TEL Highlights, August 2022

Georgios Mouratidis
Friday 16 September 2022

TEL highlights – August 2022  

Here’s a summary of the activity that took place in the Hive this August.

Familiarisation Sessions

In the lead-up to semester, staff had the opportunity to register for an in-person demonstration of the teaching room technology, lecture capture (Panopto) and Teams.

Advising System Training Sessions

Registry organised two training sessions for all UG and PGT advisers. The training focused on the Academic Advising system and the functionality that advisers will be using during advising in the next few weeks.

You can view a recording of the training session.


Hot topic picks 

August was a busy month in the HIVE. These are some of the topics that were raised and discussed within the community. 

  1. Careful with Colours: Accessibility session on using colour -1pm today

Colour is one of the most fantastic devices we have to assist communication in all sorts of ways, but it is also one which can be problematic for accessibility reasons. This session looked at how to use colour appropriately and a website which helps use accessible colours.

You can view the recording of the session.

  1. Tricky tables: Accessibility and Tables

Tables can be quite difficult to access for visually-impaired students who are using screen-readers and for learners with some other disabilities. This session looked at how tables can be formatted to make them fully accessible.

  1. Alt Text: Adding descriptions to images for accessibility (1pm today)

This session was about ‘alternative text’ – the text that is added to images/pictures/diagrams for visually-impaired users who may be using a screen-reader and cannot see the image. There are some other advantages to using Alt text and that were discussed, as well as how text can be added.

You can view the recording of the session.

  1. Sharing a survey using Qualtrics

The Hive discussed if a survey created using Qualtrics can be shared with users outside the university through e-mail. There seem to be no such restrictions: see the relevant discussion.

  1. Moodle – Tag Clouds

The Hive discussed how to use the Tags feature better in my Moodle sites. Click here to see the relevant discussion.

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