Learning Technology@LJMU

Staff Guide: Things to think about this month


You'll find lots of other timely information listed on this page to help you with online teaching and learning. Whether you're looking for more information to help you with Zoom, or are looking to add your assignments to your course, check out our recent blog posts for up to date information.

A-Z of Tools

Browse our A-Z of tools for particular help guides and other resources.

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LJMU instructors to create a virtual classroom experience using Zoom. You can record lectures and seminars, and it is fully integrated with Canvas for a an accessible experience for both staff and students. Learn how to schedule Zoom sessions in your course.

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Help and Support

Canvas experts are available 24/7 to help you with your Canvas queries. Click on the help icon in the Canvas menu when you are logged in to either speak to someone or chat online.

The Teaching and Learning Academy are also available to answer your queries. Please raise a ticket via helpme.ljmu.ac.uk

Useful Guides



Whether you're looking to learn how to create an assignment or set up a new quiz the following guides will help get you started.


Quizzes in Canvas are assignments that can be used to challenge student understanding and assess comprehension of course materials.


BuddyCheck is an easy to use peer evaluation tool within Canvas. It allows students to evaluate each team member’s performance in a group activity, as well as self-assessment.


Panopto is a simple, easy and flexible video recording and management system.

From the Blog

Vevox Updates

The login process for Vevox has recently changed.

December 2020 Learning Technology Updates

Take a look at the recent updates to Canvas and Panopto.

New Feedback Dashboard

The Teaching and Learning Academy have worked with Academic Staff and JMSU to create a system within Canvas that aggregates an individual student’s electronic feedback into a single Feedback Dashboard.

Keep Learning With Canvas (Students)

This post focuses on core Canvas functionality that is available to help you with your learning.

Keep Teaching with Canvas (Staff)

This post focuses on core Canvas functionality that is available to all staff .

Online Learning - What's Working?

‘What’s working?’ provides an outline of key issues raised in cross-institutional student feedback from the the BluePulse Survey.

Zoom - Why Webcams are Important

It can be disheartening and demotivating to teach a row of blank screens, but we know that many students prefer not to turn their camera on during online classes. Read our article to find out how to increase engagement.

Tips for Using breakout rooms

The following tips may help you to manage and make best use of break out rooms to support teaching and learning, as well as encouraging interaction between students and with staff.


Upcoming Training Sessions

The Teaching and Learning Academy run a number of training opportunities, click on the above link to see upcoming sessions.