Jon Chandler (History), Fiona Harvey (SHS); Matt East (Talis)
10 minute talk
At university, conversation around course content is ubiquitous: it is relevant for all disciplines, all institutions, and all students. The pandemic this year highlighted a particular challenge around the close analysis of sources, which is a core principle of teaching practice for many courses in History.
This academic year, the Department of History adopted Talis Elevate, a collaborative annotation tool allowing discussion to take place within content across documents, images, and media. The software has since been adopted more widely in the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. In this session, we will detail the practical application of the tool within our specific pedagogic approaches, provide an overview of the engagement and activity observed, and evaluate the tool for wider application.