Finishing ADP online resources

The MeLT team are finishing off the final elements for ADP resources.

As part of the Academic Development Programme, the MeLT team are developing online resources for Panopto Content Capture, Turnitin and Learning Space.  These resources will be placed on Learning Space and made available for staff to view.

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The resources have been developed using the Storyline Articulate 2 package.  If you can see a use for resources like this in your teaching, please contact elearning@marjon.ac.uk.

We have also filmed elements of the resources.  We have found that adding video to learning resources offers a rich media experience and adds a great deal of value and a personal touch to TEL (technology enhanced learning).

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Google Forms is a capable replacement for Survey Monkey at Marjon

You may be aware of Google Forms, you may not.  As a form solution, it covers all the basics and so much more.

At Marjon, Survey Monkey has provided the benchmark for staff and students to produce online forms.  Due to a change in policy and proceedure, this service is now less favourable.

Google Forms is free and (in typical Google tradition) is very intuitive, portable and extremely collaborative.  The process of creating a form from scratch is quick and as simple as any other form editors.  A gmail account is required.  If you have one already, then you can start using forms.  If you don’t, then signing up is also a quick process.  A gmail account also includes cloud solutions such as Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive.

This video shows the process of creating a basic form. (updated to the new Google forms March 16)

More complex forms are possible like directing users to different pages depending on their answers.

Reporting is possible using smart graphs as well as CSV exporting for analysis in Excel (or google sheets!).

As with any Google product, there is a wealth of tutorials and supporting video online.  If you require any assistance with finding such content, please contact the MeLT team. elearning@marjon.ac.uk

As staff at Marjon, we have access to the ‘Google Apps for Education’ suite.  This includes all the above cloud solutions with no limitation on storage.  The content within a GAFE account is held under the Marjon name and uses your Marjon email for  login. If you wish to have an account, please contact Zac Gribble – zgribble@marjon.ac.uk

Webcasting with Panopto

The MELT team spent sometime yesterday investigating the use of Panopto to live stream sessions, including conferences and special lectures, allowing people to view the presentation, audio and video via a web link.

Working with Steve Disney we have scheduled a special lecture to be recorded and livecast simultaneously using the standard Panopto software installed throughout campus. This is a great option if you need to reach an audience beyond Marjon, staff and students, and outside of scheduled lectures. The team have enjoyed testing and exploring the webcast feature of Panopto and discovering how it can be used to engage with wider audiences and further enhance teaching and learning.

If you would like to know more about using Panopto for ad hoc sessions or any other TEL tool please contact the team at elearning@marjon.ac.uk | Ext. 5673 | Room 108.