The MDS HEFi Digital team is committed to making digital innovation a central part of our daily work and projects. We utilise interactive materials like video content, which includes elements like talking heads, dramatisations, and clinical procedure filming, as well as animation, 360-degree videos and images that provide external or international students a virtual tour of our facilities. We also utilise interactive content to create dynamic, customised learning experiences.
Through these efforts, we enhance the accessibility and effectiveness of education within the College.
We also take the lead in coordinating local digital tools pilots and provide dedicated support for their successful implementation within the College. Additionally, we contribute a local perspective to institutional assessment tools trials.
We provide technical support to staff and students with queries relating to the University's core digital teaching and learning platforms, whether sent directly to the team email inbox or via the IT Service Portal.
Our team can advise and guide staff in the design and development of assessment content using the University's core digital teaching and learning platforms.
Institutional Core Tools
We provide training, support and guidance for all the core digital tools, which encompass Padlet, Canvas, Canvas Admin, Panopto, Turnitin, Point Solutions, PebblePad and Padlet. Our primary objective is to enhance the delivery of learning resources and improve assessment and feedback through pedagogical research.
The support we provide is aimed at improving the ease and innovative use of these tools for academics, programme admin teams, and student ambassadors. As such, we also provide guidance on relevant tool updates and continuously enhance the virtual learning experience for students through the projects we oversee.
MDS External Tools
As well as the core institutional tools, MDS utilises a range of external digital platforms such as Speedwell, Clinical Key and LT to support programme delivery and assessment across a range of areas within the college.
Our team maintains a list of these tools on the 'Art of the Possible' which includes links to resources showcasing how they have been implemented by Academic Teams across the College, as well as best practice videos and webinars which can be watched on demand.
Training and Workshops
Or team specialise in the creation of workshops geared towards the induction of academic and professional service staff in the utilisation of digital learning tools. These workshops cover the University's core digital tools, including but not limited to the virtual learning environment, assessment and feedback systems, event capture software, and e-Portfolios.
In addition, the team provide bespoke training and guidance to staff within the college, ensuring that this aligns with specific programme requirements.
We produce regular updates, case studies and guidance via the Art of the Possible, the HEFi Online guidance site as well as the MDS College newsletter. Please do get in contact with the team should you want to explore working with the team related to our areas of expertise or if you’d like to understand how we can support you.