Author: Ian Pettit

Tech’ top tips – #7. DMU Replay, where are the recordings?

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. DMU policy stipulates that all ‘staff led activity’ should be recorded using DMU Replay or an equitable alternative to recording be provided. But where do students find these recordings and/or equitable alternatives to help them revise, review and revisit? The answer is – in Blackboard! Each module shell will have a Learning Materials area and links to DMU Replay content can be found within. Recordings that were made using the DMU Replay system will look ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #6. Get connected… stay connected

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. DMU uses eduroam to provide wireless internet access for colleagues and students. The system can be accessed anywhere on campus and at other institutions that subscribe to eduroam. Once connected, your device should remember your details and automatically connect to eduroam whenever on campus or where eduroam may be available. To connect, you will need your eduroam username (or identity); this is a mash up of your email address and your username as follows: ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #5. Students – catch up on your IT induction

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology.   If you didn’t manage to get to an IT induction session last week, you can watch the presentation and download the materials here https://libguides.library.dmu.ac.uk/c.php?g=654033 The student IT induction includes information on the following topics: How to access DMU’s online services;   How to change your password;   Expectations regarding the use of learning technology such as Blackboard, DMU Replay, TurnItIn; and   Where to get ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #4. So what’s Blackboard for then?

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. Blackboard is DMU’s Virtual Learning Environment and every module should have an area or ‘shell’ that students can use to engage with their studies online. There is a Blackboard module shell policy and as a minimum students can expect to see the following sections within each shell.     Announcements is where any important announcements about the module will appear. All announcements will also be delivered to students via email to their ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #3. Shortcuts to success

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. When using the Windows PC’s around campus, a number of keyboard shortcuts are available to help make life easier when navigating around the systems. Keyboard shortcuts can also help with accessibility of systems – here are a few you may know already and some you may not. Ctrl + C – copy highlighted items Ctrl + X – cut selected text Ctrl + V – paste copied items Ctrl + Z – undo Ctrl + A – select all items on screen Ctrl + E – centre selected items (e.g. text or ... read more