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Essential Teaching Technology for Academics: An Introduction to NILE

Essential Teaching Technology for Academics is a practical, hands-on introduction to NILE, the University's digital campus. The course is run by the Learning Technology Team, and is designed for academic staff who are new to the University.

Outline of the workshop

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Identify Original and Ultra courses and explain the key differences between them; 
  • Find and use the NILE Design Standards to help set out their NILE courses; 
  • Create folders and learning modules in Ultra courses, and folders in Original courses;  
  • Add/upload/insert/create various types of content in their courses, including files on their computers, content items/Ultra documents, images, and Kaltura and YouTube videos; 
  • Set up and run a basic Collaborate session from their course; 
  • Communicate with their students from their NILE course using announcements and emails/messages; 
  • Add an assignment submission point and access the appropriate workflows to help them understand how grading, feedback and verification should be done; 
  • Use collaborative/interactive tools in their NILE courses, e.g., discussions, journals, Padlets; 
  • Find and contact their learning technologist; 
  • Find and make use of the Learning Technology Team websites and FAQs. 

There will also be plenty of opportunity to chat with members of the Learning Technology Team, and to find out more about the various technologies that we support.

Book a place

You can book a place on this course in U4BW (link below). Please note that you will need to select the appropriate U4BW link depending on whether you are currently on or off campus.

Book onto this course in U4BW (on campus link)
Book onto this course in U4BW via Citrix (off campus link)

If you experience any problems booking your course in U4BW, please email Marie.Graham@northampton.ac.uk with your booking request.

2022 Schedule for Essential Teaching Technology for Academics

Date Venue Delivered by Start Time End Time
Wednesday 12th January, 2022 Online Belinda Green 13:15 15:45
Friday 4th February, 2022 Waterside Campus Liane Robinson 09:30 12:00
Wednesday 9th March, 2022 Online Al Holloway 09:30 12:00
Thursday 7th April, 2022 Waterside Campus Liane Robinson 09:30 12:00
Thursday 5th May, 2022 Online Richard Byles 13:15 15:45
Monday 6th June, 2022 Waterside Campus Tim Guyett 09:30 12:00
Tuesday 5th July, 2022 Online Belinda Green 13:15 15:45
Monday 8th August, 2022 Waterside Campus Al Holloway 13:15 15:45
Tuesday 13th September, 2022 Online Tim Guyett 09:30 12:00
Friday 7th October, 2022 Waterside Campus Liane Robinson 13:15 15:45
Wednesday 2nd November, 2022 Online Richard Byles 09:30 12:00
Monday 19th December, 2022 Waterside Campus Liane Robinson 09:30 12:00

Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form