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H5P: a tool to extend interactivity in Canvas

In January 2020 the Digital Practice Awards were announced with several projects given funding to trial an innovative digital approach to teaching at Sussex. One of the winners was Dr Louise Newnham from the School of Life Sciences. Dr Newnham

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Using Zoom for teaching

Since its introduction early last year, Zoom video conferencing has been vital for teaching at the University of Sussex. As much teaching will continue to be online in Semester 2, the TEL team have created nine simple guide videos to

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The Great Firewall of China: restricted access to commonly used websites and resources

In the current climate of travel restrictions, shielding and limits to student numbers on campus, the student body is much more dispersed than in previous years. This has brought with it new challenges in providing for the significant number of

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Posted in Blended learning, Canvas, digital skills, Learning Design, Learning Technologies

Teaching during a global pandemic: Meeting the Sussex Baseline

The Covid-19 global pandemic has introduced enormous uncertainty across the HE sector while social distancing measures will undoubtedly place restrictions on the ability of institutions  to deliver face-to-face teaching or undertake in-person assessment come the autumn term. As a result,

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Posted in Blended learning, Canvas, Learning Design, Learning Technologies

Exploring 3D objects for online learning

Early in the Coronavirus lockdown 2020, what seems an age ago now, parents found a new digital toy to amuse their children. Google had released a new feature in their search results where the search terms ‘panda’ or ‘tiger’ would

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Posted in AR/VR/360, Learning Technologies, Uncategorized

Padlet maps and timelines

Padlet has been a popular tool for staff and students at Sussex for some time, which is why we have a Padlet Backpack licence and a range of guides and case studies on our website. As teaching and learning have moved

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Zoom for online teaching

The University of Sussex has now acquired an institutional licence for Zoom, making it available for all staff and students at Sussex. For staff using Zoom for teaching there are online guides and links to support webinars on the Teaching

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Custard, empathy and the challenges of teaching: new case studies

The TEL team recently interviewed staff at the University of Sussex from Education, Economics and Law. They spoke to us about how they have been using technology to innovate their teaching practices. The topics they spoke to use about ranged

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