Category Archives: Collaboration tools

Suggestions to help prepare for using online breakout rooms as learning activities

Groupwork is a valuable part of a student’s experience as it gives them the opportunity to work with peers and develop more confident teamwork and communication skills (amongst many other skills). In the classroom this activity can take place by … Continue reading

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Getting started on Zoom and some tips on using it for teaching

For many Zoom video conferencing has been the go to tool for online meetings. Users using the free version have a 40 minute window. The Pro version allows you to sign in using your work credentials (user name and password).  … Continue reading

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Guest post 2: A Remote Learning Guide written by Students for Students: How to ensure your remote learning experience is effective, supportive and fun. #shuSMASH

This is a second guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones, Gagan Warinch and Eimantus Lukocius. We are final year students at Sheffield Hallam University. Intro The way students learn remotely is becoming more … Continue reading

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Guest post: A student toolkit to help you tackle remote learning written by students for students

Introduction This is a guest post written for students by students Matty Trueman, Kai Ackroyd, Curtis Alexis-Jones and Gagan Warinch to highlight the free collaboration tools available and how they can support remote learning. We are final year students at … Continue reading

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Student guest post: 8 ways students and staff can engage in remote collaboration

A guest blog post from Sheffield Hallam University Business and Technology students working within the SMASH team. A student partnership group researching Social Media for Academic Studies at Hallam. As we enter into the second semester of university (or the … Continue reading

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A virtual presentation at #BETT2017 in a 3D Lecture Theatre using @mirradorltd’s ALiS Online #ALiSOnline

This post shares the presentation I gave virtually at #BETT2017. The topic was ‘Using social media for learning and teaching’. Below you can view a recording of this presentation and experience the fantastic virtual space it took place in. The … Continue reading

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A social and collaborative approach to annotation: @hypothes_is

Hypothes.is is a free social annotation tool which allows users to discuss, collaborate, organise your research, or take personal notes. Annotating can be public and open to anyone, confined to small groups or used by individuals. What does the Hypothes.is software do? The … Continue reading

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Take a look at using Diigo the social bookmarking tool you can access anywhere

Diigo helps you to build your own personal library of resources that is saved in the cloud. This means it is accessible from any device wherever you are. With one click you can also share any of your saved resources … Continue reading

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