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Panopto Re:View Event: Schedule Confirmed

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📥  LITEbox Event


LITEbox is delighted to be welcoming William Gaffney, and his colleague Dave Hannan, from Panopto to the University on Thursday 25 May 2017. William and Dave will be running a series of drop-in sessions in 8 West 1.28 designed to increase understanding of the use and capability of Panopto Re:View Lecture Recording Software.

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There will be four sessions on the day, covering the key features of Panopto Lecture Recording Software, and aims to be inclusive of all current users, whether experienced with Lecture Recording, or just starting to discover the possibilities. This event will give some structured understanding of functionality, and offers an excellent opportunity to ask any questions that you may have come across while using this software. Following recipient feedback, the schedule of events has changed slightly, and will include the following:

10:00-10:45 - Basic Recording, Editing and Publishing Features: This session will give an overview of how to use the system to record your own content, edit the recordings, and share with others, including basic use of the Re:View portal.

11:00-11:45 - Advanced Editing and Publishing Features: This session follows on nicely from the Basic Recording and Editing session, offering attendees an opportunity to discover how to add their own captions, import addition content i.e. slides/videos, automatically transcribe recordings and export to third party services such as Vimeo and YouTube.

12:00-12:45 - Break - No session

13:00-13:45 - Using Panopto to Capture Student Work: This session covers the key features of Panopto for student usage, including methods of creating and recording to assignment folders, note taking and social features including organisation, rating and discussion of recordings. 

14:00-14:45 - New/Extended Functionality (Including MCQs)This session will cover some of the new and extended functionality of Panopto, including personal  folders and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) quizzes. This will build nicely on from a recent LITEbox hot topic of MCQs, and the possible incorporation into Panopto. It will consider the implementation and embedding of these questions into recordings, and how they can be used to facilitate unofficial assessment in the comprehension of material.

The 15 minutes between each session will be used for the transition of people between sessions, and it may be possible that a topic runs overtime slightly. In order to be a part of the day, you will need to sign up on the below Doodle Poll, giving your name and the sessional time slots you intend to attend. Spaces are limited due to room size, therefore will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis:

Register Here
Date: Thursday 25th May 2017
Location: 8W 1.28


Re:View (Panopto) Event - Can you help shape the day?

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📥  LITEbox Event


On the 25th May 2017 a representative from Re:View (formerly known as Panopto) will be visiting the University to host a series of Drop-In sessions to allow audience members to learn and/or develop skills regarding functionality and capability.

The structure of the day will allow attendees to come in and out when it is possible around their current schedule. Each session will begin on the hour, and last 45 minutes, allowing 15 minutes for transition of people in and out. The current sessions due to occur on the day are as follows:

  • Basic recording using the desktop recorder
  • Editing and managing content – top and tail, restricting content by user or time, downloading content to put elsewhere, e.g. YouTube or Vimeo or saving
  • Captioning in Re:View
  •  Student Submissions
  • Quizzes

However the timings of these sessions are still to be confirmed, and this is where we need your input. The following survey will allow you to select the timings you are available, and the topics you would like to attend. Multiple options can be selected if you are free for the entire duration of the day, or should you only have a spare hour, you can select the topic you would most like to see covered. Sessions will be confirmed based upon popularity, and we will attempt to run all sessions at least once (depending on popularity), with a duplicate allocation of the most popular topic. Please complete your selections here, and the survey will close on Wednesday 17th May at 5pm:

For example, if you want to see "Basic recording using the desktop recorder" and "Captioning in Re:View", covered on the day, however only have between 12-2pm free, select "Not Interested" for the other sessions, and select your availability between 12:00-12:45, and 13:00-13:45 on both the selected topics.

Once confirmed, a follow up post will be made confirming the time slots allocated to each session, and the planned schedule for the visit.



TurningPoint Lunch and Learn - Reflection

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📥  Event Review


On Friday 5th May, Robin Smyth from Turning Technologies visited the University to discuss the features of version 8 of TurningPoint Responseware, including numerous novel methods of promoting student participation while providing a mechanism for monitoring and reporting the progress of student learning.

The Session:

The session began with the audience asked to access the Responseware web address, or access the group via the Smart device application. The audience were then actively engaged in a demonstration of some of the key features that TurningPoint Responseware had to offer, and were to take the role of students participating, as they would in a teaching environment. Features discussed included non-competitive rankings and infographics to represent results, alongside competitive functions, including "team allocation" - allowing audience members to choose a team (in this instance Batman or Superman) to play for, "fastest responders" - giving scoring of the fastest correct responders to a question, and "most valuable players" - to show the most correct and efficient responders on each team. Different and visually appealing graphs and scoreboards were highlighted to give real time monitoring of team scores.



New features specific to TurningPoint version 8, due to be implemented across the University over the summer of 2017, were also highlighted, offering staff members the opportunity to increase awareness of the functionality ahead of the new academic year. These features included the use of Word Clouds - offering an infographic representation of keywords from responses, as well as bug fixes and general enhancements to smoothness in implementation.

The session broke for lunch where audience members had opportunities to sit down with a sandwich and coffee and discuss their personal experience in groups, as well as difficulties they had faced. This sparked discussion for the post-lunch Q&A session, and Robin fielded questions from several members about their experience using the software/hardware.

During the second part of the session, Robin further demonstrated the different techniques of implementing TurningPoint, via Powerpoint, Anywhere and Self-Paced Polling. Powerpoint Polling, the most popular style, allowed the embedding of polling questions into tradition Powerpoint slides, while Anywhere polling facilitates spontaneous and non-powerpoint based implementation (albeit the spontaneity comes at a cost of style). Self-paced polling was something the group seemed to be less aware of, with this feature allowing asynchronous administration of questions for a group. For example, setting questions with a 24 hour period to complete, and once this period is done, the poll will close and responses recorded.

The audience had opportunity to field any final questions, and the session finished promptly at 1:30pm.


The Audience:

The audience contained an array of different faculty staff members, from Computer Science to the School of Management, with opportunity to discuss their experiences in using the software in teaching and support. A pleasing observation was the different stages in the polling software lifecycle in regards to implementation across the audience members, with some new to the concept of interactive polling and investigating methods of incorporation in their teaching, while other "veterans" of the polling system usage seeking ways to clarify feature capability and gain understanding of the new system improvements. All audience members were able to offer a diverse insight into their experience and the possibilities present within their faculty.

The size of the group was near perfect, providing an environment where members were comfortable interacting and offering their experiences, answering each other's questions and interacted fluidly with both Robin and their fellow colleagues.

Next Steps and Support:

Should you wish to implement TurningPoint Responseware within your teaching, or are looking for clarification as to how to accomplish something - or even whether something is possible - there are a variety of different options for you to get the help you need.

Webinars are held often on a weekly basis on a variety of subjects, including the aforementioned Self-Paced Polling, Anywhere Polling and Powerpoint Polling, involving instructional methods to implement each of these with most impact. To access them, you will need to Click Here and select "Register" next to one you are able to attend. Once you attend the webinar, the video training will be sent to you to keep for reference.

Contact TurningTechnologies directly:
Robin suggested the best method of contact was via himself directly, either via email, at, or via telephone, on 028 9008 0182. This would allow him to answer any questions directly, and help with implementation issues while on the phone.

Other staff members:
Based upon the turn out for the session, it was clear that TurningPoint is used across a diverse range of faculties across the University. Should you know of anyone in your department using this technology, it may be as easy to ask them for help and advice in utilising this useful tool.





TurningPoint Interactive Polling - Free Lunch and Learn Event

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📥  LITEbox Event


Turning Technologies will be visiting the University of Bath to showcase the most up-to-date version of TurningPoint in a "Lunch and Learn" event:

Date: 5th May 2017
Location: CB 5.12 (to move into CB 5.13 later)
Time: 12:00-13:30

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TurningPoint is a powerful polling solution to implement in teaching, assessment and data collection. The TurningPoint devices are easy-to-use while the dashboard offers one, simple interface for instant management of polling, content, participants, sessions and reports. This software is available to install and use in both online and offline capabilities.

This lunch event is your chance to increase product knowledge, network with peers and see how others are using response technology. Discover how Turning Technologies’ polling software can be used as a true pedagogical tool.

The event will begin with a talk from Robin Smyth, who will discuss the key features of the TurningPoint device and software in an academic setting, including in-depth demonstration. Following this, the group will break for a free lunch provided by Turning Technologies. It will then reconvene for an interactive training option, followed by the opportunity to ask Robin key questions related to the polling device solution.

To view a more in depth schedule of the event - Click Here
To register - Click Here



LITEbox Event - Get the most out of BoB

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📥  LITEbox Event


BoB is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search their extensive archive.

There are over 2 million broadcasts available in BoB (and this number is growing every day) meaning the cost of each broadcast is less than 0.003p. Increased student usage is also helping achieve positive responses to question 19 of the National Student Survey: ‘the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported my learning well.’

BoB has recently undergone a significant facelift, with an array of new features to make the system more beneficial to users. Learning on Screen want to help all our members get the most out of the upgraded BoB system, so are offering University staff an on-site demonstration of the resource and all its new capabilities.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: 11th May 2017
Location: CB 4.10
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Register for the event here



MCQs and Deep Learning Workshop: A Possible Fix?

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📥  Linked Event, LITEbox Event

Since the rise of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) as forms of assessment, the pros and cons of utilising this tool have been discussed in regards to effective student learning. The LITEbox team is delighted to be hosting a workshop, with two of the UK's leading figures in the field of assessment through MCQs, on Tuesday 9 May 2017 starting at 1.45 pm until 4.00 pm in 3 East 2.1.

Register here for this workshop

It is widely agreed that MCQs reduce marking time, making it an ideal strategy for large cohorts of students, however the potential superficial manner of learning combined with time investment to populate the questionnaires, can make this effort seem less worthwhile.

Prof Anthony Gardner-Medwin (University College London, Physiology) and Dr Steve Draper (University of Glasgow, Psychology), two of the leading figures in the field of assessment through MCQs in the UK, will join us to discuss what features make a multiple choice quiz effective, and if there are particular ways of designing MCQs to test/enhance deeper learning, without compromising the students’ experience. In particular, Prof Gardner-Medwin’s talk will focus on the advantages of MCQs with Certainty-Based Marking, predominantly in relation to summative assessment; while Dr Draper’s talk will focus on the advantages of Peer-Wise (student-authoring) MCQs, in relation to formative assessment and deep learning.

This workshop is being run as part of the LITEbox initiative and arises from a project funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching Development Fund. This project is exploring the wider role that new and existing technologies can play in supporting teaching and learning techniques in the classroom that enable students to engage with the public and other communities.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 13:45 – 16:00 (including refreshments on arrival and a 30 minute Q&A session)
Location: 3 East 2.1

Sign up for the workshop
Find out more about the event (PDF)