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Now’s the best time to make a Welcome Video for your subject!

By Matthew Vella,

There's no better way for students to start the session than to see a smiling face!

Tooltime Tips: DIY video made easy!

By Matthew Vella,

In anticipation for our upcoming Tooltime workshop, DIY video for Learning and Teaching, here are 3 top tips to get you into the right mindset.

Happy one-year anniversary to the LX.lab!

By Matthew Vella,

To celebrate one year of the LX.lab, let's take a look at the brief history and how far we've come!

A quick guide to filming with mobile devices

By Matthew Vella,

Can't get to the tech showcase at the Casual Academics Conference? No problem, we've got you covered! Here's everything we'll be talking about in the filming on mobile devices pod.

Embed a video into UTS Online: how to do it in 7 easy steps

By Matthew Vella,

Video is a powerful and engaging resource for academics. Let's say you've found a great video on YouTube, and you'd love to share it with your class onĀ UTSOnline. Great! So how do you do that?

Engaging students in the first year of university: Dr Ella Kahu

By Matthew Vella,

Watch: Massey University's Dr Ella Kahu talks about ways to engage students in the first year of university.

The First Year Experience forum is back!

By Matthew Vella,

With the first First Year Experience forum of 2018 coming up, now's a great time to take a look back on the last FYE forum fromĀ November 2017 (that feels so long ago!).

A chat with Nick Hopwood, the academic who’s normalising rejection

By Matthew Vella,

Rejection can be a very discouraging thing. However, Associate Professor Nick Hopwood is trying to take the shame away from it by promoting all his failures for academic the world to see.

Fighting racism and improving mental health: a look back at UTS Diversity Week

By Matthew Vella,

Catch up on this year's Diversity Week, featuring interviews with students, staff and a peek at some of Diversity Week's special guests...

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