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Producing/sourcing high quality images

Examples of this Service:

Use images to stimulate, engage, inform and illustrate.
  • Supports tutors communicating complex ideas and concepts
  • Supports different learning styles
  • Using images relevant to a discipline can provide a more personalised and contextual experience for learners
  • Can contribute to attractive, well designed and professional pages in Blackboard or other resources such as Word documents/PowerPoint presentations
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ as the saying goes. Images are powerful tools to stimulate, engage, inform and illustrate. Using images skilfully within your teaching materials can enhance the student experience by sparking your student's imagination, helping them visual complex concepts and challenge their assumptions. See JISC Digital Media.

The eLearning team can

  • help you find existing resources online which are copyright free
  • support you addressing any copyright issues related to the use of images
  • advise and support you in image capture and processing so that you can use your own images in your materials
  • produce high quality images for you
  • support you combining images with sound, video, text to produce multi-media learning resoruces
The following is a suggested time commitment but this may differ depending on individual requirements.

  • 4-8 hours over several weeks which would include
    • An initial meeting to discuss your requirements, identify if you would like help source images, using your own images or developing new images
    • follow on meetings/communications to clarify what you need and support you developing appropriate skills/knowledge
    • Reviewing and feeding back on progress
    • A final meeting with us to review discuss the images sourced/produced and hand over the product, ensuring it is available to students

Please note this is just an example, we will work closely with you to develop a project where you are clear what support the eLearning team will provide and what your time commitment is.

All you need to do to request some support is to contact the eLearning team by emailing elearning@manchester.ac.uk, please give us as much information as possible about what you want to do, what courses you are working on and what students you are supporting.