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eLearning and eResearch Road Show

eLearning and eResearch are ‘on the road’ – we’re off to the Central Library with one of our 3D printers and a set of iPads in tow. Our eLearning and eResearch consultants will be talking about 3D printers and examples of how they’re used for the first 15 minutes – afterwards the floor is yours. Bring your questions about getting your course ready for Semester 2 or just come along and check out our iPad class sets or the 3D printer in action.

We’ll have two eLearning and eResearch Consultants answering questions about the services on offer:
•    3D printing
•    eLearning and eResearch consultancy
•    File and data storage options including – Syncplicity and high-capacity storage
•    Blackboard
•    Surveys
•    Otago Blogs
•    Otago Podcasts
•    Otago Capture (lecture recording system)
•    Otago Wikis
•    UniTube
•    iPad class sets

When: 1-2pm, Thursday 30 June
Where: CEN1, Central Library

Introduction to University Teaching

Every year the Higher Education Development Centre holds a day for staff new to University teaching (they may be new to the University, or just new to teaching).   If you’re a new staff member, welcome!

During the day eLearning will present an overview session on the services that we provide to support teaching.  As we now provide a growing list of services, it’s not practical to go through each in detail in the time we have available, so we hope to provide a jumping-off point.  A couple of key resources to refer to are the two “Toolboxes” – online resources which allow you to find out more information about teaching and research services:

In response to some questions during the session, here are a couple of additional resources:

Some of the services that I’ll mention in the session also have information on this blog – have a look in the menu to find an overview of our LMS (Blackboard), Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Lecture Recording, iPad Loans, and Unitube.

I’ll also be talking about something quite new – 3D Printing.  This hasn’t (yet) been included in the eLearning or eResearch Toolboxes.  However, you can explore the resources on this blog, or have a look at the following links which I may mention at the session:

Q & A Session – Blackboard’s Grade Centre

The Q&A sessions are back! On Wednesday 9th of September we will be in St Davids Seminar Room 2  from 1pm to 3pm to answer all your questions regarding:

  • Blackboard
  • Otago Blogs and Podcasts
  • iPad Loans
  • Otago Capture Lecture Recording
  • Otago Connect Web Conferencing
  • Unitube
  • Wikis
  • Zoom Web Conferencing

Plus a quick presentation on getting the most out of the Blackboard grade centre. Feel free to pop in and have a chat.

If you can’t make it physically, why not join us in our Zoom Meeting Room at the same time by visiting