Recording using Mediasite

Edited 25 August 2020 to include changes in recent upgrades to Mediasite. Following on from last week’s post on Recording Online Teaching Materials, this week DigiKnow looks at how to record yourself and/or your screen using Mediasite (in Queen’s University), and how to add this to your online teaching materials. Read more…

Creative Commons (cc)

Creative Commons licensing

In the previous weeks, we’ve covered Copyright Basics and Copyright for Education, including copyright infringement and fair dealing. Creative Commons allows us to widen the scope of available materials we can use. The Commons is growing, with 1.6 billion works currently available (as of 2019). What is Creative Commons? Creative Read more…

Lecturer delivering a presentation to her class.

Copyright in education

Last week we discussed the basics of copyright, how it works and why we all need to keep it in mind. This week focuses more on the practical considerations when studying and working in education. When copyright gets complex Copyright is already more complex in academia for multiple reasons. For Read more…

How do I choose a good password?

Many people’s first reaction to a password change is annoyance: You’ve been using a password for a while without any problems, you had it memorised, but now you’re told that you have to set a new password and memorise that. But in a security-conscious world, and with lots of confidential Read more…

Students in a computer lab.

Jisc Discovery Tool

Think you know all you need to know about the digital world? Or know you don’t, and wish to know which areas to explore more? Jisc (the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions) has created a discovery tool to enable staff and Read more…