INTO Student Community through Canvas

Stephen Grinsell, Director of Studies & Student Experience INTO Newcastle University What did you do? Created a student community on Canvas to initially support student orientation and induction weeks, but to also give a home to INTO Student Support and its various elements. For orientation and induction we needed a space to host information on Read more about INTO Student Community through Canvas[…]

Digitising Present in Person Material

Around 25 face to face lectures and a further 12 to 15 tutorial sessions were condensed down to just seven live sessions. This was a golden opportunity to flip teaching, something that was talked about and something that has been considered for some time.

Rebuilding and redesigning courses

Weekly online activities were produced for students to support their learning and skill development. Being aware of what the students might have been experiencing, as well as trying to support their learning through accessible and manageable content was key.

Speech Marking

Used a third-party programme called Sonocent Audio Note-taker, initially as a marking application for students, but soon started to use the programme with students so they could submit their work.

Using online computer simulations for electronics

A programme developed by Autodesk called Tinkercad, an online computer simulation, was used in place of the hardware students would normally use. This started out with 12 students’ projects but has moved to over 180 in a module due to the success with the original 12 students.

Community Watch-along

Using the screen sharing function created an online cinema or community watch-along for teaching material that will support student engagement with asynchronous material. This activity helped students to organise themselves better, and also to discuss with each other in real time and build connections with other students.

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Using an iPad as a Visualiser

Used an iPad connected directly to a computer in order to handwrite solutions for both lecture material and problems classes. For a recorded lecture, the program OBS Studio is used. Prompts were made throughout to check all students could see the material and could follow along with the learning.

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The Politics of Happiness

David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…

Using OneNote Class Notebooks as a Digital Logbook

Professional engineers use physical logbooks to document and record their work, from thoughts, design ideas, calculations and sketches, through to literature readings and lab results. For ENG1002, Sustainable Design Creativity and Professionalism, we created an electronic version of this logbook using a Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook.

Employability Events and Town Hall meetings

The School of Computing have been running sessions with employers from industry to give students the opportunity to see the connection between what they are learning now and their future working environments.