• 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…

  • New Aula Feature – Engagement Insights

    The Aula team have released the beta version of a new feature to enable educators to analyse student engagement in order to make adjustments as the module progresses. Introducing Engagement Insights It’s called Engagement Insights and according to the Aula support documentation it helps you keep track of some of…

  • 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…

  • Use the Aula feed for active, conversational learning

    Aula is a learning experience platform built around conversation and interaction. The Aula Feed (or Community tab) is the homepage for your module or course community and the place where students can learn from you and from one another.   This article will give you some ideas for making the most…

  • Creating a welcoming Aula space

    Start your module (or your course) off on the right foot with a warm, welcoming and engaging Aula space. Students often have access to your Aula space before the module formally starts, so it’s the perfect place to set the right tone for the journey ahead.   Every student will also…

  • Boost comprehension with curated module content

    The articles in this category are all about how you can create (or adapt) interesting and varied learning objects such as video, audio, graphics and more to help your students understand and benefit from your teaching to the best of their ability. What do we mean by ‘content’? Essentially every…

  • Writing for online audiences

    Writing effectively for the web means approaching your content with the reader and the medium in mind. This article will explore some of the differences between printed and web content and offer tips to help you communicate better with an online audience both in Aula and other online platforms like…

  • Accessing digital tools: Core, Supported and Managed Use

    Coventry University Group provides access to a wide range of Digital Teaching and Learning Tools to help its educators deliver outstanding student experiences. On this knowledge base, you’ll find an article about each tool to help you understand what it is and how you might use it along with its…

  • Aula

    Introduction Aula is a core tool in our Teaching and Learning Ecosystem and a key part of digitally-enhanced teaching in the Coventry University Group. As a “Learning Experience Platform” Aula offers educators and learners the opportunity to approach their modules in the more social and conversational way. Using the Feed,…