Lino: Sticky and Photo Sharing

What is it? lino logo

Lino is an online bulletin board service in which sticky notes can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, photos and videos.

What can it be used for?

Lino can be used for various activities such as planning and research, sharing ideas with colleagues and classmates and for posting reflections. During lectures, Lino can be used to post questions to students for them to respond to in real-time. Similarly, students can post questions on Lino around any areas they are unclear about, class discussions and group work.
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What are its useful features?

Free version available.
Unlimited number of canvases.
Take notes anywhere – home, office or mobile.
App available for iOS and Android devices.
Share files, post photos and videos.
Set due dates on your stickies and receive email reminders.
Multiple users can edit the same canvas – great for group work and class discussions.

To find out more about Lino, visit:
Frequently asked questions can be found here:

Many of you are already utilising Padlet for your online sticky note needs but for anyone looking for an alternative solution, give Lino a go and let us know what you think!


Introducing our new Academic Learning Technologist

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I’m delighted to announce that Nisha Sharif has been appointed as our new Academic Learning Technologist. You may have already come across Nisha who has been working in the team as e-learning advisor for the past 16 months dealing with the team emails and generally keeping us organised. After a very competitive recruitment process, Nisha will now take up her new role and will be supporting academics and students in using Blackboard, PebblePad, Turnitin and all the other learning technologies provided by the team.

With a background in creative digital media, Nisha is keen to work with academic staff wishing to create interactive learning materials or screencasts. The team have access to authoring software which can help build professional learning objects so if you have an idea of a resource you would like to develop but don’t know where to start, please get in touch with Nisha who can work collaboratively with you to help develop your idea.

You can contact Nisha at or via twitter @lttu_uw

Collaborate Feedback Panel

The Collaborate Feedback panel is great for obtaining general feedback from your students during your webinar.

feedback panelYou can use this to gauge how your session is going and how well your students are following you. It is also one way of carrying out quick polling with the “Agree” and “Disagree” options.

You can get to the feedback panel by clicking on your profile picture next to the microphone option.



There are also a couple of really useful keyboard shortcuts –    ALT + M for enabling your microphone and ALT + C for turning on your webcam.

Collaborate Settings Cog


You can add a profile picture to your Collaborate profile to help create a learner community. It is a good idea to encourage your students to do the same. In order to do this click on your profile picture placeholder from within the “Settings Cog” icon.profil pic


You can either upload an existing picture or take a picture with your webcam while logged in to Collaborate.

Microsoft Forms

formslogoIf you want to carry out a quick survey or poll with your students or with other members of staff you could consider using Microsoft Forms. This is one of the apps that is supplied as part of your One Drive for Business package by the University.



formsWith Microsoft Forms you can quickly and easily create a poll or survey and see the results available as soon as users respond. You can collaboratively share the poll and results with other staff members and you can deploy the poll via a link in an email or embed the form directly into a Blackboard course or other webpage. Microsoft Forms is fully responsive and works great on both desktop and mobile browsers.

Classroom Voting System – Survey


As part of our ongoing service evaluation we’re currently reviewing our provision for classroom voting software. If you use, or are interested in using this technology in your teaching could you please take 5 minutes to complete this very quick survey so we can gather some feedback on staff requirements.

Please click here to take the survey

If you have any more detailed feedback about the use of voting tools please feel free to contact us at