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Izzy Whizzy, let’s get Quizzy!

Hello, it’s Monday again and time for another blog! Over the summer, we have been covering different aspects of getting ready for teaching in September 2020. We have previously looked at the following: Live-teaching (synchronous) using MS Teams and Zoom Breakout rooms in Zoom and Channels in MS Teams Recording Read more…

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2020: The year of Discussion

The Digiknow blog post from last week looked at: OneNote in Education. OneNote Class Notebook is great for creating and disseminating content to students. A variety of media can be use in student learning. This week, DigiKnow will look at the role of discussion to help engage students. Initially, we Read more…

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Breakout Rooms (Zoom)

In our last blog-post, DigiKnow looked at Zoom for Live-Teaching. Zoom is a very powerful tool for online conferencing, webinars and teaching. As this was such a large subject, we decided to look at Zoom breakout rooms this week. We covered how to: Set up a meeting Hosting a meeting Read more…

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…

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Recording Online Teaching Materials

This week’s DigiKnow post looks at recording online teaching materials, and will detail the recording methods and systems which can be used within Queen’s University and beyond. This touches on Cognitive Load and Multimedia Principles of learning, when designing teaching materials for online use. Using these concepts, DigiKnow will detail Read more…

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Using Canvas Conferences

For those teaching at a distance and using Canvas, here’s a quick guide to get started. A downloadable resource is available at the end of this post. Canvas Conferences is a quick and easy way to teach students remotely. In Canvas, Big Blue Button (the conferences app) will store recordings Read more…

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MS Teams – Top Tips

Yesterday, DigiKnow posted two blogs on Teaching at a Distance – MS Teams and Recording Lectures in PowerPoint. Teaching and meetings at a distance are made easier using MS Teams (via Office 365). Here’s a few tips to help teachers and staff using MS Teams. Be sensible Teachers – take Read more…