Teaching Tools

There is an ever-increasing range of digital tools at your disposal to deliver and enhance your Teaching; here is a summary of the tools we support. Please get in touch if you would like some further training on any of these tools, or have a suggestion of another teaching tool to share here with colleagues.

A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen and usually includes audio narration. Find out more information on screencasting tools to consider how to create, edit and upload your video.

UoM Core Tools
There are also a number of non-core tools available, with limited support

The University Library's skill programme is My Learning Essentials, offering both online resources and face-to-face workshops .

UoM Core Tool

These are tools you can use to make your content visually appealing, engaging and accessible.

UoM Core Tools

Discussion Boards are available in Blackboard to facilitate conversation around your topic. External discussion tools are also available to embed in your course space.

UoM Core Tool

Have a look at a selection of Class Room Response Systems to work out which would suit your style of delivery.

UoM Core Tool
There are also a number of non-core tools available, with limited support

Visit our Assessment pages for more information about how to make the most of Blackboard's integrated Assessment tools.

UoM Core Tools
  • Gradescope - submission and grading software integrated with our Blackboard VLE.
  • Turnitin - an assessment and plagarism prevention tool that is integrated with our Blackboard VLE.  (Visit Turnitin website)
  • STACK - an assessment package for mathematics. (Visit STACK website)
Assessment Guidance

The University provide licenses for a number of video conferencing tools for synchronous online teaching.  Read a comparison between Zoom and Collaborate features to see which would be the best fit for your teaching.

UoM Core Tools
Synchronous Activity Guidance

Peer assessment is a great tool for encouraging collaboration, and helps to develop communication, self-evaluation, critiquing abilities and observation skills. Find our more about Peer Assessment

Not sure which tool is right for you? Then check the Staff Guidance: Peer Assessment Tools page

Also, the following page is useful for guidance on how to prepare your students for Peer Assessment

The University's video hosting tool is the Video Portal, visit the Video Portal FAQ pages for more information.

UoM Core Tool

Learning how to edit videos for online teaching  will give you greater control over your video content.

UoM Core Tool
There is also a non-core tool available, with limited support
Video Editing Guidance

UoM Core Tool

 

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