Hive highlights, Semester 2 2022

Georgios Mouratidis
Tuesday 3 May 2022

Here’s a summary of the activity that took place in the Hive, so far in Semester 2.

CELPiE Launch

The University’s new Community for Evidence-Led Practice in Education (CELPiE) went live!

CELPiE is a partnership initiative established by the Proctor’s Office and the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED), reflecting their synergistic and overlapping interests and expertise in learning and teaching development and education enhancement.

You can find out more about CELPiE on the website, and join the Teams site to share practice and ideas.

Training and events

Getting started with Vevox

Three ‘Introduction to Vevox’ sessions where organised that helped staff get an overview of all the audience polling and engagement features available in the platform.

If you have missed it, click here to see a recording of the session.


TEALfest was an online festival for sharing technology enhanced active learning practice, research, ideas and experiences. It was run by the University of Warwick and took place online from Monday 14th March to Friday 18th March.

You can find details about presentations as well as abstracts by clicking here.

Inclusion week

The University hosted an online Inclusion Week between Monday 28th February and Monday 7th March 2022, during which internal and guest speakers presented and encouraged discussion on various aspects of inclusive and anti-colonial practices. Inclusion week at the University of St Andrews website.

Familiarisation Sessions

During Spring Vacation week, the TEL team and IT Services colleagues offered opportunities for teaching staff who required familiarisation or training for in-room technology, lecture capture or teaching with Teams.

Hot topic picks

There has been a lot of activity in the Hive so far this Semester. These are 3 key topics that were raised and discussed within the community.

  1. Digital whiteboards

The TEL team is currently evaluating the functions and features of Microsoft Whiteboard, and comparing it to other digital whiteboard tools. There’s still time to take part in our survey, here.

  1. Making polls and Q&A on Teams

What is the best way to make a poll on Teams, and conduct Q&A’s such as ‘Ask me anything’ questions? Vevox might be a good place to start, see a recording of our introduction to Vevox session here.

  1. Multiple Teams accounts and notifications

We discussed how does having multiple accounts on Teams work, and how do activities in those accounts affect one another.


Don’t miss

JISC’s Connect More Conference

The conference is aimed at those involved in teaching and learning, including libraries, learning resource centres, front-line teaching and digital/e-learning teams. It takes place online from 4-6 May 2022.

More information and registration are available here:

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