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Blended Learning Examples

Please note the Faculty eLearning team has not necessarily supported/worked with academic colleagues for all the blended learning examples showcased here. The Faculty eLearning team is, however, able to support all activity shown here. See the list of services that relate to each example for what is involved and how we can help.

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  • Student discussion in class through response pads

    Student discussion in class through response pads

    Response pads (clickers) as devices to trigger student participation and peer discussion in class.

  • Pre-module diagnostic assessment

    Pre-module diagnostic assessment

    Diagnostic testing at the start of a course can be an effective way to gather information of students' level of knowledge.

  • Test banks for Formative Self-assessment and Feedback

    Test banks for Formative Self-assessment and Feedback

    Importing quizzes from external sources directly into a Blackboard course

  • Formative assessment for seminar preparation and independent study

    Formative assessment for seminar preparation and independent study

    Using eAssessment for face-to-face lectures and seminars

  • Virtual Keyboard for Languages

    Virtual Keyboard for Languages

    Interactive language assessment for Russian.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Virtual Keyboard" as a search term finds related resources.



  • Interactive Chinese Sentences

    Interactive Chinese Sentences

    Interactive drag-and-drop exercises for language learning

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Chinese" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Reflective Learning online

    Reflective Learning online

    Learning Journals and Reading Logs

  • Using a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to deliver lectures and provide feedback

    Using a Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote to deliver lectures and provide feedback

    Adam Ozanne uses a Tablet PC and Microsoft One Note to deliver lectures and provide feedback to a large first year course, ECON10061 'Introductory Mathematics'. This presentation given at the January 2013 Humanities showcase provides an update to his previous talk.
    Adam's 'Introductory Mathematics' course was also a highly commended entry in the 2012-13 Best on Blackboard competetion.

  • Surveying: Using a Level

    Surveying: Using a Level

    Interactive resources for effective teaching.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Surveying" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Jump Start Your Lectures

    Jump Start Your Lectures

    Dr Danielle Lyssimachou, from the Manchester Business School suggests using tests at the start of lectures to engage students.

  • Learning through assessment: peer assessment and negotiation of marks

    Learning through assessment: peer assessment and negotiation of marks

    Fiona Smyth from School of Environment and Development shows us a way to get students to understand marking using peer assessment and a mark negotiation process.

  • Online Portfolio Assessment

    Online Portfolio Assessment

    Middle Eastern Languages introduced online portfolio assessments within their Blackboard modules, alongside the customary end of year examination and in-class exercises.

  • Supporting students who create learning resources

    Supporting students who create learning resources

    This presentation describes the experience of supporting students on GERM20472, an 11 week module, in the development of their assessed interactive language resources.

  • Using Turnitin as a Teaching Device

    Using Turnitin as a Teaching Device

    This presentation illustrates how Turnitin can be used as a device to teach students about what plagiarism is and how they can avoid it. Other tips on working with students to improve referencing and citation will also be discussed.

  • How Your Department Can Switch Entirely to Online Essay Submission via Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark

    How Your Department Can Switch Entirely to Online Essay Submission via Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark

    Video presentation by Max Jones who describes the Department of History switch to online submission of ALL essays through Bb9 Turnitin/Grademark from September 2011.

  • Audiobook - a teaching idea

    Audiobook - a teaching idea

    This was a highly-commended entry (a TESS project) for the 2011-12 Best on Blackboard competition from Susana Lorenzo-Zamorano. The project involved final year Spanish language students in the creation of audiobooks (completely original short stories, with Hispanic content).

  • Train Yourself: Quiz questions to support Latin

    Train Yourself: Quiz questions to support Latin

    This TESS project dealt with the horrendous failure rates in CLAH 20171 and 30182 Intensive Latin. Progression to the more Advanced units was impeded. A large set of quiz questions were developed by Alison Sharrock and her team.

  • Reconstructing the Past: the importance of the Visual

    Reconstructing the Past: the importance of the Visual

    This ambitious TESS project for Archaeology modules involved numerous enhancements, including supported tutorials featuring two visualisations:
    * a prehistoric case study (an Iron Age chariot burial)
    * and a historic case study (a seventeenth century Hall).

  • One Source Plagiarism

    One Source Plagiarism

    This presentation was given at the January 2013 Humanities Showcase on the topical question of how to encourage good student writing practices without falling into plagiarism.

  • Greek Language Resources

    Greek Language Resources

    These interactive resources were created for the course ULGR10040 Beginner's Greek, which provides presentation and practice of Greek grammar.

    This resource has been uploaded to the Jorum national repository which contains free resources for teachers.
    Jorum can be searched for specific subject areas. Entering "Greek language" as a search term finds related resources.

  • Using MCQ to enhance student learning, engagement and feedback

    Using MCQ to enhance student learning, engagement and feedback

    The course director, Dr Liam Harte, provided formative feedback to students on a Level 2 English course, ENGL20492 Writing, Identity and Nation, using multiple-choice tests in Blackboard

  • Monitored Independent Language Learning in Large Cohorts

    Monitored Independent Language Learning in Large Cohorts

    Dr Catherine Franc and Ms Annie Morton describe their 2010/11 TESS project which involved building activities in Blackboard to help students engage with the basics of French language learning - grammar and phonetics - in a large class environment.


  • French Language and Life

    French Language and Life

    This course, FREN10210 French Language and Life 1, was a highly-commended entry from the 2013 Best on Blackboard competition from Annie Morton, Olivier Perez et al in Arts, Languages and cultures. This well-guided and supported course continued the good work of the previous TESS funded project (see this exemplar).

  • Innovation in on-line assessment and feedback

    Innovation in on-line assessment and feedback

    This presentation, given at the June 2013 Humanities Showcase by Annie Morton, demonstrates how Blackboard's test function was harnessed to engage students in the nitty-gritty of language learning both systematically and regularly.

  •  Maple TA piloting in the School of Social Sciences (Economics) 2012/13

    Maple TA piloting in the School of Social Sciences (Economics) 2012/13

    In 2012-13, Faculty retention funding funded the piloting within Economics (School of Social Sciences) of Maple TA, web-based software offering enhanced capabilities for assessing mathematical and statistical material.

  • eLearning enhancements to the 3rd year module SOCY30472, Theory and Method in Demography

    eLearning enhancements to the 3rd year module SOCY30472, Theory and Method in Demography

    TESS funding was sought by Mark Brown in 2009-10 to incorporate the following functions into Blackboard, including: submission of coursework; on-line assessments; on-line tutorials and course evaluation.

  • Using the Turnitin Mobile App

    Using the Turnitin Mobile App

    This presentation was given at the January 2014 Humanities Showcase by Professor Judith Zolkiewski and Andrew Gold from the eLearning team. They showed how to setup and install the Turnitin iPad app and they outlined the main benefits of using the app for offline marking.

  • Re-thinking Language Tuition with Blackboard's Voiceboard Feature

    Re-thinking Language Tuition with Blackboard's Voiceboard Feature

    In 2014/15 a number of Arabic language courses began using Blackboard's Voice Board feature to facilitate a range of speaking and listening exercises for undergraduate languages students. Nadia Abdelaal describes her work for the course MEST30160.

  • Piloting eFeedback on Handwritten Exams

    Piloting eFeedback on Handwritten Exams

    This presentation was given by Jon Shute at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase.

  • PAGeS: The 7 year itch or happily ever after?

    PAGeS: The 7 year itch or happily ever after?

    This presentation was given by Annie Morton (Languages) at the January 2015 Humanities Showcase, which examines the marriage of Peer Assisted Learning and Enquiry Based Learning methodologies.