Sessions taking place during Library & Learning Services September 2019 Staff Development Fortnight

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Staff Development Fortnight Event Timetable 2nd-12th September

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Staff Development Fortnight Library and Learning Services invite you to a fortnight of events designed to update your skills and knowledge of the support we offer - from Research Support to Student Engagement, and everything in between. • Take some time out to hone your research skills by atteding the sessions on Copyright, Gale Databases and Pure - Research Information Repository. • Get your modules into shape with a Digital MOT, make friends with Ally and incorporate recordings using Panopto. • Add LinkedIn Learning courses and videos from Box of Broadcasts to your modules, finesse your Reading List and learn how to use interactive software such as Kahoot. • Find out how UniSkills and specialist disability services can support your students.

All events take place in Catalyst, 3rd Floor, Oak Room.


Please book your place on MyView – search by the session title.

If you can’t make the date, please contact your Academic Engagement Specialist.




Monday 2 September 12pm – 1pm

Beautifying Blackboard Monday 2 September 2pm – 3pm

This session will give you a general introduction into using copyrighted materials in a Higher Education context. It will provide useful copyright tips for Lecturers and Researchers when using copyright materials, highlighting how to access the support available from Library and Learning Services.

To revamp your Blackboard courses for the 2019/20 academic year: • Discover new tools to use to add interest to your courses. • Apply these tools and techniques in the session to a real course enhance your course areas now and in the future.

Wednesday 11 September 10am – 11am “Some good tips on Blackboard Ally and making courses more inclusive.”


Reading List Workshop

Forgotten most of it? One small query? Just want to add one thing? Come along to a workshop where the team will help you with any queries.

Tuesday 3 September 11am – 12pm Wednesday 11 September 12pm – 1pm

Box of Broadcasts Video recordings to enhance your modules Tuesday 3 September 12pm – 12:30pm

To revamp your Blackboard courses for the 2019/20 academic year: • Discover new tools to use to add interest to your courses. • Apply these tools and techniques in the session to a real course.

Wednesday 11 September 1pm – 1:30pm On Demand TV and Radio for Education


Disability Support and Assistive Technology at EHU Wednesday 4 September 11am – 12pm

Using Panopto and Ally Wednesday 4 September 1pm – 2pm Wednesday 11 September 11am – 12pm

Going beyond lecture capture with Panopto.

An opportunity to explore the support, advice and guidance available to disabled students at the university. The session will explore the assistive technologies available to staff and students at the university and how these technologies may be beneficial to learning.

This session will review and offer insight into Inclusive/ Accessible learning and the tools availability within the institution. We will demonstrate the benefits of Blackboard Ally and Panopto to enhance the student learning experience. • Review the level of content accessibility and systematically prioritise where improvements can be made. • Auto generated ‘Alternative’ formats and how they can support different learning styles.


Turnitin marking and similarity analysis Wednesday 4 September 2pm – 3pm Wednesday 11 September 1:30pm – 2:30pm


This session offers an in-depth view of the capabilities and considerations of marking electronically with Turnitin, EHUs most widely used electronic assessment tool. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience of marking a traditional student assignment and interpreting the similarity report and index. During the session we will also discuss many related considerations, such as: • good practice, • EHU Guidelines, • consistency of set-up and practice, • student formative use, • academic writing development, • academic integrity and • contingent practice.

Qwickly attendance Thursday 5 September 11:30am – 12pm Monday 9 September 11:30am – 12pm

This session will offer practical skills and knowledge to set up and manage the Qwickly attendance tool in Blackboard. Providing best practice, this session will cover the following: • Set-up • Register taking • Groups management • Entering a session retrospectively • Managing late enrolments and students from merged courses • Downloading of attendance data • Integration with Tableau


Give Your Course a digital MOT

A supportive peer review session aimed at helping you audit and fine tune your Blackboard course area to maximise its effectiveness and impact on student learning.

Thursday 5 September 12pm – 1pm

Gain an objective assessment against critical agendas, such as:

Thursday 12 September 11am – 12pm

• Inclusion • Baseline • Electronic Marking of Assessments • Consistency of students’ experience • Retention Members of the Learning Technology Development team will help you develop an individual action plan to help enhance your course areas now and in the future.


LinkedIn Learning Expert online video tutorials Thursday 5 September 1pm – 2pm

LinkedIn Learning is a treasure trove of high quality online courses and video tutorials written by industry experts. There is something for everyone from Adobe to Z-tests. Come along to find courses to enhance your teaching, professional and personal development.



Pure – Research outputs Friday 6 September 12pm – 1pm Thursday 12 September 12pm – 1pm

Part 1 – 30 min Which version is it anyway? Getting ready to share your research open access on Pure. Open Access, copyright considerations when adding your research. • Identifying and preparing your manuscript • Checking publishers’ open access policies • Clarity around creative commons Part 2 – 30 mins Let’s do this! Login and upload in Pure. 5 key steps to adding your research outputs. Access Pure. • Identify the research output to add • Add your research output • Send for validation • Notifications


Research Information Repository


Student Engagement – UniSkills offer Monday 9 September 12pm – 1pm

Online Research: Tools for Success (1) Tuesday 10 September 11am – 12pm

This session will give staff an overview of our academic skills support (UniSkills) and how the Student Engagement team can support students with their academic writing and information literacy skills in a variety of ways.

UniSkills This session will cover how to get the best out of the Edge Hill resources and tips and tricks for using Discover More and will include how to source books and articles from outside the Edge Hill collections.


Digital Participation Using technology in the classroom to increase student engagement Tuesday 10 September 12pm – 1pm

Online Research: Tools for Success (2) Thursday 12 September 1pm – 2pm


This session will introduce you to using Kahoot and Socrative, game-based platforms that can be used for quizzes and games. Popular in educational institutions, these apps can be utilised to encourage group participation, gather feedback and conduct surveys. By the end of this session you will be able to set up fun and interactive quizzes and analyse results.

This session will cover how to get the best results out of a database, how to set up current awareness so you always have the most up to date content, some tips for using Google Scholar and a tool for generating key words.

Introduction to RefWorks Thursday 12 September 2pm – 3pm

Get started with reference management and look at how to save your references for citations and bibliographies. Learn how to create your reference list using your preferred citation style.

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