Staff Teaching Support

With online and hybrid teaching now established and the transition back to in-class teaching underway, we can support staff by providing guidance on the tools and services available to help with your teaching objectives. The main services are

  • Blackboard Collaborate – providing virtual classrooms for online and hybrid teaching sessions.
  • Yuja – a lecture capture service for recording in-class teaching sessions and pre-recording presentations.
  • Mentimeter – an interactive presentation service for polling students during in-class, online and hybrid teaching sessions.
  • Padlet – an online post-it board used for Q&A and general collaboration.
  • Medblogs – the MBChB information portal and repository for all teaching content (built on WordPress).
  • Delta – providing virtual classrooms and assessment submissions (built on Moodle).

Blackboard Collaborate

Accessing Virtual Classrooms via Medblogs 

Medblogs is the Medical School’s primary learning environment for delivery of core learning and teaching content for the MBChB programme.  Please view the below video which will show you how to login and access virtual classrooms. A University/NHS Tayside account required to access Medblogs – contact tilt@dundee.ac.uk

Medblogs Overview

Recording Lectures

Below are some recommended options for pre-recording your lectures and recording live in the classroom:

1. Yuja 

Yuja logo

Yuja is the University recording platform which can be used to record a lecture on  teaching computers and your own device. Supports both video recording and voice-over PowerPoint. Once you have recorded your video, use the direct link or embed link to share your content.

2. Powerpoint

    • Recording directly into PowerPoint
      Whilst we recommend Yuja we realise that this is not always possible for pre-recording lectures. PowerPoint is an easy to use alternative to record audio directly into your PowerPoint show. Please watch Recording audio in PowerPoint from the Microsoft Support.
    • Template for staff
      We are trying to standardise the branding of the School’s lecture presentations and other content. This will encourage school-wide branding and help you to meet the accessibility requirements. This following template is specific for the School of Medicine. Medical School PowerPoint template.

 

Editing Medblogs Pages

Short video showing users how to edit / upload content and add announcements to Medblogs. Download TILT: Medblogs User guide.

 

Student Engagement / Collaboration Tools

There are a range of collaboration tools to encourage and facilitate student engagement.  Using these tools in a virtual environment can encourage active learning and participation from your students.  Tools that are already being used by your colleagues are:

1. Mentimeter:

Mentimeter logoMentimeter allows you to build interactive presentations with an easy-to-use online editor, directly from your browser. Add questions, polls, quizzes, slides, images, GIFs and more to your presentation to make them more engaging and fun. Your audience can use their smartphone or other device to connect to your presentation and answer questions/provide feedback.

Note: you need a university account to access Mentimeter 

More information and login link from CTIL’s Service Guide Page

Mentimeter Help @ mentimeter.com  –  Help Center

 

2. Padlet:

Padlet logoPadlet is an online collaboration tool that lets users post notes on a digital wall.  Notes posted buy students or staff can contain links, images, video, comments and more.

Padlet is commonly used for Q&A and information – see example: https://uod.padlet.org/aygray/resp_infection_tb.

However there are many creative ways to use Padlet once you get started.

More information and login link from CTIL’s Service Guide Page

Note: you need a university account to access Mentimeter 

 

key board image representing a webinarBook a Laptop or use of a recording room

The Undergraduate Medical School Office (MSUO) have a laptops to help facilitate the use of virtual classrooms and some recording rooms to if you need a quiet space to pre-record a lecture or tutorial. Teaching Room 2 has a dedicated desk with dual monitors, webcam and document camera.

Please complete our form here – Book a laptop or a recording room 

 

 

PowerPoint slide imagePowerPoint Template for staff

We are trying to standardise the branding of the School’s lecture presentations and other content.  This will encourage school-wide branding and help you to meet the accessibility requirements.

This following template is specific for the School of Medicine. Medical School PowerPoint template.

 

Staff Development for Medical Educators: 

Stethoscope and book representionThe School runs regular workshops aimed at staff involved in teaching medical students as well as doctors in training.  These workshops are now being delivered successfully using virtual webinar sessions.

More information about these workshops can be found on the  Staff Development for Medical Educators site:
Staff Development for Medical Educators

Useful tools for online teaching, with hints, tips and instructional videos to give you ideas for your teaching.
Useful development resources for tutors

 

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