We’ve pulled together a helpful list of new and existing resources for colleagues preparing for semester 2. There are lots of quick tips, ideas from colleagues as well as guides, courses and webinars.
Getting ready for semester 2 digest
An easily skimmable digest of ideas, resources and useful links covering Canvas, assessment, synchronous online sessions and more.
Get ideas and inspiration from colleagues who have generously shared how they redesigned and delivered teaching in Semester 1. You can read about what has worked in their short accounts on our effective practice database.
See how modules have been redesigned, how fieldtrips have gone virtual and how lots of achievable ideas have kept students engaged.
View and book onto available webinars. We know time is short, so we are adding digests to the webinar listings to make it easy for you to pick up key messages from the sessions. New webinars include Digital Polling and NUIT will be offering some revamped Zoom sessions.
We have an ongoing programme of Canvas webinars and have updated and extended the Canvas Orientation course. These will be vital for colleagues new to teaching this year. Remember too that all staff and students can pose questions to Canvas 24/7 support.
Flexible Learning Online Course
All colleagues also have access to the Flexible Learning 2020 Canvas course which articulates changes needed under the Education Resilience Framework.
Join a Community
Share ideas, ask questions and find out more from your colleagues
You might be interested in the Zoom Community, Teams Community, Canvas Community and Numbas Users.
NUTELA (Newcastle University Technology Enhanced Learning Advoates) and Newcastle Educators also run regular practice sharing sessions and have Teams sites that you can join.
Visit the Digital Learning Site
We continue to improve the guides and resources on the Digital Learning Site and have noted important changes in the site’s newsfeed.
Get in touch
Let us know if there are any other resources you would find helpful or if you would like to share some of your teaching practice. You can get in touch at LTDS@ncl.ac.uk .