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Quizzes and polls in class and online

Polls and quizzes can be great for increasing the interactivity of teaching sessions and encouraging student engagement. You might want to use a poll to kick off a discussion or a quiz to check students’ understanding of previous content before

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Posted in Apps and tools, Polling tools

Writing effective multiple choice questions

The quiz tool in Canvas is fantastic for creating multiple choice quizzes. There are currently two quiz tools available within Canvas, we currently recommend using the Classic quiz engine for graded assessment rather than the New quiz tool due to

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Posted in Marking and assessment

Polling with Zoom

Have you ever wanted to pose multiple choice questions to your students during a Zoom meeting? You can do this with Zoom’s inbuilt polling option which allows you to create single or multiple choice polling questions and then pose them

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Posted in Polling tools

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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Posted in Active learning, Learning Technologies

Panopto and the flipped classroom

Flipped learning allows students to repeat watch lectures, repeat exercises as needed and generally learn at their own pace. As such it is an inclusive approach to teaching, which accommodates different study habits and abilities. It allows the tutor to

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Posted in Learning Design, Panopto

Focus on Panopto: Quizzes and Discussions

Panopto brings some superb features for improving engagement with your students, two of those features are Quizzes and Discussions which will be the focus of this blog post. Quizzes Panopto allows you to create quizzes which can be set to

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Dates for your diary! Book now for these great TEL workshops.

We have a great line-up of new workshops for University of Sussex teaching staff this semester. Whether you want to explore next steps with Canvas, are looking to make the most of Panopto, our new online media platform, or are

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Posted in Professional Development

Providing a deeper, blended learning experience: A case study into use of an interactive e-textbook

Are you a tutor who would like to further enhance your students’ engagement with your module? Are you using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to its full potential or the opportunities that e-textbooks can bring? In the TEL team we

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Posted in Case Study, Learning Design, Mobile learning

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