TEL Tools & Software

Your new look DLE

The Moodle upgrade is now confirmed for Wednesday 25th July 2018 between 06:00 – 09:00. During this period, the Moodle element of the DLE will be unavailable for the essential upgrade to version 3.5. The upgrade will see significant improvements to the…

Webinar update

Skype for Business is now Technology and Information Services’ (TIS) preferred tool for webinars. Skype for Business can transmit audio, webcam video, a screen presentation such as PowerPoint, and interactive elements, such as a poll. The software is suitable for…

PebblePad online course

ASTI is now pleased to be able to offer an online course for any staff interested in learning more about PebblePad: ‘Skimming the Surface – An Introduction to PebblePad’ is a self-directed course, and takes only a couple of hours to…

H5P activity in Moodle

What is H5P? H5P is an activity in Moodle which enables you to quickly create rich and interactive content for your courses. It offers a wide range of different content types which you can use to enhance your course. Some…

Top 10 ideas for using TurningPoint

TurningPoint interactive polling software allows you to interact with learners and identify their understanding, but that’s just touching the surface of what it can do. Here are some great tips for thinking outside the box to get the most out…

Lesson activity in Moodle

What is it? A Lesson is an activity in Moodle. Lessons are a series of pages that link together, they can include content pages as well as question and answer pages. In the simplest form, learners can click the ‘continue’…

Workshop activity in Moodle

Workshop – Peer Assessment Tool in Moodle The Workshop activity in Moodle is a powerful tool which allows both self-assessment and peer assessment on an electronic submission of work. Students submit their work and receive two grades: one for their…

Group choice activity in Moodle

What is the group choice activity? The group choice activity allows students to enrol themselves in a group within a Moodle course. The tutor can choose the groups offered, and the maximum number of students allowed in each group. The…