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Microsoft Teams: the Roadshow

We recently visited the University of Nottingham to attend one of the Microsoft Teams roadshow events. As a team, we already use Microsoft Teams daily for communication, collaboration, and planning our time, and we’ve been helping some teaching staff in the School to start using it with students, but we were intrigued to find out more about what this new tool has to offer higher education in terms of learning and teaching.  What is it?  Microsoft Teams is one of many collaborative […]

Collaborative Student workspaces using OneNote Class Notebooks

Are you looking for online tools for student collaboration and engagement that can provide Wiki-style functionality and peer-to-peer support? Then using Microsoft OneNote could be for you. It is a fantastic tool with a host of functionality, a shared storage space and collaborative working features. Being very intuitive, my students just ran with it and are using it in very […]

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Language learning with powerful Learning Tools from Microsoft

Immersive reader can be used to support language learning and is available in some of the most popular Office 365 tools, including Word Online, Outlook, OneNote and Teams. Whilst this post focuses on the tool for language learning, Immersive reader offers solutions which can benefit many students, including students with learning differences such as dyslexia, students developing academic English language […]

Managing Student Meetings with Office 365 Bookings

Do you want to allow students to arrange a tutorial with you or members of your team? Then Office 365 Bookings could be a solution for you. Microsoft’s Office 365 Bookings is an online tool available to NTU Staff, as part of the Office 365 suite of tools (you can request Bookings from IS if it isn’t available). It works […]

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Threshold Concept Videos in American Specialisms – an update

Outcomes This project successfully enabled academic staff to produce their own threshold concept videos for use by students on the final year English Module, American Specialisms. This module is split in to two halves – American Regionalism with Stephanie Palmer and American Nuclear Literature with Daniel Cordle. They each created a video to introduce  their section of the module – Introduction to Local […]

Office Mix

Office Mix is evolving

Office Mix is a popular tool amongst staff in Arts & Humanities, and recently featured in our 12 Apps of Christmas series here on the LTSU blog. As NTU staff, you may have had an email recently about the end of Office Mix.Mix as we know it is retiring on 1 May, but we will soon be able to make […]

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Raising Student Understanding, with Threshold Concept Videos in American Specialisms – a Digital Partners Project

A Digital Partners Action Research Project Aims This project involves the production of a series of short (2-3 minute) threshold concept videos for the final year English Module, American Specialisms, over the course of the 2017/18 academic year. This module is split into two halves, each with multiple sections – American Regionalism with Stephanie Palmer and American Nuclear Literature Daniel Cordle.If […]

Supporting Collaborative Team Working – a Digital Partners Project

A Digital Partners Action Research Project Aims The Academic English for NBS team was looking to work together more collaboratively.  The busy Team provides English Support to a large number of International and EU students on a diverse range of courses across the Nottingham Business School at NTU. With an increasing number of students to support, new staff and a […]

LTSU Recommends: 20/10/17

Events We took a look at what’s going on around the University next week to see which might be of particular interest for Arts & Humanities staff. There are two training events being run by Organisational Development this week. Creating interactive resources with Office Mix Tuesday 24 October 2017 (10 am – 12 pm) Some staff in Arts & Humanities […]

Need to create a quick survey? Time to discover Forms.

Forms is a quick tool which lets you ask simple questions, with responses showing in real-time and clear results.It takes just moments to create questions, and you can share your survey with NTU staff and students, or make your form available to whoever you choose outside the University.

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