The challenges of online learning – supporting your students:
useful guidance on what to bear in mind when designing online teaching resources to ensure your students get the most out of them.

Moving to Online Teaching:
A quick guide of things to consider before developing new online resources.

Short courses in teaching online:
a selection of short courses and relevant articles on moving to online teaching.

Creating Content

Recording new lecture material :
information on Bb Collaborate and alternative methods of screen capture to record new lecture content, including VoiceThread for online audiovisual assignments for individuals and groups.

Sharing previous year’s lecture recordings :
information about making previous year’s lecture recordings visible to students.

Repurposing previous years’ lecture recordings by editing them:
information on using OpenShot to edit or take clips from previous podcasts.

Running live lab and tutorial sessions online :
information on videoconferencing tool Zoom, and how to create a DIY visualiser.

Online lab resources:
information on this page includes a list of external interactive resources for a variety of subject areas that you can integrate into your own teaching, or take inspiration from to create your own.


Communicating with students :
information on using Blackboard discussion forums, announcements and emails.

Communicating with staff :
information on videoconferencing tools Skype for Business and Zoom.

Monitoring student engagement :
ways you can check that your students are connecting with your online materials using Blackboard tools.


Tests for formative assessment :
information on using Blackboard tests for formative assessment and encouraging student engagement.

Assignments :
information on setting up assignments in Turnitin and in Blackboard, marking procedures, and how to deliver feedback online.

Examinations :
There will be no on-campus exams for the current semester (Semester 2 Spring Summer 2020). Formative assessments will be presented online for students.


How to contact the eLearning Team

If you require specific support for something not covered above, please contact the team members directly.

Department eLearning Support T&L Enhancement Lead
CEAS Lynn Cullimore Bernard Treves Brown
COMP SCI Stuart Anderson Andrea Schalk
EES Phil Boulton Vicky Coker
MACE Dan Jagger John Broderick
CHEMISTRY Sharon Gardner Nick Weise
EEE Steve Davies Geoff Rubner
MATHS Ryan McGeown Louise Walker
MATERIALS Sarah Hewitt Chamil Abeykoon – MATS SCI
PHYSICS Sian Roughley Niels Walet
Online Teaching – what resources can I use?

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