University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

The University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning blog offers opinion pieces, app reviews and event reports relating to the effective and pedagogically sound use of technology to enhance teaching and learning and the quality of the student learning experience. Contributions are drawn from across the institution and across the higher education sector to offer a range of perspectives and ensure that the blog is both inward facing and outward looking.

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Posts by University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

H5P: a tool to extend interactivity in Canvas

In January 2020 the Digital Practice Awards were announced with several projects given funding to trial an innovative digital approach to teaching at Sussex. One […]

Tools and apps for active learning

This post will look at some digital tools that could be used for activities such as peer learning and applying knowledge. We are also keen […]

Using Zoom for teaching

Since its introduction early last year, Zoom video conferencing has been vital for teaching at the University of Sussex. As much teaching will continue to […]

Multimedia Creative Commons

Whilst we all want to use engaging multimedia within our teaching it’s always good to be aware of copyright on such media. How can we […]

Portfolio use in teaching: initial steps in developing support for tutors

By Dr. Sarah Watson & Dr. Paolo Oprandi By the time that students have graduated from university, they will have completed a number of modules […]

Peer Learning with Canvas

Peer learning is a term that covers a broad spectrum of activities in which students work together to further their learning, from peer teaching, to […]

Top tips for large and small group (online) teaching

This post aims to provide some quick tips and tricks to help improve student engagement during online teaching sessions. We understand that group sizes mean […]

Encouraging engagement in breakout room activities

Zoom breakout rooms can be a great way of facilitating interaction between students during online teaching sessions. They can be particularly useful when teaching large […]

Free images to use in presentations and Canvas

Images can add so much to a presentation or a Canvas site, to illustrate a point, supplement your words or grab viewers’ attention. But where […]

The Great Firewall of China: restricted access to commonly used websites and resources

In the current climate of travel restrictions, shielding and limits to student numbers on campus, the student body is much more dispersed than in previous […]

Online Group Presentations

Student presentations are beneficial to student learning. For example: They engage students in the learning material and encourage them to be active in learning the topic […]

Co-created marking criteria

Over this summer the University of Sussex Business School embarked on a project to co-create new marking criteria for assessments within their courses. This project […]

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