IT Facilities for Teaching & Learning
Several major lecture theatres and seminar rooms in College have lecturers’ PCs, or both PCs and Apple Macs, connected to data projectors and many have additional audiovisual equipment installed. Further information is available on the Facilities web pages.
Teaching staff use e-mail to communicate with their students. To facilitate this mailing lists of students exist for both courses and modules within courses. See the web page about College Mailing Lists.
For anything more than short messages email is a less efficient method of distributing material than making it available in one place for students to copy. Sending large files to students by email may fill the disk space reserved for them in their email system and render them unable to receive any new messages. Teaching staff should consider the alternative options of making course material available on the web, see below, or using Get and Put Folders which are secure storage areas on the College network for the distribution and collection of course related material.
Teaching staff may also choose to make course material available online via Blackboard Learn, a service provided by CLT. The Centre for Learning Technology (CLT) supports best practice in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to enhance student learning within College, and to advise on issues of policy, structure and future developments in educational technology. This centre offers pedagogic advice, staff development and project support with e-learning technologies and techniques. Interested staff should consult the CLT website.