Teaching and Learning Continuity FAQ Hub

This FAQ outlines the e-learning tools available to staff to provide teaching and learning continuity

Information Services guidance for working from home can be found in the FAQ here

Human Resources (HR) guidance for working from home can be found on the HR website here

We recommend staff and students use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers

Blackboard as a Learning Environment

What can I do?

How do I do it?

Familiarise yourself with Blackboard

See our Getting Started in Blackboard Guide

If you do not see all your modules see our FAQ on how Staff are enrolled on modules

See our Blackboard FAQs

Manage your learning content effectively

See our FAQ on uploading files and content to Blackboard

See our FAQ on managing your links and folders

See our Checklist on making your documents accessible

See our Teaching Tips

Use Announcements within Blackboard to communicate with the students on your module

See our FAQ on adding an announcement in Blackboard

Let your students know how to contact you by adding contact information to your profile

See our FAQ on adding Staff information to a Blackboard module

Use Blackboard tests and surveys for formative assessment

See our FAQ on Creating a test or survey in Blackboard

See our guidance on tests and surveys

See our Teaching Tips

Enable students to engage with yourself and each other via a discussion board

See our FAQ on adding a discussion board to your Blackboard module

See our guidance on discussion boards

See our Teaching Tips

Utilise blogs, wikis and journals for student reflection and collaboration

See our guidance on blogs

See our guidance on wikis

See our guidance on journals

See our Teaching Tips

E-submission

What can I do?

How do I do it?

Familiarise yourself with using Turnitin for E-submission

See our Quick Start Guide to Turnitin

See our Turnitin FAQs

Create Turnitin submission points for your students to submit their assignments to See our FAQ on creating a Turnitin submission point
Mark Turnitin submissions and provide feedback online See our FAQ on marking assignments in Turnitin

Lecture Recording

What can I do?

How do I do it?

Install Panopto on your own computer so you can make recordings from wherever you are working

See our FAQ on installing Panopto on your computer

Check your microphone is working See our FAQ on checking your microphone is picking up sound
Make a Panopto recording

See our FAQ on making a Panopto recording

See our FAQ on re-using recordings you have previously made

See our Teaching Tips

Add quizzes to your Panopto recording

See our FAQ on adding a quiz to your Panopto recording

See our Teaching Tips

Virtual Meetings

What can I do?

How do I do it?

Familiarise yourself with using Microsoft Teams for Virtual Meetings.

See our Microsoft Teams support materials

See our Teaching Tips for using Microsoft Teams

Install Microsoft Teams on your machine

See our FAQ on downloading Microsoft Teams

Arrange a meeting or virtual teaching session

See our guide on Online Meetings with Microsoft Teams

 

For further help and guidance please see the E-learning webpages and our Guides and Documents webpage

Contact for this page:
Information Services, Aberystwyth University, Hugh Owen Library, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Tel: 01970 62 2400 Email: is@aber.ac.uk