I want to…
Connect with my students
vUWS – Your central system to send announcements about the unit; invite students to respond to issues in the news or debate perspectives; encourage students to reflect on their learning, and build a community of learners.
(Discussion board, Announcements, Messages, Email, Journals)
Zoom – The University’s video-conferencing solution available on a range of devices. Host and record online meetings, share files or your screen, create breakout rooms and foster collaboration.
Capture my lecture
Western One Stop Studio (WOS) – WOS Studios enable staff to create great video pods, fast. You’ll only need yourself and a PowerPoint file to make quality, concise and engaging video presentations. WOS Studios are available to staff across the Western Sydney University campus network. Find a studio, resources and more at the Western Sydney University website.
OERs – Communities where you can use, create, share and contribute to collections of material and exercises freely available to the world. (Creative Commons, Coursera, Khan Academy, The University Library, Merlot, MIT Open Courseware and OER Commons)
You might also create resources for your unit that rely on specific software or online tools and apps. When choosing tools opt for free tools that can be easily accessed by students.
Do adaptive release
The University also provides all staff and students with access to Lynda.com training videos covering a multitude of applications, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Captivate, apps etc. Staff can log in using the Lynda.com Organisation Portal.