Learning, Teaching & Assessment Business Continuity

Maintaining module delivery, contact & engagement

The resources below will help you to support your students in the event of York St John having to move rapidly to support learning online.

Please have a look at the Getting Started checklist first and the strategies web page to ensure you have considered a number of important questions as you approach the rapid move to online teaching.

Most teaching staff will already be using Moodle extensively to provide resources and support to students, and you will be comfortable engaging with your students in this way. We would encourage you to continue with the approaches and tools that you and your students are familiar with wherever possible.

However, you may also need to consider using some of the tools below to provide synchronous teaching to students if they are not able to physically attend sessions on campus.

Please consider which of the tools below would be most useful for your needs and see the additional support in the guides section below. If you need further support using these tools, please contact the TEL team.

 

Lecture

Technology

Staff requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • PC/Laptop
  • Microphone
  • Webcam (optional)

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Staff requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • PC/Laptop
  • Microphone
  • Webcam (optional)

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Seminar

Technology

Staff requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • PC/Laptop
  • Microphone
  • Webcam (optional)

 

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Tutorial

Technology

Staff requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • PC/Laptop
  • Microphone
  • Webcam (optional)

 

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Distribution of Learning Materials

Technology

Staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Technology

Staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Assessment Submission

Technology

Staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Marking & Feedback

Technology

Staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Formative Assessment

Technology

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Collaboration & Group Discussion

Technology

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Online Learning Resources

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Technology

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • High-speed internet
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)
  • Audio playback

Module-Related Communications

Technology

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

Technology

staff requirements

  • Internet connection
  • PC/Laptop

 

Student requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Web-enabled device (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Phone)

 

 

Guides

Below you will find practical how-to guidance on all of the technologies we have mentioned above.

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (also known as BoB) is an on demand TV and radio service for education. York St John University subscribes to this facility provided by Learning on Screen. Subscribers can record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an archive of over 2 million broadcasts.

For support with Box of Broadcasts, please contact the Digital Training Team (contacts below)

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn learning is a educational platform which allows staff and students to discover and develop a range of skills through expert-led course videos.

You can access LinkedIn learning through the YSJ portal 

Watch the How to use LInkedIn Learning video on making full use of LinkedIn Learning

Screenshot of the how to use LinkedIn Learning video

MEDIALibrary

The YSJ MEDIALibrary is a space for creating and sharing video content between students and staff at YSJ.

For more information and guides on the MEDIALibrary, see our MEDIAL webpages

Mentimeter

Mentimeter is one of the tools now supported by the TEL team. 

Mentimeter is an audience response system. It can be used in training, conference business settings and is also widely used in teaching.

For more information, see our Mentimeter webpages

PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a flexible tool which can be used to:

  • Make presentations
  • Make academic posters
  • Create interactive presentations
  • Make Videos

Pre-record lectures using PowerPoint

For any questions about using PowerPoint, you can contact the Digital Training Team.

 

 

Screencast-o-matic

Screencast-o-matic is a tool for recording screencasts and narration with or without webcam. It contains a full editor to make trims and adjustments to create a finished end product.

York St john have a PRO licence which removes watermarks and length restrictions and adds many other editing tools. Please contact ILS Digital Training for the password.

Specialist Resources

There is a wealth of online learning resources available at York St John.

You can access them via the Specialist Subject Resources pages

You can also search for eBooks and eJournals in the Library Catalogue

For more information about these platforms, you can contact your academic liaison librarian.

 

 

Support for Staff

Support for Students

  • For any technical issues, students can contact the IT Helpdesk via email: support@yorksj.ac.uk.
  • For information on getting best out of our online tools and systems, students can be directed to the Digital Training website.

 

 

Considerations

  • Consider your own Digital Capability, use our online Discovery Tool to reflect on your digital capabilities and to identify current strengths and areas for development.
  • Ensure your Moodle courses are up-to-date and are designed in line the Exemplary Course Rubric.
  • Make use of additional Library, BoB or LinkedIn Learning resources to augment your Moodle course.
  • Always consider the Inclusivity & Accessibility of your teaching, and use Ally to support you in creating accessible VLE content.
  • Discuss with your Programme team to co-ordinate on the particular delivery method. This will help students by providing consistency and means they do not have to learn a new tool for each lecturer.
  • Remember to manage student expectations by telling them how you intend to use any of the tools, systems or resources noted above.

 

 

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