Digital education: resources and useful links
A summary of various resources from UCL and external sources to inspire and support you in providing multimedia and online education.
1 August 2019
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Main toolkit: Digital education: getting started at UCL
Platforms and tools
The UCL Wiki allows staff and students to co-create and edit web pages. It also contains lots of information about e-learning support for students.
MyPortfolio is a personal learning platform that enables students to blog, create a CV and connect with other students and staff in discussion forums.
UCL Refect is a blogging service for students and staff to use for teaching and learning.
Box of Broadcasts is an off-air TV and radio resource to which UCL subscribes. Students and staff can view or listen to programmes, make clips and playlists, and share with others.
MediaCentral is UCL’s platform for uploading and sharing video and audio. Staff and students can embed the content in web pages and Moodle and share it through social media.
Lecturecast, a system for recording lectures and making them available online. Lecturecast gives students 24-hour access to the taught components of their courses. It also gives you an insight into how different parts of your lectures were received, by showing which sections were watched the most. You can also upload your own media, such as screencasts.
ReadingLists@UCL - create an online reading list for your modules.
My Feedback report. Get your students to submit their work online through Moodle - you, your student, and their personal tutor, can then view all their feedback in one place.
UCL has a licence for LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com), which contains thousands of online courses in digital technologies.
Arrange an Arena Blended Connected (ABC) Curriculum design workshop to get ideas on how to include digital elements in your module design. There is more in the guide: Module design using ‘ABC’ curriculum design.
See online courses for a selection of available training such as:
- Digital skills (for staff and students)
- Arena Digital course
- Accessible teaching practices
Support, guidance and inspiration
UCL E-Learning Wiki is a good first port of call to see the range of digital education technologies available at UCL, and learn how to use them.
UCL E-Learning Baseline for guidance, quality standards and to get more ideas on how to enhance online learning.
Digital Media Service The team can support you by providing design, photographic, digitisation and video production for use in teaching and learning at competitive rates.
Library services UCL Libraries offer a wide range of services to support your teaching activities. Dedicated subject specialists are the first point of contact for departmental and faculty staff.
Library copyright advice Copyright plays a vital role in the use of materials to support teaching and learning. You must consider copyright issues before reusing other people’s material in the classroom or within Moodle.
Open Educational Resources (OER) Open educational resources (OER) can be anything from complete courses to recorded lectures, essay questions, discussion topics or reading lists.
UCL Technology Society offers students the chance to produce digital resources through workshops, classes and hackathons.
Academic Manual brings together all the academic regulations, policies and procedures applicable to all UCL taught and research students. It should be read alongside local regulations and the Scheme of Award for each programme, available from programme and departmental websites and Moodle pages.
Connected Curriculum - our framework for research-based education at UCL. Explore the six dimensions and get tips and advice on how to further enhance your programmes of study.
Developing short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) - a wealth of resources and support for staff who are developing a variety of short courses for external audiences that provide professional or personal development.
Liberating the Curriculum - a UCL initiative to challenge traditional Eurocentric, male dominated curricula and to ensure the work of marginalised scholars on race, sexuality, gender and disability are fairly represented in curricula.
External information and sources
This guide has been produced by the UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education. You are welcome to use this guide if you are from another educational facility, but you must credit the UCL Arena Centre.