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AV and LDC Training Events/Sessions - Returning to the classroom and Hybrid Teaching Technologies

Audio Visual Services, in collaboration with Learning Design Consultancy, are running a series of workshops from the 20th September to the 23rd September specific to the on-site delivery of teaching. Topics will include Audio Visual Basics and Classroom Technology to Hybrid Teaching Techniques and Technologies.

Returning to the classroom – AV Basics (Online session via Teams): Find out more about the classroom technologies available. How they work and what you can do. The on-site session provides you with an in-person insight into the technologies available in the classroom and you can experience first-hand how they work and what potential there is for your teaching and learning.

Hybrid Teaching Design – ABC Mini Sprint: In this session we will be using the ABC ‘Sprint’ model of design based on Professor Diana Laurillard’s ‘Conversational Framework’ This model will help to structure thoughts and discussions around design in the Technology Enhanced Active Learning Space.

Using Hybrid Technology: This session focuses on the technology and what is possible with hybrid teaching and learning at Warwick. It will also highlight some of the challenges.

Dates, times and bookings via: https://warwick.ac.uk/ldcuevents


Staff IT Equipment - Returning to and working from Campus

IT equipment - if you have applied to work on campus, you can access some additional kit to help you manage hybrid working.

It is expected that meetings will still take place on MS Teams for the time being which means that you may need to ensure you have the right equipment in the office.

You will be able to request the following:

    • Webcam - If you will be using a desktop computer on campus you will need a webcam for Teams meetings
    • Headset - you will need to use a headset with microphone for all Teams calls to ensure privacy and to reduce noise pollution in an office

    How can I get hold of the kit?

    Place your order via Ask us a Question or email helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk You do not need to provide a cost code, however, we are limiting provision to one item per person only. You can collect these items from the IT Helpdesk at the Library on your return to campus. Opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and customary holidays), closed for lunch 1 pm to 2 pm.

    Advice for working in a shared office – All shared offices will have been allocated a maximum capacity, but if the office is large enough and suitably ventilated, you may still find you are sharing the space. As we are expecting meetings to remain on MS Teams for the current time, you will need to be be considerate to others and to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum. This means always using a headset for Teams meetings. You will also need to consider whether your meeting is likely to include a discussion of confidential information, in which case you might need to book a more private space for the meeting.

    Perhaps consider if a committee room could be suitable for a private booking.

    Need a little help and guidance?

    Video Conferencing Hints and Tips


    ICUR 2020 Two Days. Eleven Countries. Four Continents

    The AV Services team supported the International Conference for Undergraduate Research (ICUR) from the 29th-30th September 2020.

    This is one of the biggest technical challenges we face each year, with this year being even more unique, where we had to support the conference despite the COVID-19 global pandemic and with social distancing measures in place.

    The conference was a success with the AV Services team providing technical support, planning and logistics during the conference.

    Find out more about the ICUR conference at www.icurportal.com , https://twitter.com/ICURstudents & https://www.instagram.com/icurstudents/

    Wed 21 Oct 2020, 10:05 | Tags: Events Video Conferencing

    The AV Services response to working from home (WFH) and Remote Lecturing

    Off Campus Lecture Delivery

    Please note that Universal Capture is the recommended method for delivering lectures at present due to the current remote working policy.

    Remote Working Tools

    Please note that for remote working, meetings and collaboration we recommend using Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, StarLeaf & BlackBoard Collaborate

    For more information in relation to Zoom Video Conferencing

    Working or learning from within China?

    IT Services has created some guidance in relation to collaboration and virtual connections

    We have updated our FAQs

    Additionally we have created some new Best Practices, Hints and Tips guidance to help provide you with a smoother end user experience when using our Collaboration Tools during this period.


    Zoom Video Conferencing - 20/03/2020

    Due to the high level of interest in this platform we are currently evaluating the University’s requirements regarding Zoom to better understand the most cost-effective way to meet the demand and will update you as soon as possible.

    You could log your request with Procurement but they may not be able to action it yet. In the meantime, please consider Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business, even if it's just for a short time until you know whether you have access to Zoom via the University.

    If you have any further questions please log a request via the Self Service "Ask us a Question"


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