We’ve refreshed our Inspera support guidance materials on the Learning and Teaching site, where you will now find links to our new range of webinars and marking how-to videos. We will continue to expand our online guidance resources over the summer.
Ideas and Inspiration, Flexible Learning 2020
Find out more about what colleagues and students have been working on in some of the Flexible Learning case studies and resources.
Social spaces for students
This online resource will provide you with examples of how to use social spaces for students in a digital virtual environment. The resource includes documents highlighting examples of practice and how to use them. As well as cases studies from our university and other institutions taking you through what has worked well and what to maybe avoid.
Canvas tips and favourite features
Hear from academic and professional services colleagues who share some of their Canvas tips, favourite features and positive feedback from students.
Read more on the Digital Learning website
Synchronous online sessions
Top tips from the Academic Practice Team.
The team cover how they planned synchronous sessions, how they used them to build community, and what they did to keep these Zoom teaching sessions engaging and accessible.
Peer assisted learning
Carrie, a peer assisted learning leader, chats with Zoe, a student, to share the challenges and successes of moving to online learning.
Hear more about the Language Resource Centre PAL Scheme.
New resources and support for teaching online
Maintaining Student Engagement Workshop
In this 60-minute workshop, we will explore together ideas for how you can engage students in online learning including:
• Some dos and don’ts of online learning;
• Methods for setting expectations;
• Alternatives to lectures;
• Keeping students engaging with you and each other;
• Keeping students involved week-to-week.
Considerations for teaching and studying with poor internet
Colleagues and students alike may well be affected by slow or variable internet connections which in turn will make many aspects of online teaching and learning troublesome.
More control over your content in Microsoft 365
We’ve just rolled out a new way you can control how your students and colleagues interact with content stored in Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365). Module and community enrolments now appear as Security Groups in Microsoft 365. You can use these groups to apply permissions to content or add members to a Microsoft Team.
Find out more about these updates to Microsoft 365.
New Online Training Course for Personal Tutors
A new online course, An Introduction to Personal Tutoring, is now available on Canvas.
Existing webinars and resources
Colleagues have been taking part in webinars and online courses over the last few months and we are continuing to run a lot of our more popular sessions. Find out more about webinars, drop-ins and online courses.
An extensive range of guides and further resources are available on the Digital Learning site.
You can now book onto one hour webinars which will cover the core functionality and exciting new features of Canvas, providing colleagues with the skills and knowledge to set up their Canvas courses ready for the 2020/21 academic year. All sessions are available to book on Elements.
You can find details of sessions below and further information and resources are available at services.ncl.ac.uk/digitallearning/canvas/colleagues/ (including answers to Canvas FAQs) and on NUConnect.
A one hour introduction suitable for all staff.
Begin your Canvas journey with this workshop which will explain how to navigate the key areas of Canvas and how to utilise Canvas to provide engaging learning materials and communicate with students.
Canvas PS session
For Professional Service colleagues who will be responsible for supporting Canvas in their academic unit.
Find out more with these webinars
You will learn about:
- How students interact with Canvas when submitting assignments.
- The Canvas Assignment tool and Turnitin Assignments and the differences between them.
- How to decide what the most appropriate option will be for the assignment(s) you are setting up.
You will learn:
- How students interact with Canvas when completing quizzes.
- How to use the powerful quizzes functionality within Canvas. You will see the wide range of question types available and the extensive feedback made possible by the Canvas Rich Content Editor.
More dates to come
We know that the demands on colleagues mean that many may not be able to engage with the training opportunities at this time. The team will be offering a comprehensive programme of webinars throughout the summer, so we hope that if you wish to participate in a webinar you will be able to do so at a time that fits with all your other commitments.
You can also find out more about the range of self help resources available on the Canvas website.
For any queries get in touch at Canvas@ncl.ac.uk
The new Learning and Teaching Development Programme for 2018/19 is now available.
Whether you are wanting to try something new in your teaching, get the most out of technologies or explore opportunities for development, there should be a session for you .
The workshops and webinars are available on elements (you can log in with your usual Newcastle login) and include sessions for academic and professional services staff.
View the sessions using the categories above or get in touch if you would like advice on workshops for your role, or if you have any ideas for a bespoke workshop LTDS@ncl.ac.uk
Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash Education Academy, Monash University, Australia and Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC-Education, University of New South Wales, Australia will be hosting a series of webinars over the coming months focusing on transforming assessment with topics such as digital literacy, written and audio feedback and blended simulation-based learning. Take a look at the further details below. Continue reading “Transforming Assessment Webinars”