so welcome everyone to the lightning talks this is the first lightning talk of five that we’re going to be doing during the open apereo conference uh this is the place where the the talk is lightning fast and the illumination is intense i’m martin ramsay the managing director of the lamp learning consortium i’m going to be your moderator today so the way this is going to work is each of our presenters will just have five minutes to do their presentations which is why we call it the lightning talks and so presenters um to you particularly i’ll ask you to be ready as soon as the previous presenter finishes up so that uh we do we don’t waste any time in between sessions i’ll introduce each presenter very briefly so that i don’t take time away from what you have to tell us if you want to know more about each of the presenters the open apereo schedule has a nice biography on each one that you can take a look at and presenters when it is your turn you can take the presenter privileges by clicking on your name in the uh in the in the chat not the chat sorry in the in the messages section um and uh then you can step through the slides if you gave me slides in advance at your own pace if you want to share your screen instead you can do that too i encourage you to use your camera so that people can see you it’s nice to put a face with what’s being said and i will be keeping time so as you get close to the end of your five minutes if you see this that means your time’s just about up and so you need to you need to be wrapping it up uh so this is going to be a lot of fun i’m really really looking forward to this one of the things that has happened is that i’ve been been quite impressed by the number of people that we have from all over the world so we’re actually going to start in south africa today and by the time we’re done we’re going to end up in in florida we’ll we’ll make stops in the netherlands and scotland and montreal on this particular um series of lightning talks and there will there be three or four more of these so we’ll have a bunch of lightning talks when it’s all when it’s all said and done so i’m really glad to have that and i think we should just go ahead and get started so let’s see the first one is actually going to be a pre-recorded lightning talk so i’m going to turn it over to to jenn and let her take it away a day in the life of a virtual vula consultant my name is donna lewis and joining me in this video is my colleague Desireé McKie we are learning technology consultants here at the university of cape town south africa also known as uct we work in a department called cilt the center for innovation in teaching and learning we work in training and consulting on pedagogy and the technology that accompanies it we are also known as the vula help team and we focus primarily on technical support of our version of sakai known as vula we advise on the best layout according to discipline specific needs best practices authentic assessments and the technical functionality on vula including the glitches covid 19 resulted in what we refer to as emergency remote teaching that focused on low data and asynchronous teaching and learning strategies present day we have shifted from emergency remote teaching to physically distanced learnings online teaching and learning with selected form of physically distanced face-to-face teaching so what is a day in the life of a now virtual vula consultant entail first thing in the morning we log on to a very full mailbox an unpredictable day we clear our mails and log on to our creating tracking system called jira we also log into teams mainly used for internal meetings and communication as well as skype for business with our telephone line rings once we’re logged in we check our calendar for any meetings of the day over and above this we assign queries to each other depending on weekly roster we label queries to allow for future tracking as well as statistics we pride ourselves to responding to queries within our half a day and keep lines of communication open with the user we have a comprehensive list of email response templates all thanks to my colleague des who spend many hours behind the scenes compiling this for us we use this to ensure that there is clear instruction and minimal error on our part i now stop to hand over to my colleague des thanks for listening thanks donna as mentioned i’m des and i work with donna in the learning technologies team together with our colleagues lobabalo and aaron we formed the vula support team led by sam lee pan as donna has outlined our problem solving skills are key in supporting staff and students at the university sometimes we create little screenshots to show users how to do basic vula tasks other times we find that scheduling ms teams one-on-one sessions are very beneficial especially using the nifty screen share feature to solve problems also we simply sometimes use screenshots because that can also reveal the issue and fix the problem over and above our daily tasks we also do the following as a team we create documentation resources help guides screencasts we also test document and report any learning technology software issues often we present our tools at webinar training sessions and we also assist with vula upgrades and quality assurance testing we also provide priority support for online examinations at the university let’s talk about vula usage so the following graphs have been extracted from our department’s 2020 annual report and we thought the information here would be very useful to share due to remote teaching you’ll notice here the vula usage increased from 2019 to 2020.
concurrent hourly users peaked at 9511 in 2020 which was a 33 percent increase compared to the 2019 maximum of 7147 the number of daily users over a 24-hour period peaked at around 21 500 from 20 000 in 2019 now this graph shows that in 2020 vula help requests almost doubled there were 11015 support requests received and resolved versus 6151 support requests in 2019. there were large spikes in volumes from the expected start of the academic year the start of emergency remote teaching in april and the start of the second semester in august in some months this tripled normal volumes and there was effectively no downtime a total of 2386 phone calls were registered in 2020 and so we’ve come to the end of our presentation now we know it sounds like a mouthful but that’s what life is like as a virtual vula consultant complex demanding often requiring multitasking no two days are the same we appreciate you taking the time to listen to us and look forward to connecting with you in the future excellent okay um now let’s see here i’ve got to make sure that i do my uh i’m learning to make sure i’ve got the controls right okay so that was uh donna lewis and desiree mckie from the university of south africa so now let’s go to inge donkervoort in the netherlands uh talking about using 360 images and interactive videos in xerte are you ready to ready to go yes i am can you hear me probably yeah okay thank you martin i will share my screen and i will share myself thank you yes good morning good afternoon good evening my name is inge donkervoort and i’m from the xerte team and we have a few new pages that are really working well in the corona years as we have now and it seems to be that in the next years the um corona and the blended and and hybrid working forms will stay so um i will show you a few pages that could be really useful for example if you have to present a school or a museum or whatever where you can’t visit um and you have a good way to present it in an active way for the ones that doesn’t know xerte is an authoring tool and with xerte you can create media rich interactive highly accessible modules that you can add to your learning environment your website or to send just send a link it’s you can also create scorm packages to add in your learning environment or use lti we use tsugi and it’s also x api enabled so you can track and add the results into your environment or in a learning record store if you want to see more about xerte tomorrow there will be a session about escape rooms with xerte and there’s also a state of the project video i will add this link into the trysakai environment so you have also you can look at it later this is the first based our base page i want to tell you about it’s 360 image and it’s a page uh and it’s really useful for example uh when you uh for a museum of if you have a lot of photographs from a specific place and you want to show them and you can add information to it so if i’m i’m now here and i can just wandering around it’s a bit slow because it’s remote but i can just run around here at this beautiful castle and i can take a look more closer to the castle i also can go on and i come in another environment i can get some information about the river trent and i can also go back into the castle again um here i have some information this is just text and images but i can also add audio and video and other media into it let me see i have to go back here another nice thing you can do with this page is to make it even more playful and interactive you can add locks on specific places so a student or user can’t go in and unless he has the code um so you have to walk around here a bit and then you learn a lot about um king john if we had time enough then i would let you play around yourself but then you get this question and i have to add the password to go on to the next um phase and now you see it’s unlocked and i can go in there so it’s really useful page with really a lot of interactive elements in it and you just need a 360 photograph you can take it with your phone and then add it here so the other page i want to show you is the interactive video it’s a bit similar but it’s also different in this case i don’t add an photograph a 360 photograph but just a video so when i start playing then you see a nice picture of amsterdam and you see here an introduction text and um here below on the i will stop it here below you see the small dots each dot is connecting to a new interactivity and you can also add questions text and other modules into it in this case i have a few text buttons you can also add images in there and this is a question so how many mint windmills did you see at the beginning of the video can someone answer that real quickly in the chat no but i will try it oh that’s a pity it were three uh but almost uh good um then i have a click on continue then the video goes on and then i get another question i can also use icons instead of that you immediately see the question or the text and this is also what you can do this is the same question so i take the wrong answer so two again check okay it’s the wrong answer and now it says okay go back to the beginning and then you can see it so i would go to the end and what i also can do is click the right question and i don’t need to do the whole video and you will see that i will go to here so so this i skipped and now i come to the last action point and it’s already it’s it’s again an icon and in this case it’s a whole new module i can click around and if i want to go on i click just on the play button and then it should disappear but i forgot to let it disappear so this is the interactive video and the media 360 page and we have a lot of other beautiful new pages that you can use in this corona time with a lot of hybrid and blended and online learning that’s really nice and this is all part of xerte right this is all xerte yes and you can even track track the interactive video so you get results also in your environment fabulous outstanding you know you’re getting lots of nice comments in the chat too good deal okay okay thank you very much i appreciate it this is this is marvelous okay boy i hope to see you tomorrow yeah right real quick uh martin a question was asked is um is it easy to use xerte within sakai yes i think so because you can embed it or you can add it with an lti link so i don’t know sakai that well but i think you can really use it with very easy it’s it’s a good question and one that i need to dig into too i mean i sort of have the same questioning and so that’s yeah thank you yeah try it please do and let me know and or share a screen video so i can share it in the community again okay cool good deal all right well being the time master that i am i’m i’m gonna move on here so our our next we’re now going to canada to jacques raynauld good friend of mine uh speeding up grading with karuta 3.
0 dashboards new karuta 3. 0 so uh jacques are you ready to take it away yes i need to share my screen let me make you presenter here yeah okay you should now be the presenter and so you should be able to do that okay on my screen um can you see that it’s coming yep okay you got it go for it thanks martin welcome everyone i’m going to talk about grading and about speeding up grading with karuta 3. 0 dashboard so have you done some grading recently i’m not sure because we are sort of technical people but i’ve done some pretty much grading in the past and i can tell you that grading is really important especially online and especially during this pandemic i mean you have to sort of help students in through their learning process but grading can be a challenge you have to click scroll search copy consult rubrics whatever communicate the result to students not not that easy and karuta has a very uh interesting new feature called well it’s a dashboard that can really streamline the grading process uh through reports reports are which create customized table from elements in a portfolio identified by cement intact so you can have all sorts of portfolio i want to be large with portfolio it can be capstone project internship carrier center sort of things rubrics type and then from from the students you can sort of have a report and create those very specialized dashboard for for instructor so i’m going to move on to a student portfolio i’m going to click on skills these are broad skills that the students should develop like working in an involving digital environment i’m going to click here there are two specific skills that the student has to sort of work on it to sort of document um he has to put evidence here self-evaluate here but of course instructor evaluation will be very useful either by evaluation or by comment so this is uh a student has to do that for all the um the skills and uh there are only two here but obviously there could be a lot more and the faculty the instructor has to grade that so i’m going to move on to the instructor portfolio and especially on my student which is the the sort of dashboard that the karuta can create using a very straightforward language and there’s a here you you will find all the skills of the student myself one student and then another student and another student so it’s very easy to sort of act accessed and what’s amazing is we have a feature called uh overview and if i click on overview i’m going to the the instructor can see the actual page the student page that i show you before and and of course what’s missing and is the instructor evaluation so it’s very easy for an instructor to sort of survey what students have done and then you can check how many documents have been uploaded you can check the self-assessment by student and the the instructor can evaluate what student has done and he can even write comments and i’m going to write the very small write comments here so and if i look back at the page of my student before well of course um uh the grading appeared and uh and i can move on to the to the next um to the next skill and eventually to the next student so of course this is a a report that has been tailored to this portfolio but of course you can make it for any kind of learning and project as i said capstone internship whatever in karuta you can obviously create special report for if you want to download the the results and it’s easy to sort of relate the evaluation that i put like excellent good and whatever in terms of numbers and these are the skills c comp c1 c2 c3 c4 it’s adjusted demo and i can get that and you can click on here and you will get an excel file that you can upload in whatever learning and mirror an environment you have so this is kind of exciting and i think we can really improve both student feedback and also teacher work and if you want to have a look at karutaproject.