TIPS Blog

The TIPS Blog is a collection of short articles written by colleagues, sharing examples of their teaching practice. Each article outlines a teaching intervention, explains the design rationale, evaluates impact and suggests how these could be used and adapted by others.

Anyone involved in teaching at the University can share their examples of practice, click below to learn how to submit an article to the TIPS Blog.

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Post Categories: Student Experience | Tools for Teaching | Developing Others | Design for Delivery

Working together with students, we organised co-curricular activities to enhance professional competencies and equip our students with the skills to stand out in the job market upon graduation. In the process we also built a strong sense of community.   What did you do, why did you do it? Multiple co-curricular activities (those that run parallel…
Kahoot and other quizzing software are powerful tools for assessment as they provide instant feedback, gameification, and the MCQ (multiple choice questions) and free typing questions can be modified to assess higher-order skills, as well as knowledge recall. In addition, the anonymity of these tools can allow evaluation of your teaching intervention. What did you…
In this article I reflect on my experience of co-creating marking criteria for summative group presentations with Year 0 students in a fully online [20/21] and flipped [21/22] learning environment. The process has been refined over these two academic years giving increasing control for the student. Students developed the matrix and then practiced their application…
In this article, I suggest supporting students through a variety of digital technologies to help achieve the main learning outcome of the module: application of key enterprise processes to the development of a new enterprise proposal.  To achieve this learning outcome, students were asked to generate a business idea that they could develop into a new enterprise proposal for…
This is an example of how to integrate a module fully into a hybrid or online setting using TopHat. Using TopHat, combined with Blackboard and MyMediasite, emphasised active learning and constant student engagement. During the semester, students watched over 200 days of videos and submitted over 100,000 answers to questions.  What did you do? Why did you do…
Due to Covid19 we have all used many more online, self-paced, learning materials over the past year. How do we ensure that the materials we use are relevant, accessible, and add value for students, and are not simply an overload of YouTube videos and similar materials?  The Rapid Review Tool gives a framework for academics to conduct rapid…
This article suggests a method for improving student engagement and criticality through generating paired peer feedback in breakout rooms.  What did you do? Why did you do it?    This activity made use of Flipgrid, a video recording software which is an office 365 app and available as an optional tab on Teams.  Prior to the live…
This video is about how to create pre-recorded audiovisual resources (podcasts and videos) for teaching.  I will explain the process for a recent guest podcast I created, and give some advice on how to manage the process, which will be widely applicable.  View the video in MSstream here. What did you do? Why did you…