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Blackboard Summer Upgrade

This year the VLE Summer upgrade will take place over two days starting on Tuesday the 11th of July and completing on Wednesday the 12th of July. The University of York are upgrading to the latest 2016 version Q4 release of Blackboard which includes many improvements and fixes. During this time

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Staff Introduction: Marie Allen, Learning Enhancement and Support Assistant at HYMS

Dear all, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the CLL team. My name is Marie Allen and my job title at HYMS is Learning Enhancement and Support Assistant , in the Learning Enhancement and Support Team.  I started at HYMS on the 3rd of April. I

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Jisc Digifest 17 conference

On the 14th March Daniel and I both headed down to the Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on the 14th March for the first day Jisc’s annual two day Digifest conference. Given this event is free to attend for employees of UK higher education institutions it seemed too good an opportunity

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TEL Lunches

In the New Year, the Learning Enhancement and Support Team will be delivering another series of ‘TEL Lunches’ on the technologies available at HYMS to enhance Teaching, Learning and Assessment. This series includes an Assessment and Marking workshop delivered at HYMS Hospital sites to support peripheral staff during key assessment

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Managing iPads on a larger scale

Our first venture into handing out devices to students has been quite a learning curve for us and has thrown up a number of challenges along the way. For example how do we configure, manage and push out apps and updates to student devices, particularly when students are based at

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Piloting the provision of iPads as a learning resource

In September HYMS welcomed the first cohort for the new MSc in Physician Associate Studies. To support the delivery of this new programme, HYMS are piloting the provision of iPads as learning resources. A large proportion of the teaching and learning activities in the Physician Associate Studies curriculum are not based at the University campus and its

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TurningPoint Cloud Guides

The Learning Enhancement and Support Team have produced two guides, one for staff and one for students on how to use TurningPoint Cloud, the school’s student response system. TurningPoint Cloud turns students’ mobile devices into interactive response tools. By authoring questions directly into PowerPoint and asking students to respond, the traditional

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Solving Problems with Technology Enhanced Learning

Yesterday the Learning Enhancement and Support Team delivered a workshop titled ‘Solving Problems with Technology Enhanced Learning’ to a number of clinicians and GPs at Scunthorpe General Hospital. The aim of the session was to provide an overview of how Technology Enhanced Learning is currently embedded within the HYMS curriculum.

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TurningPoint – Encouraging Active Engagement in Lectures

The traditional lecture is often criticised for being a passive learning experience for students. Evidence suggests that only a fraction of information presented is retained by students (McLaughlin and Mandin, 2001). Student response systems can facilitate student engagement with each other, the subject content and the lecturer. They enable students to interact in

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Sprucing up the Tutor’s Area

Now we’re seeing an increasing number of HYMS tutors and academics engaging with students using Blackboard we’re very keen to make sure they have good support for all of their teaching activities. To this end we’re making some changes to the ‘HYMS Tutors’ Area’ on Blackboard. The aim is to

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