Trinity Term 2021

Support for flexible and inclusive teaching in Trinity term

In light of the delay of in-person teaching for students on non-practical courses, the Centre for Teaching and Learning continues to provide support for teaching staff teaching remotely in Trinity term. This includes a range of Oxford-specific examples showcasing ways in which teaching staff have incorporated the FIT (flexible and inclusive teaching) approach into their practice. Go to the teaching remotely web page for more information.

The support available is also included in a message to teaching staff from Centre for Teaching and Learning Director Professor Rhona Sharpe, which also includes a reflection on what we’ve learned over the last 12 months and the ways in which we’ve adapted how we teach to support our students.

from the University of Oxford

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If you require a hybrid teaching room please make a request to book one via bursary@some.ox.ac.uk stating clearly if you require a hybrid in-person or hybrid remote teaching room.

Hybrid In-Person Teaching

A tutor and 1 or more student(s) in the room + remote students joining via Teams call.
Potential for a subset of students to be present in the teaching room with the tutor.

Hybrid Remote Teachng

The tutor will be remotely teaching from elsewhere whilst 2 or more students will physically in the booked room.
Potential for a subset of students to join the Teams calls remotely together.

Available rooms

  • Park 5
  • New Powel Room
  • Eleanor Rathbone Room

What is in the rooms:

  • Large Screen + 4.6m HDMI cable
  • Webcam / Microphone on a tripod, complete with USB A cable.
  • Whiteboard

Bring your own laptop:

Your laptop will need to have an HDMI port, while the webcam uses a standard USB Type-A connection. You will need to bring whatever adapter that your personal device might need.

Getting Set Up

  1. Power on the screen via the on button located bottom-left of the front panel.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable from your laptop to the port labeled ‘HDMI’ on the front of the screen.
  3. Ensure that the screen’s input source is set to HDMI. To change source, press the ‘INPUT’ button to cycle through options (switching sources takes a second or two).
  4. Plug the webcam into your laptop (if your laptop doesn’t automatically see your webcam in Teams, see section C below)
fig. 1 Physical input button and front HDMI icon

Using built-in PC:

Be sure to wipe down the screen and controls before & after use.

  1. Power on the screen via the on button located bottom-left of the front panel.
  2. Switch the source to the DisplayPort (see fig. 2) using the labeled INPUT button and cycling through the sources until the DisplayPort is highlighted. The source button takes a second or two to react so please be patient!
  3. Log in to the screen using your personal SSO (e.g., ‘some1234’ + password)

    The monitor is a touchscreen device, just like a smartphone. Tap the login field text boxes and a virtual keyboard will pop up.

  4. Ensure the webcam is plugged into the PC behind the screen (this can be on the left or right depending on the room)
fig. 2 Physical input button and DP port icon

Choosing the correct input:

When multiple cameras or microphones are connected to Teams you may want to dictate which devices should be used.

  1. Navigate to device settings:
    • Outside of a call, click your profile top right of the main teams’ window and select Settings > Devices.
    • Within a call, click the ‘more options’ button (three dots), select ‘device settings.
    • When joining or setting up a call, via the pop-up pre-meeting device setup page.
  2. Pick the speaker, microphone, and camera you want Teams to use. The external webcam and mic are called Logitech Webcam.  
    If you wish you can set your camera and microphone to be separate devices. E.g. a laptop’s inbuilt microphone with the external webcam.

If you have difficulty setting up please call IT on 01856 270597.

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