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Learning technologies

At the CED, we work to create a modern, up-to-date, and pedagogically future-proof digital ecosystem for learning at AU. In connection with this, we make a range of educational IT and digital tools available that can be used to support in- and out-of-class teaching activities.

The varied technologies have different characteristics and support various learning methods. Therefore, when selecting or deselecting certain educational technologies, it is essential to base this choice on pedagogical and didactic considerations, including whether the technology can help meet the intended learning outcome and support the planned activity.

Identify your needs

Consider the following steps when selecting an educational technology or digital tool:

  • Identify the intended learning outcomes.
  • Design fitting activities that meet the objective.
  • Define which characteristics a tool must possess for the activities to be carried out.
    For example, consider whether the tool should support collaboration, reflection, problem solving, debate, information structuring, assessment, and/or synchronous learning.

Which learning technologies are available?

AU’s digital ecosystem for learning consists of a wide range of technologies, several of which are built into AU’s learning management system, Brightspace. Common to all the technologies is that the CED has ensured a license with the supplier and that everything concerning the IT security and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been taken care of. Specifically, these are the technologies listed below in which the CED offers pedagogical guidance and technical support.

Brightspace

Brightspace is AU’s learning management system (LMS). It houses a range of functionalities that can create a solid technology-supported foundation for teaching at AU. Brightspace allows for, for example, planning and running varying in-class and out-of-class activities, strengthening the progression between various learning activities, and facilitating and supporting different forms of feedback.

Tutorials

Guidelines

A data processing agreement has been made between AU and Brightspace, so it is safe and secure to use in teaching. You can read more about AU’s privacy policy for Brightspace here:

Support

Contact

Panopto

Panopto is a video platform that makes it easier to use video for teaching purposes. With Panopto, educators can easily and securely record and share video material and engage students in the videos with, for example, quizzes, debates, and automatic indexing. In addition, with Panopto, you can record and stream from lecture theatres.

Tutorials

Guidelines

A data processing agreement has been made between AU and the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), which delivers Panopto to AU, so it is safe and secure to use in teaching. You can read more about DeiC’s privacy policy for Panopto here:

Support

Contact

Bjarke Rahbek

Project Manager

Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing system that can be used, for example, to hold synchronous remote teaching and record video presentations, which can be shared with students. In Zoom, you can, among other things, divide participants into breakout rooms, draw on a whiteboard, and share screen.  

Tutorials

Guidelines

A data processing agreement has been made between AU and the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), which facilitates Zoom to AU, so it is safe and secure to use in teaching. You can read more about Zoom from DeiC here:

Support

Contact

Bjarke Rahbek

Project Manager

Mentimeter

Mentimeter is a so-called student response system (SRS), which you can use to ask different kinds of questions to your students. Students can participate via a smartphone, tablet, or computer, and their responses are shared immediately with the help of well-arranged graphics. The tool can be used to foster dialogue or test their comprehension of the material. With Mentimeter, you can engage all the students during lectures or small-class teaching.

Tutorials

Guidelines

A data processing agreement has been made between AU and Mentimeter, so it is safe and secure to use in teaching. You can read more about the Mentimeter’s privacy policy here:

Support

Find technical and pedagogical guidance at AU Educate or contact the EDU IT consultants at the CED concerning the pedagogical use of Mentimeter.

Contact

Mads Ronald Dahl

MSc, PhD, MI, Special Consultant

Peergrade/Eduflow

Peergrade is a tool that makes it easier to create peer-feedback activities for the students. The tool automates most of the process so that when students submit an assignment, Peergrade groups students and pass on their feedback. In the autumn semester, Peergrade will be phased out and replaced by Eduflow.

Tutorials

Guidelines

A data processing agreement has been made between AU and Eduflow, so it is safe and secure to use in teaching. You can read more about Eduflow’s privacy policy here:

Support

Find technical and pedagogical guidance at AU Educate or contact the EDU IT consultants at the CED concerning the pedagogical use of Eduflow.

Contact

Tobias Alsted Nielsen

Educational it konsulent

Studietube

Studietube.dk will be replaced by new learning technology alternatives

CED's pilot project with Studietube.dk expires on 31 July 2022. If you have been using Studietube.dk, you must log in to Studietube.dk and export and save the materials that you would like to preserve on your own computer. If you need support for the export and help to find alternatives in CED's portfolio of learning technologies, you can contact CED support here:

The CED has established a special AU license with H5P. In the future, it will allow H5P to be integrated into Brightspace. If you have used H5P through Studietube.dk, then scripts must be saved from Studietube.dk and inserted in the new H5P version. If you need help with this, please contact CED support.

Got any requests for new technologies?

The CED monitors the development of educational technology closely. However, if you have positive experiences with educational technologies that are not part of AU’s digital ecosystem for learning, you are welcome to contact us.

You can also contact us if you have come across an educational technology you would like to learn more about concerning the didactic applications and technical integration in Brightspace.

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