• Setting up your materials in Aula

    Every Aula module space is divided into the Journey (where your class materials and assignments live) and the Community (the main discussion feed). This article covers how you can set up the Journey in a way which best engages your learners. Good structure, easily readable pages and clear calls to…

  • Creating Learning Pathways with Badgr

    Anyone can issue badges for free with Badgr, but one of the unique features of the Badgr Pro subscription the Coventry University Group has taken out is the ability to link different badges together into a learning pathway. By using the badges you create (as well as those created by…

  • Genially

    Genially is a Supported audience participation and content creation tool for creating interactive experiences for your students. Introduction Genially is a tool for creating a variety of engaging, interactive learning content for your students. Learning objects you can create with Genially include: Presentations Infographics Gamified learning objects Interactive images Video…

  • 14 Active Learning Ideas for Engageli

    Research shows that Active learning (one of our 4 Principles of Teaching and Learning) can help students gain a richer, deeper understanding of their subject matter as well as develop better relationships and networks with their peers during their education. Engageli is a platform built from the ground up to…

  • The 4 Principles of Digital Teaching and Learning

    This article outlines the 4 Principles of Digital Teaching and Learning – teaching which takes place in those blended or entirely digital spaces where students engage and learn. Developed during Coventry University Group’s move to the Aula learning experience platform, these principles expand on The Coventry Way and serve as…

  • Changes to assignment extensions in Aula

    Aula have changed the way that extension submissions are handled from May 2021. Extension links are now automatically attached to the main submission via a parent/child relationship. What this means in practice is that you will no longer have to manually upload extension grades – they will connect to the…

  • Digital Badges: Badgr

    Badgr is a Supported portfolio tool that can be used to recognise and encourage the curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular achievement of staff and students at the Coventry University Group. Introduction Digital badges are micro credentials which can be awarded for a wide range of activities. What makes them valuable is…

  • How the Vygo peer mentoring app can transform your students’ experience

    Students of the Coventry University Group (CUG) have access to a unique platform to improve their study skills, make inroads into new communities and deepen their professional knowledge. With the Vygo app, students are able to connect to a peer mentor – someone who will have more experience in a…

  • Engagement Analytics

    The Aula team released a feature to enable educators to analyse student engagement in order to make adjustments as the module progresses. Introducing Engagement Analytics It’s called Engagement Analytics and according to the Aula support documentation it helps you keep track of some of the following metrics: How to access…

  • Designing active learning

    Active learning is a teaching method which involves students in the learning process with activities and opportunities to shape the discussion as opposed to only passively attending lectures.   This article will explain how active learning can benefit your students. You’ll also get some ideas for embedding opportunities for active learning…