A Drag and Drop Quiz intends to encourage students to identify, match and recall main concepts in a course. Drag and drop quizzes can be offered as a variation to multiple choice or true/false questions.
The Mobile Reading Challenge encourages students to read the weekly readings and announcements in Blackboard Mobile Learning which can be downloaded onto devices running iOS 6+ operating systems (smartphone or tablet) for free from the Apple Store.
This activity is intended for staff to develop a metaphorical course map to orientate students in a course. The metaphorical course map can structure the thinking of the various themes in a course and helps students connect the themes to their learning.
Open Educational Resources (OER) Videos are useful for learning, teaching and research. OER videos have an open license for reuse under Creative Commons and can be accessed through the Library Learning Repository.
Onboarding Exercise Quiz is an individual orientation activity. It provides students with course information. And lecturers gain a good idea of the “profile” of their cohort.
Peer Motivation Through Content Curation encourages students to find and analyse information, organize it, share it with each other. Students learn from each other through social interaction around content. The curation can be viewed via a browser or a mobile app and alerts of new content are made via email.
Annotated Resources provide students with the opportunity to reflect on readings and presentations. The readings and presentations as primary documents can be annotated, in multimedia resources, by adding text, voice or video comments. Voicethread (refer to Resources/Technology) allows annotation in documents and presentations by lecturers and students.
Concept Maps for Revision is intended to sketch course key concepts. The process enables the organisation and representation of information to improve knowledge acquisition and understanding of key concepts and their relationships in a course. The mapping offers an alternative way of providing student revision.
The Essay Checklist intends to support students in structuring and submitting a well prepared essay.
The Start where they are activity engages and motivates students by using popular culture artefacts. The artefacts are selected and connected to information and knowledge from a course. This activity provides examples and tips on finding and using resources.