eCoffee @ SGH: Video meetings and tutorials

December’s eCoffee involved an experimental live event: could we run a session about video meetings simultaneously as a face-to-face session and online for remote participants? While this sounds like something that potentially could involve specialist equipment and planning, we took a more informal approach – reflecting the way in which …

eCoffee @ SGH: Working more efficiently

Ahead of this month’s eCoffee we asked colleagues for recommendations for tools that support organisation, planning and efficiency, and took the opportunity during the session to try some of these out. Office 365 and Microsoft Teams Office 365 includes various connected tools that can support more efficient working, all of …

eCoffee @ SGH: Blackboard – what works well?

Medicine has seen continuing success over the seven years of the university’s Blackboard & VLE Awards, so in July’s eCoffee we explored some features of winning courses, sharing some ideas and inspiration ahead of the next academic year. Blackboard upgrade Blackboard has recently been upgraded, and as well as cleaner, …

eCoffee @ SGH: OneWeb and social media

In May’s eCoffee session we welcomed back Ayala Gordon and Jonny Vaughan from the Digital Team, to discuss how we provide simple, accessible, relevant, useful information, not just via university websites but digital services as a whole. In keeping with this approach, Ayala took us through 10-year old Chloe’s questions …

ecoffee @ SGH: Universal Design for Learning

What is Universal Design for Learning? Why does UDL matter? Architect Ron Mace coined the term “universal design” to describe the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in …

ecoffee @ SGH: Virtual Reality in education

February’s eCoffee saw attendees taken on a series of virtual adventures, using Oculus Go headsets.  Recent university Virtual Reality (VR) projects include creating interactive 360 experiences from footage gathered on field trips.  This supports students in getting the most out of the trip by preparing them in advance, helping answer any questions or address anxieties they …

eCoffee @ SGH: Panopto – not just lecture capture!

Panopto: not just lecture capture was our theme for December’s eCoffee, looking at the various ways Panopto can be used to support teaching, learning and assessment. The university help pages for Panopto at http://go.soton.ac.uk/panopto are a great source to help you get started, and provide step-by-step guides to some of the other uses of …

eCoffee @ SGH: Using Microsoft Teams

In October’s eCoffee we looked at ways Microsoft Teams can support collaborative working and learning.  Teams is part of Office 365 (https://www.southampton.ac.uk/365) and works in conjunction with Office 365’s SharePoint, helping build communication and context around documents stored here. Setting up After creating a team (via the link at the bottom of the …