CIE events

Listed below is a list of events CIE are running in the months ahead sorted by date.

To book a place on a workshop listed below please email your request by clicking on the 'book a place' button specifying which workshop you would like to attend.

Requests for bookings cannot be considered as fully booked until an email confirmation is received confirming your place, and if you are booking onto a workshop less than 4 days before it is due to run your booking is not guaranteed.

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May 2018

There are no courses coming up this month.

June 2018

6th June 10:00 - 12:00 VITAL essentials

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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This session gives a starter’s introduction to VITAL, the University’s virtual learning environment.

This is a mostly practical workshop in using VITAL which will show you:

  • how you can design and structure your module
  • how to use the key tools that build your module’s content
  • the most important administrative functions like announcements, usage statistics and the Grade Centre.

You will get an overview of:

  • the range of what you can do with VITAL
  • advice on how your modules can meet the University's VITAL Baseline
  • signposting to advice on staying on the right side of copyright law

Finally we will also make sure you know where you can find further support and resources to help you use VITAL in the ways that you want.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: this workshop is suitable for staff who have had limited or no experience of using the Blackboard software that operates VITAL. If you are already a user of VITAL or have used Blackboard at other institutions before, the practical elements of this workshop will be too introductory for you.


11th June 10:00 - 12:00 An Introduction to PebblePad Version 5

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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Pebblepad is the University’s online system for a range of activities such as portfolios and student placements. This session will introduce users to the main features and identify different ways the system can be used.


11th June 13:30 - 15:00 PebblePad - ATLAS for Assessment

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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PebblePad is the University’s online system for a range of activities such as portfolios, continuous assessment and student placements. The system can be used to provide a range of assessment functions in the ATLAS (Active Teaching Learning and Assessment Space) area. This session will introduce users to setting up workspaces, distributing resources, providing comments and feedback.


12th June 10:00 - 12:00 Social Media RoundTable #LIVUNISOCIAL

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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The Centre for Innovation in Education invites you to the Social Media Round Table. We regularly run sessions for academic staff in using social media in Higher Education. We reognise that this fast-paced environment is constantly changing, making it difficult to keep up with the latest developments. The aim of the round table is to provide a forum for exchange for staff using social media to support and enhance the student journey in all its forms. We'll bring together examples of good practice from across the University, offer practical tips and advice, as well as exploring new tools and approaches. We want you to overshare your knowledge and experiences! Bring an open mind and a creative approach.

To book please email eddev@liverpool.ac.uk


12th June 13:30 - 15:30 Engaging Learners visually in lectures - tools, tips and tricks

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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This practical session looks at the principles of communication and good design for the presentation materials we use in lectures, taking as our leaping-off point the PowerPoint presentation.

We will explore sharing approaches and tools that allow you to make engaging slides in PowerPoint, access Creative Commons images, and present data in appealing and engaging ways.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of slides that can be used during the workshop as a basis for development.

Please contact elearning@liv.ac.uk for more details.


13th June 10:00 - 12:00 The Blackboard Assignment Tool For e-submission and Feedback

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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In this practical session we will firstly look at the key differences between the Turnitin and Blackboard assignment tools. We will then examine how the Blackboard Assignment tool can be set up for online assignment submission and some key workflows as well as the limits of this tool. Next we will look at the simple grading facilities available with this tool, from Criteria marking sheets to online comments.


13th June 13:30 - 15:30 Turnitin and Feedback Studio for e-submission and feedback

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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In this practical session we will start by looking at the key differences between the Turnitin and Blackboard assignment tools. We'll then look at the different ways in which the Turnitin Assignment tool can be set up for online assignment submission and highlight key workflows, limits to the tool, and areas where you will need to plan carefully. Next we will practise using Turnitin Feedback Studio to mark and feedback on student work, from online comments to marking by Criteria marking sheets. Finally we will highlight further help and support resources.


14th June 13:30 - 15:30 Classroom polling technologies

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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This session on using classroom polling systems will cover:

  • Case studies of staff using polling systems in their teaching.
  • How this type of technology can be used to support formative and self-assessment, stimulate group discussions and peer learning.
  • Demonstration of some different mobile apps.

Note - this session will use technologies and software which are currently not available centrally through CSD, but you will be shown low cost or free (but limited) systems which you can use in your teaching. For more information on what the session will cover, please email elearning@liv.ac.uk


15th June 10:00 - 12:00 An Introduction To Twitter In Higher Education

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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As many people will be aware of now, Twitter is a form social media based around the idea of micro-blogging. It allows users to send and receive short public messages called tweets. Tweets are limited to no more than 2800 characters, and can include links to blogs, web pages, images, videos and all other material online.  Twitter can be used in Higher education for teaching, public engagement and research. This session will provide an overview of the tool, demonstrate examples of how it is used in teaching to support learning, event hashtags and sharing of information. We will also explain some of the jargon and debunk some of the myths associated with its use.

 The session is aimed at those who have no prior knowledge of the tool or those looking to update their knowledge. In order to get the most out of the session it is recommended that you bring along phone or tablet with the latest version of the Twitter App installed.


15th June 13:30 - 15:00 A focus on: Online tools for student peer and self-assessment

Presented by: eLearning Unit

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This workshop gives an overview of the main self and peer assessment tools currently centrally-available at the University. These are the readily-accessible ‘PeerMark’ facility from Turnitin and Blackboard’s ‘Self and Peer Assessment’ tool both found in VITAL. The workshop examines some applications of these innovative tools and some current practice at the University. There will also be an opportunity for practical experience of the system that interests you.


18th June 09:30 - 12:30 An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning

Presented by: Tunde Varga-Atkins

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This eLearning Unit session gives an introductory overview to the University’s centrally supported technologies for learning and teaching and their range of applications, supported by case studies and examples of practice. Relevant policy, strategy and guidance is highlighted.

(Please note, this is not a beginner’s session on how to use VITAL. For a practical introduction to using VITAL please attend the “VITAL essentials” workshop which partners this session.)

The learning outcomes of this 2-hour session are:

  • Outline the essential regulations and components of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy that impact on your learning and teaching practice with learning technologies.
  • Identify the range of technologies available centrally at the University, their applications and the support levels for each.
  • Explore teaching and learning applications of the range of tools and facilities in VITAL (Blackboard), the University’s virtual learning environment.
  • Reflect on your own digital capabilities and the opportunities offered in your module/programme for students to develop their digital capabilities.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: there are no pre-requisites for this workshop. For those wishing to get practical, hands-on training in the use of VITAL (the institution’s virtual learning environment), please attend the one hour “VITAL essentials” workshop.

Also running on the following dates:
25th June 2018 13:30 - 16:30


25th June 13:30 - 16:30 An introduction to Technology Enhanced Learning

Presented by: Tunde Varga-Atkins

book a place

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Details:

This eLearning Unit session gives an introductory overview to the University’s centrally supported technologies for learning and teaching and their range of applications, supported by case studies and examples of practice. Relevant policy, strategy and guidance is highlighted.

(Please note, this is not a beginner’s session on how to use VITAL. For a practical introduction to using VITAL please attend the “VITAL essentials” workshop which partners this session.)

The learning outcomes of this 2-hour session are:

  • Outline the essential regulations and components of the University's Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy that impact on your learning and teaching practice with learning technologies.
  • Identify the range of technologies available centrally at the University, their applications and the support levels for each.
  • Explore teaching and learning applications of the range of tools and facilities in VITAL (Blackboard), the University’s virtual learning environment.
  • Reflect on your own digital capabilities and the opportunities offered in your module/programme for students to develop their digital capabilities.

Pre-requisites for this workshop: there are no pre-requisites for this workshop. For those wishing to get practical, hands-on training in the use of VITAL (the institution’s virtual learning environment), please attend the one hour “VITAL essentials” workshop.