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

Effective pedagogy for students with Specific Learning Difficulties

This is a guest post by Dr Lara Montesinos Coleman (School of Global Studies). Teaching staff in most schools and universities tend to have limited awareness […]

Facilitating discussion and collaborative note-making in lectures through a backchannel

What is a backchannel? The ‘backchannel’ is a term coined by Victor Yngve, Professor of Linguistics (1970) to acknowledge subtle and informal responses from a […]

Padlet Backpack for staff and students

Users of Padlet will be aware that the popular tool underwent some changes in April which introduced limits on a free account. As many University […]

Canvas Know-how 5: Customising your home page

In your Canvas modules it is possible to choose which view you would like to set as the home page. There are a number of […]

Reflections on an Erasmus visit to Sussex TEL

My name is Claire Fennell and I am a Senior Instructional Designer from University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. I recently visited the TEL Sussex […]

Canvas news: 18/19 modules now available to teaching staff

We are pleased to announce that new module sites for the 2018-19 academic year are now available within Canvas for all staff registered as a […]

What makes a good Technology Enhanced Learning blog post?

Here in Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Sussex we have been blogging for 4 years. In that time we have picked up a […]

5 ways to make online discussions work in your teaching

Have you ever tried to complement your teaching with an online discussion and found that the student engagement is sporadic or non-existent? If you have […]

Canvas Know-how 4: Creating a Glossary in Canvas

Whilst Canvas provides a variety of new opportunities that weren’t available in Study Direct, there are a couple of resource types that don’t have a […]

Canvas highlights 8: Embedded Reading Lists

As part of the ongoing work to integrate core University resources with Canvas, we’re really delighted that the Talis Aspire reading lists are now fully […]

Canvas Know-how 3: Managing the Course Menu

One of the most significant differences between the structures of Study Direct and Canvas is an increased range of navigation options for students. In the […]

Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE – Podcast S02 E04

Sussex TEL: Teaching with Tech S02 E04 – Blending Classroom Teaching with Online Learning in your VLE with Claire Fennell In this episode, we talk to […]

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