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DigiFest Conference (Cambridge)

Through a range of keynotes, workshops and lightning strikes, this conference day provided valuable insight into the latest research, thinking and resources available to you to enhance the development of your digital, inclusive and active teaching.

Conference day outline

The conference day included a full programme  of presentations which will be available to view online shortly.

09.30-10.00 Registration and session sign-up

Welcome and introduction to DigiFest 2019



  • Stream 1
    Turn your course into a conversation - Mike Pake (FSE)
  • Stream 2
    Incorporating MyShowcase electronic portfolios in a reward-based accrual of assets and points to enhance engagement and employability - Linda King (FSE)


  • Stream 1
    Using e-textbooks to support teaching - Carlos Sejournant (Kortext) and Neil Dixon (University Library)
  • Stream 2
    New 2018 regulations on the accessibility of websites (Webinar) - Allen Crawford Thomas and John Kelly (Jisc)

12.15-13.00 Lunch


  • Lightning Strikes
    - We're Better Working Together: What is BWT and what does it mean for me? - Clare Worley (ITS)
    - Beat the LMS Minimum Requirements with Canvas Quick Wins - Kate Outhwaite (AL&T)
    - Integrating library LibGuide content into Canvas - Neil Dixon (University Library)
    - Making Teachers Students in their own Canvas sites: Turning Canvas back on itself - Paul Fynn (FSE)
    - Design Thinking, mixing analogue to digital tools (Video) - Beatriz Acevedo (AHSS)
    - Student created video to market the Library - Neil Dixon (University Library) and Kate Laver (MA Film and Television Production)
    - My experience using Poll Everywhere in my classroom - Senay Aydin (B&L)


  • Stream 1
    Active and Digital: The Case for Media-Enhanced Teaching and Learning - Andrew Middleton (AL&T)


  • Stream 2
    Using Canvas to facilitate students' transition to Higher Education: A cross-faculty pilot - Shaun Le Boutillier (AHSS)


  • Stream 2
    Framing student reflection on employability and development planning through MyShowcase - Jo Outteridge (AL&T)

15.00-15.20 Break


  • Stream 1
    Course level (Community) sites in Canvas - Julian Priddle and Isobel Gowers (AL&T)
  • Stream 2
    Rabbit holes and cat herding - a 'Bottom Up' approach to achieving 'Top Down' objectives - Linda King with Paul Flynn (FSE)


  • Stream 1
    Active Learning Took Kit - Steve McDonald (B&L)
  • Stream 2
    Annotation using Microsoft Ink - demonstration of using existing software to bring your presentations and documents to life - Clare Worley (ITS)

16.20-16.30 Close

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