SS509 Class Blogs 2019/2020

Use of class blogs with a large group of students (one blog per student) and multiple module leaders.

Staff instructions: SS509BlogsforInstructors_2019
Student instructions: Your Blog Posts for Semester 1_2019

Optional assessment resources 2018/19

Video showing the workflow:

Template spreadsheet used for creation of the group set: group template-1b6dt0l

SASS widget for dashboard:

Example announcement sent for module options: announcementexample-1sm1lc7

BEWARE: if there is more than one optional assessment in the module, then you need to upload a second version of the spreadsheet and change Column A and Column D – it cannot be the same spreadsheet uploaded again.
For example…group template 2-2gq8g9t

Short and Long Placements – Supervisor Guide for Criminology and Substance Abuse Students

Academic staff contact: Daren Britt
Admin staff contact: Emily Cubitt

All other materials are held in the SS614 area on studentcentral in the Occupational Standard content item.


Student instructions for finding their personal tutor

Admin staff contacts: Sarah Smith, Emily Cubitt


Social Work Site and Materials

Restricted Access – LTAs contact: Fiona, Tucker, Jason and Katie
Academic staff contact: Sarah Wilkins (Brighton)


Link to student guide and videos:

Link to supervisor guide and video:

How to login guide for supervisors: How to log into social work eportfolio-1efsruj

SS449 – How to record podcast audio

Academic staff contact: Laura Harvey

Full instructions for how to install Audacity on a personal computer:

SS430 – How to create academic posters

Making academic posters video [staff and student internal]:

Please login using the same credentials as studentcentral.

A few highlights…

      • Video: Working with text boxes
        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        4m 5s
      • Video: Adding pictures and clip art

        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        6m 26s

      • Video: Aligning objects using guides
        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training

        3m 26s

      • Video: Understanding object layering

        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        2m 56s

      • Video: Creating and formatting charts
        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        4m 48s
      • Video: Creating and formatting tables
        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        4m 8s
      • Video: Exporting the presentation as a PDF or JPEG
        From course: PowerPoint 2016 Essential Training
        2m 31s

Fiona’s top 7 Poster Tips

  1. Size your slide to A1 first – I have included the Powerpoint template in this folder to help (slide setup is found under the “Design” slide)
  2. Make sure that your images are a minimum of 240 – 300 pixels per inch (ppi) to be of a sufficient quality for printing
    How to find out the resolution of image on Windows and Mac (look halfway down this page, ignore the company promoted tool)
  3. Print out smaller proof versions of your poster as you go along. You might like to use the mobile print service for this, so that you can print from your own computer [guide | link to mobile print].
  4. Make sure that you leave enough time for printing (at least 5 working days). Here is link to the information about the university’s print services, based at Moulsecoomb:
  5. Don’t overcrowd your poster. Stick to clear sections, like an essay, but be sure to include supporting images (with correct citation). Here is a nice example of how this should look.
  6. You can find Creative Commons images through CC search filters for Flickr and other services here: and through royalty-free services like Pixabay:
    Here is a short and helpful guide from the library about copyright when using images (although it is about ePortfolios, the same applies to posters):
  7. Remember your colour wheel from high school art? It will come in handy for this project. Here is an interactive colour wheel to help. Cool colours are recessive so they are better for backgrounds and warm colours are dominant so they are better for attention grabbing headings! Steer clear of primary red and primary green for text as these colours present issues for colour blind viewers.

Bonus tip:
Font/type size in the body text sections should be between 24-48pts in sizeHeading font/type size should be between 52-68pts in size
REFERENCING AND CITATION: please see guide below.

Powerpoint 2013 tips slide – a slide recaping key poster tips: A1Slide-1jgzhaw

Wondering about paper sizes?
This page explains it and has a handy converter

WINDOWS: Resize an image

Find Image Resolution: How to find out the resolution of image on Windows and Mac (look halfway down this page, ignore the company promoted tool)

Using Microsoft Paint:

Using Paint.NET (as shown in session):
Open Source option for personally owned computers:

MAC: Resize an image

Find Image Resolution: How to find out the resolution of image on Windows and Mac (look halfway down this page, ignore the company promoted tool)

Using Preview:

Using iPhoto:

Open Source option for personally owned computers:

Referencing and Citing Images


When selecting images to include in your poster, try to use images which clearly provide information about reuse and copyright permissions.

You can find open source images at:

You can find images with licenses which allow reuse using the Creative Commons search tool:

You may also find the library’s libguide on Images helpful:

For VERY high quality signature images try:
NB. These images are extremely high quality, you ideally need to resize them before using them in PowerPoint.

Referencing images in Harvard

To reference an image in Harvard you need to obtain the following information about the image in the order specified.

1. (Optional) you can use figure numbers to identify the pictures/illustrations in the reference section of your poster.

2. Creator’s surname, then initials. If this information is unknown then you can start with the title as per step 4.

3. Year of creation (in brackets) if not known then you can include n.d. (no date) in the brackets

4. Title of image (in italics)

5. Medium [in square brackets] e.g. this is the original format:
[photograph] = a photograph from Flickr for example
[poster] = a image of something which was originally a poster
[image online] = an image of something like an infographic which does not fit any existing definition and would generally exist on the web. A meme would also fit into this example.

6. At URL e.g. the main page where this image can be accessed as opposed to the direct link to the image

7. Accessed on [in square brackets] the date you accessed the image in the month e.g. [Accessed 05 January 2015]

For example:
grumpy cat image

This image would be included in the reference list as:

Figure 1. Heath, I. (2013). Tard the Grumpy Cat. [image online] Available at: [Accessed 05 January 2015]

To cite the image with a label it would be:
Grumpy cat 2
Fig. 1 Tard the Grumpy Cat (2013)

If you aren’t using figure numbers, just leave that bit out. If you were citing the image in your text, you would include in a sentence as follows: “…the Grumpy Cat meme grew in popularity during 2013, with many iterations and adaptations including a version of the cat constructed in Lego bricks (Heath, 2013)”.

This example image is also licensed via Creative Commons, so ideally it is good to include information about that in addition to your Harvard reference – I’d recommend a separate block on your poster for this information. Please note: Creative Commons only applies to photos which are labelled with that kind of license, if you see symbols like this it indicated a Creative Commons license (usually on Flickr or Wikipedia/Wikimedia):
creative commons example You can click on these symbols to see the terms of the reuse license.

So to satisfy the license of an image with a Creative Commons you would include the following information in the block on your poster:

1. “Title”

2. Photographer name

3. What it is e.g. a photo or illustration

4. When it was viewed

5. The author’s main flickr/photo service page: web link (URL)

6. The license type: “is licensed under CC BY 2.0” – this information is shown at the top of the license page

7. A link to license type provided: web link (URL)

So for example for this image:

Bars image

“Behind bars (Explore)” by Maurizio, photograph, viewed 5 January 2015 ( is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 (

Here is more info about best practices for Creative Commons attribution:

SASS Accessibility Tagged Module handbook template

Admin contact: Emily Cubitt


Social Psychology Trading Card Template

Academic contact: Matt Adams


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