Hybrid Active Learning – Support Site is Live on Canvas

Posted on: 6 August 2020 | Category: General

HAL Support Site

The HAL support Canvas site is a 'one-stop shop' for supporting staff for the hybrid delivery from September 2020 onwards.

Transition from New Box View to Bb Annotate for marking of assignments using Bb Assignments in VITAL

Posted on: 6 August 2020 | Category: General

Earlier this year Blackboard Inc (the developers of VITAL) announced the move away from New Box View and the change to Bb Annotate for assignment viewing, marking and grading when using the Blackboard Assignment tool. Testing has now been completed to our satisfaction on this tool on our test server, and the change is due to be implemented, by our suppliers, on VITAL in the week commencing August 10th.

Transitioning to Hybrid Active Learning

Posted on: 23 July 2020 | Category: General

Wooden Bridge in the Forest

Please bear with us as we are busy behind the scenes working with the faculty APVCEs to develop further guidance and resources to support you with learning and teaching in 2020/21. This will include supporting two modules per faculty which can be used as examples of hybrid active learning.

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 1 (Parts 1 and 2)

Posted on: 17 June 2020 | Category: General

Treasure Chest in the Sand on a Desert Island, with caption: Treasure Island Discs / Pedagogies: One Album, One Teaching Prop and One Luxury Item

The age-old question: if you were stranded on an island what pedagogies would you bring? How might you take your lightbulb moments with your students into next semester’s socially distanced campus, your treasure island? Tune in to our very t(r)opical two-part podcast, inspired by Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, in which four @LivUni lecturers share their lightbulb moments and treasure island pedagogies.

Remote Teaching podcast: From the Beatles to Beefheart - Part 2/2

Posted on: 23 April 2020 | Category: General

A Woman Planting Flowers

Continuing the conversation on remote teaching, four lecturers from the University of Liverpool share their experiences of how students are engaging during the #COVID pandemic.

Remote Teaching podcast: From the Beatles to Beefheart - Part 1/2

Posted on: 21 April 2020 | Category: General

Beatles and Captain Beefheart album covers

What do Beatles pop songs and experimental jazz by Captain Beefhart & His Magic Band have to do with remote teaching?

CIE Blog - Working from Home

Posted on: 20 March 2020 | Category: General

Laptop Phone Coffee

With the University moving to remote teaching and remote working, these have become uncertain times for colleagues. My friends in other departments across the University have expressed their apprehension of working remotely and are concerned about how to stay active and connected. So here in CIE I have asked my colleagues what works for them and we have put together some recommendations or tried and tested tips and tricks for a positive remote working experience, and have listed some apps which have helped us maintain a positive outlook.

Epidemics, Pandemics and Educational Innovation

Posted on: 11 March 2020 | Category: General

Masked Woman and Virus

With rationing in supermarkets, flights cancelled until further notice and the whole of Italy on lock down, to say we live in interesting and uncertain times is an understatement. We thought nothing could rival the complexity of Brexit; but the rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe just goes to show we should never underestimate our ability to be surprised!

VITAL things to get you started

Posted on: 14 September 2018 | Category: General

This summer, whether you were swimming in a deep blue sea or sipping a cocktail whilst watching the sun go down, the thought of VITAL was far from your mind. If you are reading this then you’ve been plunged back to reality and face the prospect of getting your VITAL module ready for the new academic year. You’re not alone in this and we can help with shaping your modules ready for you and your students. So we’ve compiled 5 top tips of what you should do when preparing your module

VITAL Upgrade - Summer 2018

Posted on: 13 August 2018 | Category: General

The 2018 summer upgrade to VITAL is complete and is now available for all staff at the university. Although it appears not much has changed, there have been a number of software tweaks, security improvements and bug fixes. Below we’ve highlighted some of the key changes that staff and students will find useful over the next academic year.

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