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What we do:
The LTS team provide skilled technical support, experienced pedagogic advice and targeted training for St George’s staff and students around the use of several technologies that enable an enhanced teaching and learning experience.
The technologies we support:
For 2017/18 academic year, Moodle is the primary VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) in use at St George’s. Most courses (except those using Canvas – see below) that are taught at St George’s have a dedicated Moodle site, where key course documents, learning resources including weblinks, Panopto lecture recordings and other materials and assessment activities can be uploaded and accessed 24/7.
To report a Moodle problem please email email@example.com
Canvas is the new VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) being introduced at St George’s. Canvas is being rolled out in 2 phases. Phase 1 (2017/18 academic year) includes MBBS4 Year 1, Biomedical Science Year 1, Diagnostic Radiography, Therapeutic Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration). All other St George’s courses will operate as normal in Moodle until they are rolled over to Canvas in phase 2. The introduction of Canvas will change the way course and module information is presented and distributed by providing a consistent, easy to use online working environment.
For Canvas queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Myprogress is currently St George’s chosen ePortfolio system for students completing Workplace Based Assessments. The system, available via the web and a dedicated app, is used to complete observational assessments of students on placement. The app allows for the completion of assessments where there is no PC or access to Wi-fi. Students send responses to their online account (used by tutors and administrators to monitor progress) by simply syncing their device when a reliable Wi-fi service is available.
To report a Myprogress problem please email email@example.com
A tool to indicate the similarities between work that is submitted by students and checked against websites, databases and other previously submitted work. It will flag up any matches it finds that are similar or identical. It provides vital assistant to students to improve their writing styles, referencing and ensuring they are producing the best written work. It is important all students have an equal opportunity to access this tool when submitting assessments.
A flexible, easy-to-use lecture capture solution that is installed in all St George’s lecture theatres and teaching rooms. Panopto enables every lecture to be recorded as it is being delivered, with the audio synced to the PowerPoint or visualiser projection shown on screen. This recording is then uploaded to Moodle / Canvas so that it can be replayed by students for the purposes of reinforcing learning or revision at the their convenience.
Pedagogic support and advice for academic staff
The LTS team is experienced in providing pedagogic support to assist you in using technology appropriately within your teaching. We can help you develop how you deliver effective and engaging blended learning that will enhance the student experience.
Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)
EMA is an important part of a student’s learning experience. There are many methods, tools and teaching practices we can support you with to enhance the EMA within your course. Engaging with EMA will provide pedagogic benefits such as transparent feedback to all students, streamline the process for varied courses , as well as time saving gains for all students and staff involved in the assessment life cycle .
Contact Bryony to grow your students learning experience firstname.lastname@example.org
The LTS Team
Evan Dickerson (Learning Technology Services Manager – all services)
Jacquelene Gill (Learning Technologist – ePortfolios)
Bryony Williams (Learning Technologist – EMA and Canvas)
Kerry Dixon (Learning Technologist – primarily Canvas)
Kanosa Sathiyaseelan (Learning Technologist – Placement student – Moodle, Panopto)
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We team up with other departments and external partners to develop and provide and excellent service to our users, as well as fostering engagement with the local community.
Teaming up with Dr Janette Myers, Senior Lecturer in Student Learning and Support, we facilitate the Learning Adocates scheme. We work with students to help promote Library and study skills related resources. Students have contributed to reviews of books, journals and apps, as well as provided feedback on the development of online resources aimed at students.
More information can be found on the VLE Learning Advocates page (SGUL log in required)
St George’s Library hosts trainees from the trust’s Project SEARCH programme. Project SEARCH is an international training programme aimed at supporting young people with learning difficulties into paid employment, running at 30+ sites across the UK.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Cricket Green School and Action on Disability to give young adults with learning difficulties the chance to gain valuable work experience. Our Project SEARCH trainees have developed their skills by preparing induction packs, carrying out admin tasks around new journals and books, and increased their confidence providing support on our main reception desk.
For more information can be found on St George’s Project SEARCH
Research data shared service
The Library’s RDM Service is working with Jisc and a number of other UK higher education institutions on a pilot service that will enable researchers to easily deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long term archiving and preservation. This service will streamline the deposit and curation of research data, allowing researchers to provide sustainable access to their data for re-use. You can learn more about this ambitious pilot service on the Research data shared service project website.
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Our policies support and inform our research, teaching and professional activities.
Library policies and publications
- Professional Conduct Policy 2017 [PDF]
- Summary of the NHS Library Services User Survey 2013 [PDF]
- NHS Library Services Annual Report 2013-2014 [PDF]
- Final Report of the LibQual 2013 Survey [PDF]
- Information Literacy Policy 2014 [PDF]
- Plasma Screen Usage Policy 2017 [PDF]
- SORA (St George’s Online Research Archive) Policies [Webpage] – includes our Research Publications Policy.
- SGUL Research Data Managment Policy 2016 [PDF]
Other policies and publications
- St George’s, University of London Social Media Guidelines for Staff – SGUL login required
SGUL wide governance policies are available on the university website ‘Our Policies’ page.
- Last Updated: Thursday, 02 March 2017 14:18
Our Library and Learning Services Goals
We will provide you with high quality user-centred services which recognise your diverse needs
|Content & Digital Infrastructure:
We will develop and enhance access to high quality, reliable resources, by providing you with the right content at the right time
|Liaison & Communication:
We will enhance communication between the library and its users and potential users
|Teaching, Learning & Workplace Support:
We will provide you with support, so that you can get the most out of Library & Learning Services and achieve your academic, research and workplace goals
We will support the Institution’s research agenda by enhancing the development of research systems, services and support
We will create inspirational physical and virtual learning environments to meet your evolving needs
|Collaboration & Partnerships:
We will support the Institution in developing fruitful collaborations with local, regional and international partners
We will encourage and develop our staff to acquire the skills needed to achieve our goals
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:23
We endeavour to meet the needs of our users and make our services available to all.
Please contact our User Services Manager to discuss any particular needs or concerns you may have regarding access to Library services on 020 8725 5291 or email email@example.com
|Access||The Library has wheelchair access.|
|Orientation Tours||Staff can provide one-to-one orientation tours of the Library facilities. Please contact Rosalind Ogden or your Liaison Librarian to arrange a time.|
|Using e-resources and IT||One-to-one training in the use of Library resources can be provided. Please ask at the Research Enquiries Desk (11am-4pm, Monday to Friday), tel: 0208 725 5514 or see your Liaison Librarian.|
|Fetching||Library staff can retrieve items from the shelves for you. Please ask at the Research Enquiries Desk or Library Helpdesk in the first instance.|
|Loans||One-week loan items can be issued for two weeks, three-week loans can be issued for six weeks. *Please note that fines on overdue items still apply.|
|Photocopying and printing||If you need to reclaim photocopying or printing costs, staff can issue a receipt for any monies added to a printing account. Library staff can also demonstrate how to use copiers and scanners to enlarge text.|
|Computing facilities||Contact the User Services manager (details at the top of this page) for assistance with chair positions, screen displays, and font size for PCs in the Library Computer rooms.|
|Assistive technologies||Inspiration mind-mapping software is available on all the PCs in the Computer Rooms on Level 1, Hunter Wing.|
|Furniture and equipment||There are six height adjustable tables in the newly refurbished space. Please ask at the Helpdesk if you need to adjust the height.
A daylight lamp is available on short-loan (4 hours) from the Helpdesk – for use in the Library only.