Latest posts from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit blog

    2020/21 External Speakers and Resources

    As part of this year’s CPD programme, we hosted a number of external speakers who provided us with new perspectives and unique expertise in various aspects of learning and teaching. In preparation for the upcoming year, we would like to … Continue reading

    Course Copy 2021-2022

    Every year, the E-learning Group create new modules in Blackboard ready for next year’s teaching. For the academic year 2021/22 departments decided internally  whether modules would be blank or have content copied over. Modules for 2021-2022 will be available from … Continue reading

    Improving accessibility – lessons learnt from a blended approach  

    Over the course of the conference, we had a wide range of presentations. A theme which emerged for me was the way in which the use of a blended learning approached offered increased accessibility specifically by tailoring module content which suited the needs of students. At Aberystwyth University, we … Continue reading

    Interactive Blackboard Tools Case Studies – Tests

    The second case study on using interactive Blackboard tools showcases effective use of tests for summative and formative assessment by Dr Ruth Wonfor from IBERS. What tool do you use and how? I use Blackboard tests for either formative or … Continue reading

    Exemplary Course Award Winners at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    It was great to see so many faces at this year’s virtual Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. One of the highlights for me was to be able to celebrate our 5 Exemplary Course Award Winners. Since the start of the … Continue reading

    Students as digital producers

    Professor Rafe Hallett from Keele University has recently delivered a fascinating keynote talk exploring the idea of students as digital producers. The presentation encouraged educators to explore which modes of co-creation are already inhabited by their students and enable them … Continue reading

    Annual Learning & Teaching Conference 2021 recordings and resources now available!

    That’s a wrap! with over three and half days of back-to-back presentations given by over 40 presenters and over 150 delegates in attendance. We at the LTEU want to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved and … Continue reading

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 7/7/2021

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on … Continue reading

    Updates to Vevox

    One of the benefits to having a subscription to a dedicated Polling Tool is receiving regular updates. Vevox is the University’s dedicated Polling Tool. You can use it to add interactivity to your teaching sessions as well as your meetings. … Continue reading

    My placement with the LTEU as a Conference Support and Impact Officer

    Hi all, I’m Hector, a first-year undergraduate student at Aberystwyth University studying International Politics and Climate Change. I’m excited to be joining the LTEU team for the next three-weeks for the Annual Teaching Conference 2021. Prior to beginning my degree … Continue reading