Tech’ top tips – #52. Getting the most from DMU Replay

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When watching DMU Replay recordings there are a number of functions that can enhance and add to the recording. For example; the recordings are searchable, we can click around and jump to the most relevant section, and we can add our own notes and bookmarks to recordings as we watch them for re-visiting later.

Also, some colleagues may choose to add a quiz to the DMU Replay recording for students to interact with part way through a recording.

The DMU Replay viewerSearch. Use the search bar at the top left to search for key words. The results will include instances of the word that appeared on screen and where the word was said by the member of teaching staff.

Contents. Use the links in the left hand panel or the thumbnails along the bottom to jump around the recording.

Notes enables you to add electronic notes to the recording that only you can see. These notes will be saved and appear each time you re-visit the recording.

Bookmarks provides the opportunity for you to electronically bookmark a recording for revisiting later. All of your bookmarks on all of your recordings can be viewed in one place at https://panopto.dmu.ac.uk

Taking part in a DMU Replay quizIf a quiz has been added to the recording it is likely to be a multiple choice type quiz. There may be restrictions regarding how many times you can try the quiz and whether you will be able to continue with the recording if you do not answer the quiz question(s). The teaching staff on the module will talk to you about how the quiz will work and their expectations.

A DMU Replay quiz linkLinks to quizzes appear in the left hand side and look like this. They will also appear automatically as the recording plays.

Tech’ top tips – #51. Accessing your DMU Replay recordings

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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.

A DMU Replay linkRecordings that were made using the DMU Replay system will look like the picture opposite. To view the recordings, click the bold text and the recording will play in the web browser.

On the occasion that an Equitable Alternative has been used links may look different. For example, it may be a link to a publically available web video or a PowerPoint file that contains timed audio narrations in sync’ with the slide content. Either way, this type of multimedia content will be housed in the Learning Materials area and this all contributes to providing the DMU Replay service for students.

Tech’ top tips – #50. Roaming can be EDUcational

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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.

The Eduroam logoOnce 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:

username@dmu.ac.uk

  • For students, if the pnumber is p1234567 the eduroam identity is p1234567@dmu.ac.uk
  • For colleagues, use your usual login such as jdoe00 to create jdoe00@dmu.ac.uk

Your eduroam password is your normal systems password. If you have changed this from the default you will need your new password when connecting to eduroam.

Tech’ top tips – #49. Student online IT inductions

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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

IT inductionThe 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 help, support and engage with training such as the Microsoft Imagine Academy and the inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.

Tech’ top tips – #48. Introducing you to Blackboard

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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.Blackboard Content Areas

Announcements is where any important announcements about the module will appear. All announcements will also be delivered to students via email to their studentid@my365.dmu.ac.uk address

Staff contacts – this section will tell students who is teaching/working on the module along with their contact details and working hours

The Module information section holds information such as the module handbook and a summary of the timetabled sessions

Learning Materials. This is where students will access lecture notes, lab sheets, DMU Replay recordings and any other online materials that support the module

Assessment will provide details of the assessment activities, the mark descriptors and any marking grids that may be used

Turnitin is where links to the online submission tool ‘TurnItIn’ can be found. All written work is submitted through TurnItIn and it can be used to submit other file types, size permitting

In the picture there is also a Discussion Board section. This is not a standard section but colleagues are encouraged to use the collaborative and other tools in Blackboard and place links etc. in an intuitive manner. Students should speak to their module leader about specific tools that might be used in Blackboard alongside the required sections that have been described here.

Colleagues can brush up on the Blackboard module shell policy via the LLS pages of DMUconnect (login required).

Tech’ top tips – #47. Taking shortcuts

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Ctrl Windows AltWhen 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 images in Microsoft Word)

 

  • Windows + D – display the desktop (minimise all windows)
  • Windows + L – lock the PC
  • Windows + N – create a new Note in OneNote

 

  • PrintScreen – capture the entire screen
  • Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen – capture only the active window
  • Alt + Tab – toggle through open windows

The above represents only a few handy keyboard shortcuts, use the comments field below to add your own useful keyboard shortcuts.