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Learning Technologies at Aston University

The Teaching and Learning Community at Aston University provides tutorials, blog posts, troubleshooting tips and how to guides for the following technology

  • Adobe Presenter
    Convert PowerPoint presentations into engaging, media rich learning objects by adding narration, animations, interactivity, quizzes, and software simulations.
  • Aston Replay  
    You can record teaching sessions, or flip the classroom to record content to distribute to students in advance.
  • Blackboard
    A secure learning platform to allowing blended learning opportunities.
  • Blackboard Collaborate
    You can schedule synchronous virtual classroom and webinar sessions using a number of tools such as a virtual white board, screen sharing, web tours and polling. Participants can also communicate through text chat, with a microphone or web cam when permitted.
  • Module Reading Lists
    Use the software to add books, journal articles, individual chapters, videos, web links and more to your module reading list.
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is comprised of three interrelated tools; OriginalityCheck Text matching to assist plagiarism and collusion checks, GradeMark Apply grades and feedback (including audio) onto scripts online PeerMark Comprehensive peer assessment tool

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts, or BoB as it's commonly referred to, is a subscription service which allows you to 

  • Retrieve programmes broadcast in the last 30 days from over 60 TV and Radio channels
  • Record programmes scheduled to broadcast in the next 7 days
  • Create clips from programmes, which can be easily embedded into your modules
  • Create playlists which you can share with others

The BoB archive is a user created archive.  When someone retrieves or requests a programme it's automatically made available to all BoB users.  BoB is provided as a subscription service for UK Higher and Further Education institutes by the British University Film and Video Council (BUFVC) in collaboration with Bournemouth University.

HS Talks - The Business and Management Collection

HS Talks - The Business and Management Collection contains over 900 specially prepared, animated, online, video lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia...

  • View animated lecture slides, talks and cases studies
  • Play in your teaching sessions whether on-campus or online
  • Create clips which can easily be embedded in to your module on Blackboard or in presentation slides
  • Create a playlist which you can share with others
  • There are no restrictions and students can view in the UK and around the world

Share and Discover teaching materials

There are lots of open educational resources available that you can use to engage students with your lectures and source teaching materials


Open Educational Resources
  Copyright licences that enable resource sharing
  OER repository for UK Further and Higher Education