… Continue reading #529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Video · Video Libraries

#525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!

At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!

#5MinuteReflection · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital identity management · Moodle

#5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

Data literacy · Information literacy · Media literacy · Video · Working with Data · YouTube

#521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

As we saw previously in post #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube! the YouTube editor has a great blurring tool – but it isn’t just for faces! If you have recorded a video that contains sensitive or confidential data, then you can highlight regions in the video to blur out. You don’t even… Continue reading #521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!