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.

Important Dates This Month:

  • Assessment Week: 3rd to the 6th May
  • Mark Finalisation Deadline: 26th May

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 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


Grades and Feedback

Whether you're looking to learn how to add a mark or the different ways you can provide feedback, this section details a number of possible routes.

Feedback Dashboard

The feedback dashboard allows the tutor to access all the feedback in Canvas (with some exceptions) for an individual student. They can then use this to discuss, with the student, how they might use this feedback to help them improve their future submissions.


A Rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations of achievement. Rubrics are also a way to set up custom or outcome-based assessment criteria for scoring. They are typically comprised of rows and columns.


Turnitin is LJMU's plagiarism detection and text matching tool. It matches any assignment submission against a number of sources, including the internet, a number of journals and other academic institutions. Turnitin can also be used as an online marking system and staff can download submitted work.

From the Blog

External Technology Enhanced Learning Events

Get involved with the HE Technology Enhanced Learning Community, with these two events which are running over the next few weeks.

Vevox Success at Liverpool Business School

Dr Lindsey Gaston Senior Lecturer at the LJMU Business School started using Vevox back in 2017 as a way to create more discussion and a more inclusive environment in his lectures at the Liverpool Business School.

Delivering Sustainable Accessible Digital Learning

Small changes can make big differences for all users. Myself and other members of the Teaching and Learning and Academy recently attended an event run by AbilityNet to understand and apply inclusive and accessible digital practices. The following text summarises the discussion and recommendations suggested by Alistair McNaught and Amy Low during the session.

Canvas Assessment Updates

Canvas have developed some really useful assessment features, take a look at these useful tools.

Canvas and Zoom Accessibility Updates

Both Canvas and Zoom have recently been updated to include some really useful Accessibility features.


Upcoming Training Sessions

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