DigiFest Conference (Chelmsford)

The conference day provided colleagues with the opportunity to gain an appreciation of evolving technology-enhanced learning and teaching practices as well as find out about the support and resources available to them.

Conference day outline

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

Registration and session sign-up


Welcome and introduction to DigiFest 2019



  • Stream 1
    Rabbit holes and cat herding - a 'Bottom Up' approach to achieving 'Top Down' objectives - Paul Flynn (FSE)
  • Stream 2
    Framing student reflection on employability and development planning through MyShowcase - Jo Outteridge (AL&T)


  • Stream 1
    Using e-textbooks to support teaching - Carlos Sejournant (Kortext) and Christina Harbour (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 and Bridget Michael (ITS)
    - Easy reading reading lists: Constructing manageable @Anglia reading lists for students - Annelie Harvey (FSE)
    - Beat the LMS Minimum Requirements with Canvas Quick Wins - Kate Outhwaite (AL&T)
    - Design Thinking, mixing analogue to digital tools (Video) - Beatriz Acevedo (AHSS)
    - Making teachers students in their own Canvas sites: Turning Canvas back on itself - Paul Fynn (FSE)
    - Integrating library LibGuide content into Canvas - Neil Dixon (University Library)


  • Stream 1
    Active and Digital: The case for media-enhanced teaching and learning - Andrew Middleton (AL&T)


  • Stream 2
    Annotation using Microsoft Ink - demonstration of using existing software to bring your presentations and documents to life - Clare Worley (ITS)


  • Stream 2
    Implementing Canvas as a major project and ethics management system - Cliona O'Dunlaing and Christian Henjewele with Paul Flynn (FSE)

15.00-15.20 Break


  • Stream 1
    Course level (Community) sites in Canvas - Julian Priddle and Isobel Gowers (AL&T)
  • Stream 2
    Using Canvas to facilitate students' transition to Higher Education: A cross-faculty pilot - Yvette Winnard (HEMS)
15.50-16.00 Close

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