Tagged: training

Training: Introduction to Marking with Turnitin

The Learning Technologies Team are working with OD&PL to provide some hands on training for online marking, using Feedback Studio by Turnitin.

This training is open to academic staff and PGRs who teach and want to know more about how to use the system. The session will include a walkthrough demonstration, a chance to use the marking tools, discussion and Q&A.

Several dates are available; visit the OD&PL website to find out more and secure your place.


LTN Meeting – Learning Technologies Team: Here to help!

The next meeting of the Learning Technology Network (LTN) will be hosted by the Learning Technologies Team on Tuesday 22nd January from 2-3pm in LUBS, Charles Thackrah G.05.

Based in the library the team are responsible for the support and customisation of Minerva (Portal & VLE) and integrated third party tools. They also work with Library colleagues to create online learning resources.

This meeting will focus on things you might not know about Minerva, what’s on the horizon for 2018/19, and the support and training on offer.

There will also be the opportunity for questions and feedback.

Book online at: https://uolr3.leeds.ac.uk/temcatsearch(bD1lbiZjPTUwMA==)/details.htm?gd_objid=50145238 or contact academicdev@leeds.ac.uk for further information.

Staff Drop in Clinic – Friday 7th March


Any VLE functionality you’ve been avoiding? Want to ask an expert? Great ideas but don’t know where to start?

We have a staff drop in clinic in the VLE office.

When: 10:00-12:00, Friday 7th March
Location: Health Sciences Library, Level 7 Worlsey Building

Just turn up and ask for the VLE Service.

Want a drop in clinic in your School or Faculty? Dial 33333 and ask for a callback.

What you think about Blackboard 9.1: post-pilot feedback

Last week the VLE Support Service piloted the training and user documentation to support the VLE upgrade to version 9.1. This follows on from user testing sessions that took place last year in November and December. Faculty VLE advisors from around the University were invited to pilot two one-hour Review & Prepare sessions, targeted at existing users of the VLE. The first session, Getting Started with Blackboard 9.1 covers some of the most common uses of the VLE and highlights changes to the interface and in the way tasks are undertaken at the moment. The second session, New Features in Blackboard 9.1 explores new and more advanced functionality.

Feedback from the pilot was very positive, with participants finding the two short sessions very useful for current VLE users. Participants also welcomed the new features that Blackboard 9.1 will bring to Leeds, including on-screen contextual help, new drag and drop functionality and significant improvements to the Group tool and a new Grade Centre.

We would like to thank all colleagues who gave up their valuable time to assist us with testing training and support materials. SDDU are now in the process of finalising training which will be available from May.