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Use the knowledge base like a pro

Welcome! We hope that this knowledge base provides you with tips, tools and techniques for delivering outstanding teaching and learning here at the Coventry University Group.

There’s a lot of information out there about how to survive and thrive in higher education, and we hope to offer you information here which is accurate and useful. The articles are curated from a number of staff across the group including academics, learning technologists, librarians, curriculum leads, education innovators and more, so we hope you can find something to help you in your work.

Finding useful content

To get the most out of the site, we’d recommend you try a few things:

Just pop the name of a digital tool or topic you’re interested in into the search bar on the homepage. You’ll see lots of suggestions as you type, and you might get ideas for new approaches just by seeing what pops up:

Searching for Aula on the homepage

We regularly review what people are searching for, so if lots of our staff are looking for information on the same thing, we’ll know it needs a new article!

Maybe you want to improve your skills in assessing students, but you don’t have any tools or strategies in mind already. In that case, try out the categories on the homepage. You’ll sometimes find links to digital tools which help in that area or maybe something less technical that might help.

Knowledge base categories
Explore the categories to find new tips for teaching

Browse the tags

You’ll also see a sidebar on the homepage with tags our contributors use to describe their articles. This can also be a great way of finding content spans several of our categories.

For example, if you want to know which tools are marked “Core” in the teaching and learning ecosystem document, you can click on the “Core” tag on the homepage.

Giving feedback

After you read through a post, you’ll see a green tick and orange cross at the bottom:

Example article feedback prompt
Example article feedback prompt

Click one of these really helps us to understand what type of content you find useful, so we highly encourage you to interact with these.

You’ll also be asked for some optional written feedback when you click these. This is completely anonymous, so feel free to share how we can improve on the knowledge base.

Get involved

The knowledge base is a curated resource, but our editors rely on academics and other staff to share their insights here so that others can benefit in future.

If you have any interesting experience on using a particular digital tool or know of a great tip for improving your efficiency, working with students, or improving the learning experience, why not contribute it to the knowledge base?

For more information on how to get started, check out the article on getting started as a knowledge base contributor.

About the author(s)

  • Noah Mitchell

    I work at Coventry University's Disruptive Media Learning Lab where I focus on digital projects such as Coventry.Domains. I'm passionate about digital fluency, design and user experience.

Updated on November 25, 2020

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