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The Engineering Ed Tech Lab work with our departments and teaching staff to analyse, plan, design, implement and evaluate across our teaching delivery.

When implemented well Ed Tech can have a host of benefits, including but not limited to:

We share best practice and proven tools and methodology to support the introduction of digitally enhanced teaching and learning. We also regularly evaluate and introduce emerging technologies and approaches and their application to learning and teaching. From brainstorming workshops to learning design plans, to video and digital animation production, our team of experts will help you redesign your teaching material to create the world-class teaching and learning experience.

The Faculty of Engineering view, in line with advice on Cloud apps e.g. Eventbrite, Zoom, Wufoo, Doodle, Slack is that only software supported by ICT should be used for delivery of teaching, except where additional functionality is required that cannot be delivered using the standard toolset. In this case, the Faculty Ed Tech team will provide advice in conjunction with ICT.


College guidance for designing and using virtual labs

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Teaching and learning tools

  • Blackboard - delivery of learning materials and activities asynchronously
  • Panopto - recording lectures, uploading video and embedding videos in Blackboard
  • Microsoft Teams - a communication and collaboration tool
  • Mentimeter - a live polling tool to gauge the opinions or knowledge of your audience
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Digital assessment tools

  • Blackboard assignments - an assessment tool to receive and mark student work
  • Blackboard tests/quizzes - an assessment tool to set a range of multiple choice-style questions on Blackboard
  • Möbius - a platform for creating and deploying online STEM courses including lessons, interactive learning activities, hands-on exercises and assessments
  • Panopto assignments - an assessment tool for receiving video assignment submissions (log in required)
  • Turnitin - an assessment and marking tool, including a text matching report to deter plagiarism
  • FeedbackFruits - a peer assessment collaboration tool which enables group peer assessment, peer to peer assessment and self-assessment to be carried out online.