Facilitate Participation 🙋🏽‍♀️

Make live/synchronous lectures and seminars with your students fun and engaging and create interactive, asynchronous content with these tools.

This collection is helpful if you’re trying to do any of the following:

  • Gather responses from students during a synchronous session
  • Create a space where students can contribute ideas as a group
  • Adapt your teaching through the module (or during a lecture) based on learner feedback

Choosing the right tool

Where it makes sense, try a Preferred tool first; these tools integrate well with Aula and will likely be a better experience for you and your students. However, if that doesn’t meet your needs, look for a Supported tool as these are also recommended and available for use. Finally, you may be able to get access to a tool in the Managed section, but these are not available to all staff.

If you know another tool which might work, talk about it with your Associate Head (Student Experience) to see how to proceed.

Preferred Tools

These tools integrate well with Aula and are likely to provide the best user experience for both you and your students.


Supported Tools

These tools are supported by IT Services and available to the wide majority of teaching staff. While they may not provide as seamless an experience with Aula as a Preferred tool, they often have a different set of features which may be more suitable for your module.

Top Hat
Create not only engaging lectures but also interactive readings, assignments and a …
Padlet
Want to collect input from your students in one place? Wouldn't it …

Managed Tools

Sometimes taking the road less travelled makes all the difference. Managed use tools aren’t available to all staff, so check with your Associate Head (Student Experience) if one of these looks best suited to your needs.

Answer Garden
If you're after a very quick and easy way to take the …
Poll Everywhere
Used in company meeting and presentations as well as in higher education, …
Socrative
Turn every lecture into a two-way exchange by hosting quizzes, surveys, team …
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