Author: Ian Pettit

Tech’ top tips – #18. Digital Detox – we’re having a break

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). De Montfort University Leicester is taking the unprecedented step of turning off its social media channels in order to draw attention to the impact of unrestrained social media use on mental health. The digital detox will run from Wednesday 16th to Monday 21st January inclusive. To support this initiative, we at CELT will also be taking a break from social media and there will be no Tech’ Top Tip on the 21st. The digital detox is part of the #HealthyDMU ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #17. Student uploads in DMU Replay

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Where required, students may be asked to record and submit audio or video as part of their assessed activities. The platform provided for this practise is DMU Replay and there is lots of help provided for students in the UserGuide section of Blackboard. If students are required to record or upload into DMU Replay this will be noted as part of the module handbook and/or assessment brief and steps will have been taken to provide an ‘Assignment’ folder in DMU ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #16. It’s not unCommon to share

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Did you know… DMU provides every student and member of staff with an online space on the DMU Academic Commons. ‘The Commons’ is a space where you can blog about your experiences of studying or working at DMU with an academic focus. There are also a number of project and research blogs currently being hosted on The Commons. To access your own space visit https://our.dmu.ac.uk and log in using either your student ID (pnumber) or staff username. By logging in, your ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #15. Staying safe and healthy

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Working safely on computer equipment is a good habit to get into. Frequent breaks and knowing how to exercise in-between stints at the keyboard and mouse can help to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other ailments associated with using a computer. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on how to check that your workstation and the associated Display Screen Equipment is set up for you. It is especially important to check this when moving ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #13. (Blackboard) Home is where the heart is

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). The Blackboard Home page provides links to services and help for students and staff at DMU. As well as the Module shells that we are enrolled on we can use the Add Resource button to add and remove widgets from this page. For example, the Organisation Catalogue widget enables us to find open shells that cover topics we may be interested in. Along the top of the page, the StaffGuide and UserGuide links provide access to staff and student help for using the ... read more