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Hello and welcome to the Teaching Continuity Support page. As part of UCL's teaching continuity efforts we have recommended a range of tools for specific activity types.

The purpose of this page is to curate how-to videos to help you use those tools effectively. This page is laid out to reflect the activity groupings given on the Moving to online teaching and supervison web page.

Tips for Teaching Online

This video (32 minutes) provides a practical guide to teaching online and gives useful advice for teachers and students. Thanks for Dr Zachary Walker from UCL Institute of Education for making and sharing this video.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Marking 24 Hour exams

The move to online 24 hour assessments that replace traditional exams leads to a challenge for those that have to grade and mark the work. There are a number of ways that this can be done.

The menu options are:

  • Markers review the scripts and mark or annotate them using Turnitin Feedback Studio
  • Digital Education will provide PDF copies of scripts for departments to annotate using PDF annotation software on a computer or tablet device.
  • Markers review the scripts using Turnitin Feedback Studio, but keep a ‘marker file’ or notes and comments on the marking process.
  • Markers print the scripts and mark them, then scan them for storage or keep them for return to the department on paper.

For up to date information and guidance on marking 24 hour exams please see the Digital Education blog post: Marking 24 hour exams.

Turnitin Feedback Studio

If you want to know if this method is for you, you can watch a short video demo or  try marking up an example paper provided by Turnitin. A video tailored to UCL’s 24 hour exam process is given below. This video has captions.

Annotation using PDF documents

Where you annotation needs are more sophisticated, or you want to 'write' on the paper using a graphics tablet or a tablet and pencil/stylus, then this option may suit you better.

Upon notification (notification form) Digital Education will supply your department with PDF copies of the students' work, uploaded to a OneDrive account set up by your department.

For this to happen, Exam Liaison Officers / Teaching Administrators will need to set up a OneDrive folder and notify Digital Education that they wish to have PDF copies of the files. We have a video tutorial (with captions) on this process below.

Marking on an iPad using OneDrive

Many staff have reported using an iPad with Apple Pencil or an Android tablet with a stylus to be a very effective marking tool. The Microsoft OneDrive app supports both platforms and provides rapid access to scripts and some annotation tools as shown in the video below (which also has captions). The OneDrive app is free, and connects to your UCL OneDrive account via Single Sign On.

There's further guidance from Microsoft on each individual annotation tool.

Marking on a PC or Surface Pro using Microsoft Drawboard PDF

Microsoft Drawboard PDF is a very comprehensive annotation tool, but is only available for Windows 10 and is really designed to be used with a Surface Pro or a desktop with a graphics tablet. Dewi Lewis from UCL Chemistry has produced a video (cpillustrating the annotation tools available and how to mark a set of files easily.

The evidence about marking online

In this video Dr Mary Richardson, Associate Professor in Educational Assessment at the IOE, gives a guide to how online marking can differ from paper-based marking and offers some tips for those new to online marking. The video has captions.

Digital Academic Content


This video (5 minutes) gives five tips for adding extra content and activities to your Moodle course.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Moodle Quizzes

This video shows the process for setting up a Moodle Quiz for formative assessments.

This video has captions and a transcript

More information is availble in the UCL Moodle Staff Guide.

Interactivity Tools

In this recording of a drop-in session there is a demonstration and discussion of the interactivity tools Mentimeter, H5P and the Echo360 polls. Since this recording was made it is now possible to embed Echo360 polls into recordings at specified time points.

This video lasts approximately 35minutes and is a recording of a session delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. This recording has captions and a transcript.

Inidivudal sections of this recording can now be viewed, see below.

For more information see:


A transcript and captions to follow shortly.


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Online Lectures

Lecturecast Explainer

Some of the language used within Lectuercast can be quite confusing. This video (17mins) explains what Lecturecast is and what the different terms mean.

Lecturecast Universal Capture Personal

This video (10 minutes)takes you through the process of recording lectures or content using your own computer and the Lecturecast Universal Capture software. Thanks to Ian Calder, UCL School of Management, for giving us permission to use this video.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Further information is available from the Lecturecast Resource Centre.

Uploading content and editing in Lecturecast

This video (11 minutes) created by Medical Sciences takes you through the process of uploading content to Lecturecast, making simple video edits and adding interactive tasks to presentations. A transcript and captions are availble.

Sharing Lecturecast Content

This set of 3 short videos show you how to:

  • Create a link between Moodle and Lecturecast
  • Share a recording from your Lecturecast Library to a Course
  • Link to individual recordings in a Lecturecast Coourse from Moodle

Creating a link between Moodle and Lecturecast

View the transcript.

Sharing content from your Library to a Course

View the transcript.

Creating a link to an individual Leacturecast recording from Moodle

View the transcript.

Recording your iPad screen for Lecturecast

This video (11 minutes) takes you through the process of using your iPad to record on-screen content and uploading it to Lecturecast. Thanks to Ian Calder, UCL School of Management, for giving us permission to use this video.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Making a video from a PowerPoint with audio

This video (11 minutes) shows you how to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and record an audio narration on each slide. This can then be exported as a video file, which can be imported into Moodle, Lecturecast or Media Central.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Compressing video files using Handbrake

This video (7 minutes) demonstrates how to compress video files using the open-source software Handbrake. This can be used with all videos, but is particularly useful where making narrated PowerPoint videos (see above) produces large file sizes. Such videos can often be compressed to around a quarter of their original size with minimal loss of quality.

Captions and a transcript will follow shortly.

Online Seminars and Group Study

Blackboard Collaborate

This video (17 minutes) shows how to set up a Blackboard Collaborate room within Moodle and use it for a live seminar or teaching event. Thanks to Ian Calder, UCL School of Management, for giving us permission to use this video.

This video has captions and a transcript.

Further information is available in the Blackboard Collaborate Resource Centre.

How to use Blackboard Collaborate in your teaching and learning practice

This video (26 minutes) from Lauren Clark, UCL Institute of Education, discusses how the MA in Education programme uses Collaborate to teaching both local and distance students. Lauren offers some ideas for teaching practice and hints and tips for running successful teaching events.

This video has captions and a transcript

Blackboard Collaborate Student Guide

This video (10 minutes) explains to students what BB Collaborate is and how to use it as a participant and a presenter. This video has captions and a transcript.


This set of videos has been created to assist those teaching with Zoom. These videos are available to everyone within UCL. Captions and transcripts are available.

Zoom roles (6 mins)

Creating Zoom meetings via Moodle (10 mins)

Pre-assigning breakout groups and creating polls (7 mins)

Running a Zoom meeting and managing participants (10 mins)

Obtaining poll and attendance reports for Zoom meetings (4 mins)

Remote Tutoring and Supervision

ISD has produced this video which explains a number of tools available for remote working. This includes Microsoft Office365 tools such as email, calendar, OneDrive and Teams and use of the virtual private network (VPN) and Desktop@UCL Anywhere for accessing central systems and software.

This video has captions.

More information on using MS Teams can be found on the UCL Microsoft Teams Support Site.


Creating Accessible LaTeX Documents for the Stem Disciplines

In this recording of an online workshop Jim Tyson from the Digital Skills Development team covers the basic techniques required to meet UCL's standard for accessible documents using LaTeX including mathematics. This recording also contains discussion with LaTeX users across UCL. A transcript is available. For ongoing disucssion and support please join the UCL LaTeX User Group on MS Teams.

Alternative Assessments

Blogs and portfolios

UCL Reflect

UCL Reflect is UCL's blogging service for teaching and learning. This set of 6 short videos are a brief overview of what the service is for and how to use it.

More information about Reflect can be found in the Reflect Blogging Resource Centre.

Video assignments

Video assignments can be submitted via Moodle using the Echo360 plugin for Moodle assignments.

Moodle Video Assignment: Staff Guide

This short video shows how to create and review / grade video assignments in Moodle. This video has captions. A transcript is available via Media Central.

Moodle Video Assignment: Student Guide

This short video deminstrates how to submit a video assignment via Moodle. This video has captions. A transcript is available via Media Central.

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