workshopsCELT offer a range of workshops available around our core technologies which include Blackboard, Turnitin, Campus Pack and the DMU Commons (Word Press) as well as multimedia production.


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The creation and sharing of multimedia content for learning and teaching is increasingly important and enables a range of enhancement activities like lecture capture, bite-sized tutorials, feedback videos and student videos for assessment. For this issue, CELT’s staff development programme is focused on Multimedia Enhancement with sessions covering the general use of digital media in Blackboard  and the value of providing feedback using digital/multimedia tools.  

For all course bookings and enquiries contact Sukhtinder Kaur: T: +44 (0)116 207 8084 E:


Using Digital Media in Blackboard: A Beginners Guide

This session will offer an overview and demonstration of how to integrate multimedia (digital images, audio and video) into teaching materials on Blackboard. The session is aimed at participants with little to no experience of using multimedia in their teaching practice. The session will cover working with digital images and using the Flickr mashup tool, adding audio recordings to Blackboard pages, adding video to Blackboard pages using the YouTube mashup tool, using the DMU Streaming Media Server and copyright in the use of multimedia.

Thursday 9th April 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Eric Wood 1.13  


Creating Video Feedback Files for Students and Using Blackboard Grade Centre 

This hands-on session will involve staff replicating the technique to generate feedback videos when marking written work that has been submitted electronically used in the MSc Intelligent Systems and Robotics programme (FOT). Using screen capture software, this technique ensures that students hear the tutor’s voice and their inflection which adds a richness to the feedback and also saves time when marking. The session will cover marking an assignment in this way, saving the video file and uploading it to Blackboard for students to view or download. Participants on this session should have a working knowledge of the Blackboard Grade Centre and be au fait with either using the Assignment tool in Blackboard and/or manually creating Grade Centre columns.

Thursday 16th  April 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Eric Wood 1.13     


Using Audio for Feedback

The use of recorded verbal feedback can be an effective means of augmenting assessment feedback. This hands-on workshop explores several mechanisms, based around our core technologies for providing audio feedback.

Thursday 30th April 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Venue: Eric Wood 1.13   

NEED HELP ON AN AREA THAT’S NOT LISTED? See the ‘Quicklinks‘ panel on your left for more comprehensive Blackboard Help. Online help on our core technologies is available from the ‘Support Using Technology‘ tab and the link  ‘DMU Core Learning Technologies‘, these include Turnitin (e-assessment), Campus Pack (using blogs, wikis in Blackboard) and DMU Commons (WordPress). Also contact your  FACULTY ELT PROJECT OFFICER to help.


Faculty ELT Project Officers:

Art, Design & Humanities – Heather Conboy, (x7828)
Business & Law –   Richard Vallance, (x6296)
Health & Life Sciences – Rob Weale, (x7878) 
Technology – Ian Pettit, (x8860)

Specific online help on our core technologies are available in this site.