Digital tools

Microsoft Teams

Engaging learners in a VLE

In this video, Chris Wilde (Salford City College), showcases some of the recent good practice in using VLE as a landing page for improved engagement with blended learning.

Subject-specific migration to Teams Assignments

In this video, Bertin Speaks (Trafford College Group) shares his experience of using a marking rubric within Microsoft Teams.

Plumbing Apprentices’ use of a VLE

In this video, Ian Hall (Bolton College) shares his experience of using Microsoft Teams as a VLE, and of creating and integrating content from other platforms such as Google Sites and Iorad.

Using VLE assignment tool features for formative assessment in Engineering

Louise Sheldrake (Hopwood Hall College) shares her experience of using the assignment tool in It’s Learning and Microsoft Forms.

Effective classroom questioning techniques

In this video, Julie Milner (Trafford College Group), shares her experiences of using digital tools to question students.

Microsoft Teams and OneNote

In this video, Stacey Foy (Digital and Blended Learning Champion at The Manchester College) asks learners about their experiences of using Microsoft Teams and OneNote.

Microsoft Office

Using Microsoft Forms and Teams to support listening competencies

In this video, Suad Kelkal from The Manchester College explains how she has used Microsoft Teams and Forms to help ESOL learners develop listening competencies.

MS Office – Digital Skill development

In this video, Rhiannon Hayes from Wigan and Leigh College explains how Microsoft Learn is up-skilling staff.

As one of the most commonly used software packages across the globe, employers in a variety of industries expect candidates to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and it’s related applications. These technologies are deployed within the college environment, but a number of skills gaps exist amongst learners when using key software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. This supported experiment seeks to identify the impact of digital skills development relating to the Microsoft Office suite of applications, in relation to developing learner confidence, employability and quality of work produced.

BookWidgets and Google Classroom

Tools for online speaking and listening

In this video, Eve Sheppard, an ESOL tutor and Digital and Blended Learning Champion at Oldham College, shares her experiences of using BookWidgets and Google Classroom to support students’ development of speaking and listening skills, online.



Using Flipgrid in ESOL

Saima Hanif (Hopwood Hall College) shares her experience of using FlipGrid for teaching, learning and assessment.

NAC Sport

Video tagging software

Paul Mather (Digital and Blended Learning Champion) explains how NACSport is being used to enhance teaching, learning and assessment at Tameside College.


The link between DBLC and Management

In this video, James Brabin and Jim Parker discuss supported experiments and their impact at Wigan and Leigh College.


Collaborative learning

In this video, Janet Clare (Trafford College Group) shares her experience of using Padlet as a platform for collaborative learning.

Planet eStream

Blended learning and digital tools used in HE

In this video, Giles Bennett from Salford City College University Centre discusses supported experiments involving:

  • Foundation Degree (Year 2 Level 5) Creative and Media Production
  • Foundation Degree (Year 2 Level 5)  and BA (Hons) Media Make-Up Artistry
  • RSL Creative Music Level 2 and 3


Use of Wakelet in ESOL

In this video, Kasia Korseniowska (Bolton College), explains how she is using Wakelet with ESOL.

See an example of a Wakelet for Entry 3 ESOL