Phogoraph of Helen Atkinson

The Great Wall of student engagement: Using Quizzes and New Analytics to inform community design

Helen Atkinson – Careers Consultant Careers Service What did you do? I used Canvas New Analytics and Quizzes to monitor how students were engaging with non-credit bearing careers initiatives, specifically the following two projects: China Career Gateway: An annual extracurricular career development programme designed to help Chinese students at Newcastle University prepare for their graduate Read more about The Great Wall of student engagement: Using Quizzes and New Analytics to inform community design[…]

Newcastle campus and Loyola campus
The Yamuna and Tyne rivers
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Using Canvas New Analytics to gain insights into students’ access

Find out if Dr Rachelle Maddison and Dr Raghda Zahran could use Canvas New Analytics to check whether a small cohort of international students could access resources in their own countries.  

Julia Robinson and Dr Raghda Zahran

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Language Practice Programme

Over the years the Language Resource Centre has offered a programme of student-led language learning groups during term-time. These groups provide an opportunity for informal speaking practice to all Newcastle University members who are registered with the LRC. With the March 2020 lockdown, the decision was made to continue this activity but to trial taking it online using Microsoft Teams. For the academic year of 2020-21 the programme was run entirely online and was also expanded, in terms of number of hours offered, the types of sessions and languages.

The Language Resource Centre’s Online Tandem Board

In the past we had a physical tandem board in the Language Resource Centre, where students could come in and pin up a notice to say what languages they spoke and what languages they wanted to practice. With lockdown in March 2020 and no access to the physical centre, within a week we set up the online version of the tandem board to facilitate people being able to do language exchanges entirely remotely wherever they were.

Diagram of the Lab heath and Safety project

FMS BNS Health and Safety Case Study

The aim of this project was to produce an online lab health and safety package to support students from Biomedicine, Sports and Nutrition. Academic staff were finding it difficult to monitor student engagement with the module handbook and lab code of conduct and wanted to have a more standardised approach to ensure that all students are aware of and complying with health and safety requirements in the lab.