Making effective use of real-time environments - Teaching with synchronous technologies symposium

This one day online symposium explored best practice in using synchronous technologies for learning and teaching (including Videoconferencing and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) to engage our students and meet their diverse needs within the distributed context of the university.

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Videoconference, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

8 Remote access

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£ Cost


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Alex Walker
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The symposium ran entirely online on Friday 15th December, and offered a series of short parallel sessions, and guest speaker sessions, delivered through videoconference, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and potentially also other synchronous technologies.



Good Practice Showcase: Mixing it up in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Online   synchronous communication

Tara Morrison, Inverness College UHI


Presentation Slides

Good Practice Showcase: Mastering Online Chat: The ‘OK’ Protocol

Michael Smith, Lews Castle College UHI

Recording - To follow

Presentation Slides

Seminar Session: Reviewing Yesterday’s Bright Tomorrows; Two Decades of VC Teaching in UHI

Simon Clarke, Shetland College UHI

Recording - To follow

Presentation Slides


Keynote: Teaching and learning with synchronous and mobile technologies

Sarah Cornelius, The University of Aberdeen


Presentation Slides

Good Practice Showcase: Teaching in the here, there and then: BA Applied Music programme

Simon Bradley, Lews Castle College UHI

Recording - To follow


Good Practice Showcase: A marriage made in heaven or hell? Virtual teaching and learning for practitioners in socially engaged art: MA Art and Social Practice

Anne Bevan Orkney College UHI, Lindsay Blair Moray College UHI, Siún Carden Centre and Roxane Permar, Centre for Rural Creativity

Recording - To follow

Slides - To follow

 Art and Social Practice Programme Link

Seminar Session:  Exploring HISA research into the VLE at UHI

William Mohieddeen – Student Association Co-ordinator HISA   Perth, Helen Doyle – Student Association Co-ordinator North of Scotland, Callum Stephen – Vice President Further   Education

Recording - To follow

Slides - To follow

Digital Proceedings - To follow

Useful Links

Support Portal - This suite of resources has been developed by the Educational Development Unit to support staff and enhance learning and teaching practice.  There's a particular focus on skills relating to the use of technology to enhance the student experience.

Virtual Collaboration using Blackboard Collaborate



We used #UHISyncTeach in the run-up to and during the symposium.


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