The University offers support and training to enable staff to make the best use of Blended Learning approaches in their teaching and in using technology to support other aspects of academic work. To support the Digital Learning Programme we are organising events and training to enable staff to think about the new technologies and approaches in their own context and to gain practical skills in using the tools. This website has been developed to accompany this programme.
The Digital Education Service was launched in January 2018 and offers support for staff in developing online courses. Visit the Digital Education Service Website for further information.
The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) also offers masterclasses, guidance and research on Learning and Teaching. Visit the LITE Website for further information.
Digital Education Academic Leads support the implementation and realisation of the University’s Blended Learning and Digital Education strategies, at both the University level and within Faculties.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Academic Staff now have access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from within Minerva. Detailed information on Collaborate Ultra is available on the Minerva support site for staff at: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/collab/collaborate/
Organisational Development and Professional Learning (OD&PL), in partnership with Learning Technologies Team, are offering various online and face to face training sessions on Collaborate Ultra throughout the academic year 2017/2018.
Further information can be viewed online.
Introduction to the Technology in the Redesigned Lecture Theatres
As part of the £520M investment being made in a transformative campus development programme three lecture theatres have been redesigned; Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 8, Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B, and Worsley Dental Lecture Theatre.
Bespoke training is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The aim is to support staff to use the technology within the redesigned lecture theatres whilst focussing on pedagogic design principles to enhance collaborative work and student engagement.
Training can be booked online.
Introduction to Lecture Capture and Media Management
A useful introduction to Lecture Capture and Media Management for new staff to the University can be found on VideoLeeds. Face to face sessions also provide guidance on how staff and students can create digital content to support Student Education.
Training can be booked online.
Media Management: Publish to Video Leeds, iTunes U and University of Leeds YouTube channel
The University of Leeds’ Lecture Capture and Media Management System provides new opportunities for the creation and sharing of digital content. The launch of VideoLeeds in June 2015 allows staff and students to publish lecture capture recordings and other multimedia to this new channel. Students can also publish content to the University of Leeds YouTube channel. Media is categorised by topic rather than by school or faculty. VideoLeeds has now replaced other media channels such as LUTube which is no longer in use.
Online screencasts are available below:
- Publish to VideoLeeds
- Share on iTunes U
- Request publication to the University of Leeds YouTube Channel
Use Personal Capture at your Desktop: Record, Review, Edit, Publish
This session aims to introduce colleagues to the use of Personal Capture using the Desktop Recorder. There will be an opportunity to record a short screencast/presentation and then use Mediasite to access, review, edit and publish the recorded captures to Minerva. You can also share your recordings to a variety of publicly available channels.
Personal Capture is also available to all students. A Guide to Creating Digital Content (for staff and students) is available on the IT Website with accompanying tutorials.
Training can be booked online.
The interactive guide, copyright explainer, provides online support: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/copyright-explainer/
OD&PL offer a variety of workshops supporting digital skills. For workshops on social media and all other technology related events visit the OD&PL website.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) provided by Learning On Screen
The University subscribes to Box of Broadcasts (BoB) via an Educational Resources Agency (ERA) licence allowing staff and students to view, record and share digital content from over 65+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are available online indefinitely (no expiry) and are then added to a growing media archive with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions. Visit Learning On Screen for more information and to access Box of Broadcasts.
Workshops can be booked online.
BoB provides online tutorials on how to use the system.
OD&PL offer bespoke demonstrations on BoB. If you wish to have a bespoke demonstration delivered in your School of Faculty please get in touch with Beth Snowden at b.snowden@@leeds.ac.uk.
Online resources and tutorials
OD&PL have produced a comprehensive set of online resources to support lecture capture and media management.
You will find a series of online video tutorials for staff and students on how to use various aspects of lecture capture and media management by visiting the Resources and Support Channel of VideoLeeds at: https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Channel/resourcesandsupport
You will also find the websites below a useful source of information and advice.
Faculty Support Contacts
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environment
Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Digital Education Academic Lead: TBC
Student Champion for Digital Education: Nicholas Clare
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Student Champions for Digital Education
Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning Service for enquiries on Audio or Video Recording Policy, legal issues, Data Protection Queries and Legal Adviser’s Office
Intellectual Property and Copyright
- Copyright@Library for advice on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright
OD&PL Support and Staff Development
- Andy Hagyard (Senior Academic Consultant) technology enhanced learning, technology events and workshops, rights and responsibilities in relation to use of technology.
- Keith Tellum (Online Distance Learning Advisor), co-ordinating and supporting the Online Distance Learning Programmes in Leeds University Business School and Engineering.
- Kirsten Thompson (Digital Practice Advisor), social media strategy and development, online CPD for staff and postgraduate research students, OD&PL webmaster, Minerva support and guidance
- Beth Snowden (Academic Staff Development Officer of Learning Technology), Lecture Capture & Media Management, Redesigned Collaborative Learning Spaces, Collaborate Ultra, technology enhanced learning
Publication on External Channels – Digital Education Service
The Digital Learning Service offer advice and support for publication of content on on external channels such as MOOCs on FutureLearn, iTunes U, and the University of Leeds YouTube Channel.
- Carol Elston (Digital Learning Manager)
Digital Education Coordinator for Faculty Student Champions
- Angela Holmes (Senior Course Design Manager)
- Ahmed Al-Basha (Student Coordinator for Student Blended Learning Champions)
Support for Students
- Skills@Library for support for development of digital skills and competencies and use of technology with students
- Michelle Schneider
- Emily Wheeler
For technical enquiries about Minerva contact 0113 3433333 or online via the IT Service Desk
The Facilities Services Support team from Estates Services offer support with the use of technology in central teaching classrooms and lecture theatres. You can contact them on 0113 3435555 or email email@example.com. To view an online tutorial on technical equipment in the teaching rooms visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/fss/articulate/player.html
General Information systems support
IT Service Desk for information systems support 0113 3433333 or online