Friday, July 8, 2016

Anatomy.TV for Staff

Over the past few months we have been looking at Anatomy.TV and how it can be useful to students in various disciplines. But students are not the only ones who can benefit from using this platform – Anatomy.TV also has a lot to offer to those teaching anatomy!

Create test images for exams or quizzes using the label function in 3D Real-Time! Simply add labels to the structures you want students to identify and then edit using the custom label option. Replace each structure name with underscores to provide students with space to write their answers and save the image to insert it into quizzes or exams! These test images can also be uploaded as learning materials, or inserted into lecture slides for a mid lecture pop quiz. Note: Make sure that the “Images saved with transparency” option is OFF in the settings tab or you will end up with black boxes in your saved image instead of your lovely labels!

Set tasks for students to interact with anatomy structures! Assignments can be as simple as requiring students to pin/label certain structures or as advanced as getting students to create images of structures involved in different pathologies. Students can complete the task, save the resulting custom image, and submit that as proof of their completion.

Use Anatomy.TV content in lecture slides or blended learning platforms! All of the content on Anatomy.TV is available for use in lectures, presentations, study guides, and other learning materials. Download videos, clinical slides, dissection slides, subject text, narrated animations, 3D models, and more. Insert images to illustrate clinical conditions or include annotated diagrams as a visual aide to complex concepts. Staff who are confident with the platform can even perform virtual dissections in the lecture theatre.

Use the Anatomy.TV Faculty section to access Case Studies and Quizzes which can be easily integrated into LearnJCU for students to complete. There are also clinical images, dissection slides, histology slides, and illustrations slides available for download, and narrated animations and functional anatomy animations that can be inserted into any learning materials. Check your settings in the Options tab to determine whether students can see Case Studies and Module and Topic Quizzes when they are browsing the student area of Anatomy.TV.

To learn more about Anatomy.TV and have an expert show you the ropes, make sure you come along to the Anatomy.TV training for staff, academics, and students on Tuesday 12 July! Training sessions run in the morning from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Padua Theatre in Townsville and will be videoconferenced to B001-103 in Cairns.

This is the last of our Anatomy.TV blog series. If you missed any of the previous posts, or just want a refresher, check out the links below.

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