Teaching in 2022-23

Blended Learning Toolkit

In 2009, alongside the launch of Moodle, the University of Chichester adopted Blended Learning as its format for module delivery. This is described as timetabled face-to-face teaching, enhanced with asynchronous or scheduled synchronous online activities to be completed outside of timetabled teaching sessions. 

The diagram below shows the tools that we have in place to allow the successful delivery of blended learning.

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Moodle is our virtual learning environment, which is where students find their course materials, communicate and partake in activities. 

Moodle pages can have activities such as forums, blogs, checklists, choice/votes, glossary, questionnaires and quizzes. You can also set up a Moodle scheduler to simplify booking tutorials and add an assignment submission link to Moodle where students must submit their assignments. You can also add a module evaluation activity with pre-set standard questions.

Pages can also have resources such as text, images, files, folders, links to websites, videos, galleries and reading lists.

Please note that the university has a minimum requirement for Moodle pages, which can be found here: Moodle Minimum Standards


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Bespoke support

  • Moodle follow-up session - request bespoke support, to review your pages and to discuss digital pedagogies, once the Introduction and Advanced training (above) have been completed


Panopto is lecture capture software (formerly referred to as ChiPlayer) that allows lecturers to record PowerPoint, audio, video, and capture their desktop during a lecture. It can also be utilised for student group work, video assignment submissions, flipped classrooms and assessment feedback via video.

Lecture recordings can be recorded directly into Moodle and be made available to students straight away through the Panopto block on the Module page.


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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a tool designed for team communication and collaboration, combining chat, audio/video calling, file storage, and apps. You can use Microsoft Teams either from the Teams App or by using the Teams web version.

You will get the best user experience by using the Teams Desktop App this is installed on all university computers.


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  • Teams Overview - help site guidance

  • Poll attendees during Teams meetings - external website

    • Multiple choice - quick stand-alone question with different options

    • Quiz - question with correct answer to gauge comprehension

    • Word cloud - open text responses displayed in a dynamic word cloud

  • Whiteboard app

    • Show or collaborate on information
    • Draw, add images and text
    • Pin sticky notes
    • Collaborate on inbuilt templates designed for
      • brainstorming
      • problem-solving
      • design and research
      • strategy
      • project planning
      • retrospective
      • games
      • workshops
      • learning

Microsoft 365

Each student and member of staff will have a Microsoft 365 account, which acts as their email, calendar and OneDrive cloud storage, as well as giving them access to the suite of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Forms.

These applications can be used for online synchronous and asynchronous group collaboration


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eStream is the secure video platform for education and offers TV, radio and satellite recordings, interactive videos and quizzes and Connect, which allows access to content from lots of other institutions around the world to include in your Moodle pages.


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