Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement (LIDE)
LIDE – team helps academic colleagues and students make use of technology for learning purposes. LIDE underpins the use of the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), leads the development of technology-driven teaching approaches in physical classrooms, and helps drive forward digital capability development for all.
To be more specific, LIDE provides training and support for:
Blackboard Ultra – our Virtual Learning Environment, including the effective delivery of course content, design of assessment methods, creation of rubrics, etc.
Panopto for lecture capture, lecture recordings and video presentations.
Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate for live lectures and tutorials.
Classroom technologies, such as wireless display and interactive touch screen.
Padlet an online virtual bulletin board.
Poll Everywhere an online system for polling and quizzes.
LIDE also provides training on a range of commonly used software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite). Most of the training to students is provided through online means and is often linked either to external accreditation or the award of Westminster Digital Badges.
This Blog site provides information that will help both staff and students to make the most out of the university’s virtual learning environment and other educational technologies. If you do not find the information that you require or need help with any of these technologies, please contact us.
Remember to bookmark this site for future reference: https://blog.westminster.ac.uk/blackboardhelp/