Projects and funding

Our current projects are listed below, along with selected past projects. If you are running or thinking about running an e-learning project we'd love to hear about it. We can help with a range of things such as (resources permitting):

  • Project management, planning and evaluation
  • Advice on tools and techniques
  • Sustainability and relevant guidelines (both University-wide and national)
  • Support with implementation
  • Designing a pilot project
  • Finding and bidding for funding (more about funding)

The earlier you involve us the more help we can offer. Contact us on tel-help@bristol.ac.uk and we'll be in touch.

Active projects

Blackboard Upgrade 2015

Status: active

Info: Upgrade the core Blackboard software to add new features, enhance existing functionality and resolve issues with current version and provide a temporary replacement service.

Scale: University-wide

Runs until August 2015

Curriculum review and development (CRD)

Status: active

Info: Expert TEL input into new CRD process, reviewing use of TEL, and considering opportunities for enrichment and enhancement

Scale: In curriculum review and development pilot areas

Pilots until August 2015

e-marking trials

Status: active

Info: Trials of e-marking practices and e-submission workflows, including in large units with multiple markers. Exploring enriched and efficient feedback including through reusable comments, online rubrics and text annotations on desktops and tablets

Scale: In a number of Schools including Economics, Finance and Management, Humanities, and Modern Languages

Runs until August 2015

Lecture Capture in Social Science and Law using the Panopto System

Status: active

Info: using an externally-hosted service to make audio, computer screen, and (occasionally) video recordings from lectures available to students in a semi-automated way.

Current activity: Final recordings being made in Teaching Block 2 and then moving to a Read-only service August 2015.

Scale: Faculty of Social Sciences and Law only

Currently funded until August 2017

Maths and stats support

Status: active

Info: Building a community to share resources and ideas on maths and stats teaching across a range of subjects

Current activity: Blackboard community and occasional meetings

Scale: University-wide

Open-ended project

PhD thesis online submission

Status: active

Info: Offer a scaleable and simple way for PhD students to submit electronic versions of their dissertations, and ensure that the theses can be checked for plagiarism using the Turnitin service.

Current activity: Briefing meeting for Faculty Education Directors arranged for May

Scale: University-wide

Timescales to be confirmed

Questionmark Perception Upgrade 2015

Status: active

Info: upgrade of both the software and the server infrastructure of the dedicated online assessment software.

Scale: University-wide

Runs until August 2015

Rich Media in Education

Status: active

Info: Utilising the opportunities provided by the mediasite desktop recorder to examine how using rich media in an educational context can change teaching and learning both inside and outside of face to face sessions

Current activity:Pedagogical training plan being presented to project working group

Scale: University-wide

Currently funded until July 2016

Staff development - TEL essentials online course

Status: active

Info: Development of online version of TEL Essentials course. This workshop was initially developed for the CREATE programme. Adaptation of the resources in an online version will make the workshop available to a wider audience as an individual self-paced online course

Current activity: Online course being developed

Scale: University-wide

Runs until June 2015

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