New tool for collaborative learning

A new digital education tool to improve collaborative learning has been implemented ahead of the start of the academic year.

A new digital education tool is being made available to colleagues across the University

Lecture capture July 2019

Padlet is an online platform that enables users to create individual pin boards and bulletin boards and to collaborate using a broad range of functionality, including live discussion and brainstorming areas, question boards, assembly of work and personal collections.

It has already been used extensively by services and faculties across the University, and is valued by staff and students to support teaching and learning. One example saw the Public Engagement team share content via Padlet during #BeCuriousGoesVirtual held earlier this year.

The institutional licence is available for the 2020/21 academic year, and will enable ‘padlets’ to be shared by students and teachers or embedded in Minerva module content, supporting discussion and editing in real time.

Access Padlet now (clicking on ‘Log in with Microsoft’ from this link) and visit the IT Knowledge Base for guidance on how to use the tool and how to create, share and post on it.

Digital developments

Padlet is a valuable addition to the collection of digital education tools and systems available to colleagues to support teaching and learning activities, including Top Hat, Gradescope, Collaborate Ultra, Blackboard Ally, Minerva, Turnitin, Mediasite, Office 365 and LinkedIn Learning.

And we recently relaunched the Digital Practice Website to make it easier to navigate, with new content added to provide academic and support staff with quick access to the digital teaching and learning resources, assistance and advice they need.

New tool for collaborative learning. July 2020

The relaunched Digital Practice website provides ‘quick to access’ support for digital teaching and learning needs

Further information

Please contact Ellie Dunn in the Digital Education Service if you have any queries regarding the implementation of Padlet at Leeds.

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