Lynda.com is a video library of engaging, high-quality online courses taught by recognized industry experts. It is available for free to all UWL students and staff.Lynda.com can be accessed via Blackboard (click the Lynda.com tab at the top of the home page) or directly from Lynda.com. Use your UWL credentials to log in.
Topics include basic IT Skills (PowerPoint, Word etc), more advanced software including video editing and animation as well as general topics such as business, marketing, technology, creative skills and presentation skills. See this page for the list of all subjects covered: https://www.lynda.com/subject/all
You can add links to Lynda.com courses in your Blackboard modules. For more support see the TEL Support page: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/tel-support/other-technologies
BoB is an on-demand TV and radio service for education which allows staff and students to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the archive of over 2 million broadcasts.
It can be accessed at the following URL: https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand. From the list of organisations, select “University of West London” and log in using your UWL credentials.
- Access 2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
- Record from over 65 free-to-air channels
- Create playlists, clips and clip compilations
- Search programme transcripts and subtitles
- Embed content in Blackboard
- One-click citation for easy academic referencing
- Available on all devices
Check out some case studies: http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/bob/bob-case-studies
For support with navigating the BoB site, see these video tutorials: http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/bob/bob-video-tutorials
(And yes, it also allows you to catch up on the latest episode of *insert your favourite programme here*!)