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About the Digital Learning Service

About the Digital Learning Service


Office hours

Our team is available to support you 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday, except bank and University holidays.

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About the Digital Learning Service

During the Coronavirus outbreak, our Digital Learning Service will still be available but will be delivering support from off campus. The team aim to reply to you within one working day.

The team can help you with the following systems and their associated mobile apps:

MyBeckett is the University Portal and Virtual learning Environment (VLE)

  • Module design, tools and management
  • Student engagement in modules and course groups
  • Assessment and feedback

Turnitin an online submission, text matching and feedback tool

  • Assignment creation
  • Marking and feedback

PebblePad - a personal learning space supporting learning development

  • ePortfolios
  • ATLAS (Active Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Training and guides

MyBeckett and Digital Learning staff training events are available to book via Eventbrite. Topics range from getting started with MyBeckett (the University's virtual learning environment and portal) to the use of integrated assessment tools such as Turnitin and PebblePad.

We also offer bespoke sessions for groups of colleagues, where following an initial discussion to scope out your requirements we would design and deliver an appropriate session to your nominated delegates. If you are interested in a bespoke session, please get in touch.
 
If you're unable to attend our scheduled training events, you can self-enrol on training modules via the Training tab in MyBeckett. How-to guides are available on the Teaching and Learning Resources website.

Getting to know our Advisors

Our Advisors will usually be the first point of contact for staff members contacting the Digital Learning Service. They are also involved in delivering staff training events, project work, system maintenance / enhancement, and the creation of how-to guides.

  • Suzanne Halkyard (Digital Learning Advisor)
  • Alex Pritchard (Senior Digital Learning Advisor)
  • Andrew Key (Senior Digital Learning Advisor)
  • Claire Ryan (Senior Digital Learning Advisor)

Getting to know our Learning Technologists

Our Learning Technologists work on projects and staff training / development to support the effective use of MyBeckett and digital tools in learning and teaching.

  • Bob Croft (Learning Technologist)
  • Jack Gilbert (Learning Technologist)
  • Jon Maber (Learning Technologist)
  • Malcolm Hawkins (Learning Technologist)
  • Mandy Barrow (Learning Technologist)
  • Tony Bilny (Learning Technologist)

More information

The Digital Learning Service is managed by Rianne MacArthur and is part of Technologies for Learning within Libraries and Learning Innovation. We work closely with the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), Distance Learning Unit (DLU) and IT Services (ITS). 

We offer Schools / Course Teams a consultation involving collaborative academic and technical discussion, tailored training workshops, supporting School five year plan objectives. We also work on projects that aim to support the University's strategic plan and education strategy, particularly enhancing the student experience / satisfaction and building a community of great people.


Page last updated: 23/10/2020

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