Supervision blogs - Cardiff University

Introducing D@SH
Digital Academic Supervision Hub
Mike Johnson
Project Manager
This presentation aims to explain…
What D@SH is
Why we’re doing D@SH
Who is supporting D@SH
How to start using D@SH
– Setting up your D@SH record
– Creating new entries, subscribing, etc.
• How D@SH fits into the academic supervision
D@SH - What and why?
• D@SH is for keeping and sharing academic
supervision records electronically
• D@SH keeps these records out of personal email
• D@SH enables a longitudinal view of supervisory
• D@SH is private for students but visible to
academic staff
• D@SH embeds ‘digital literacy’ into the
curriculum as required by University strategy
D@SH - Who and when?
• D@SH is built with Cardiff University centrally
supported systems
• D@SH roll-out is supported and evaluated by
Mike Johnson
• D@SH trialled successfully with the Oman
programme and is now used across the School
D@SH - Where and how?
• Login to Learning Central
• A D@SH module appears in module list
• Select ‘View’
Staff view on entering the
Digital Academic Supervision Hub
Search by student’s name where there
are large numbers.
Click on the name in the list to enter
that student’s D@SH
Note: The student must have at
least opened the D@SH before staff
can add a message. Students yet to
do this are listed in the ‘Unstarted
Assignments box’
Student view on entering the
Digital Academic Supervision Hub
Please note the
subscription and
export options
Students subscribing to D@SH
• Students must subscribe to their D@SH record
to receive email alerts of activity by
• Select ‘Subscribe’
(above the ‘Add New Entry button)
• Tick the box and select ‘Submit’
Example D@SH entry
Click here to
create a new entry
Titles of your entries
• Please use the
module code in
– This helps to identify
what the entry is
about and distinguish
it from the others in
the future
– Titles are included in
email notifications
Posting to D@SH
Type your
message into the
Select the upload
button to add an
Select the Browse
button to locate
your file
Select the ‘Save &
Exit’ button when
you’re done
To display your picture
Adding a picture helps to personalise your use of
the D@SH system
Select ‘Settings’
to add, change or
remove your
profile icon
Tutors please note…
Upload feedback to the intended
– Interruptions may prevent
immediate return of work
– Navigating back to the student’s
D@SH record is time-consuming
Solution: Each D@SH record has a unique Web address.
Record this for navigation later.
Changes for 2014
Academic supervisors
overwhelmed with
email alerts
D@SH did not forward
‘out of office’ email
replies to students
Students notify staff of
new entries to D@SH,
including a link to their
entry in the email.
o Supervision records
all in one place
o Out of office replies
enable students to
take further action
Getting a link to D@SH
Right-click here for the
additional menu…
Select here for the link to your
D@SH record
Adding the link to your email
Adding a space
at the end of
the link should
make it ‘live’
Adding the link to your email
Link to PDF
Help and support
• Userguide and link to narrated PowerPoint is
on front page of the D@SH module
• Tuition in person/email/phone
Mike Johnson
07443 460036

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