Friday, 21 February 2014

Elevate Team Staff Development Videos: February, 2014


Given we are all becoming multi-modal learners - The Elevate Team are organising some support material through a featured videos series. These videos will be created by either the Elevate Team or other people, including other e-learning teams, or software vendors. We are organising these by month, and focussing on how to use the tool, or learning design considerations. Our selection criteria will be to focus on one tool which is used regularly at UCS, and one which is less well known tool.

How to use the tool

How to create a random block of test questions

If you are using the quiz engine (objective questions) for formative feedback activities, you can add a random block of questions to your test. This is intended to reduce the likelihood of students getting the same questions as each other, or if you allow the student multiple attempts, of getting the same questions. The following Blackboard guide illustrates the idea

How to create a blog

The blog tool offers a number of exciting opportunities within your teaching and assessment model. The following video guide illustrates how to set up a blog on your course.

Learning Design Considerations

The following video is based upon the ideas around making your assessment pattern more even:
If you'd like to discuss how you might use these tools in your teaching, learning and assessment, please email the Elevate Team (

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