Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching

An image with a laptop and library book blended together TELT are here to support academic staff in making the most of learning technologies.

Talk to us on the phone, by email, at a drop-in session or a workshop about your questions / plans / challenges.

Supported learning technologies

Below is non-exhaustive list of learning technologies we support.

If you would like support with any of these, or if you have an idea you would like to implement through learning technology, please contact us.

Moodle: The virtual learning environment at BCU is based on Moodle. Find further information on Moodle here.

Mahara E-Portfolio: Mahara is an E-portfolio tool which allows students to record their learning experiences. Find further information on Mahara here.

Big Blue Button: Provides real-time sharing of audio, video, slides, chat, and screen. Further information is available on the ICity page.

Screencast-o-matic: Allows users to record all of the actions on their computer, produce audio commentary and save the recording for sharing or playback. Further information is available on how to download this on to your computer.

Turnitin: Compares submitted papers against a comprehensive database of resources. Turnitin assists with detecting poor referencing and plagiarism. Please note, to work, Turnitin must be enabled when you set up your assignment point on Moodle.

Xerte: allows users to create interactive learning materials. Xerte packages can be made accessible through Moodle.

Other learning technologies

We have compiled a list of open education resources. Please also see below for additional technologies which you may find useful:

Box of Broadcasts (BoB): An on demand TV and radio recording service provided by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC). Birmingham City University (BCU) has a subscription to the BoB service, which enables staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels, for learning and teaching purposes.

Lynda.com: an online learning company that helps you learn software, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. For further information please see here.

Padlet: an online wall board that can be used by invited participants to collaborate with each other. Padlet can either be used as a standalone web application or embedded into your Moodle page.

If you have any queries about the above services, please contact us.