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Technology Enhanced Learning workshops in January

Preparing for the assessment period and Spring teaching term? Staff development opportunities from TEL

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To celebrate the new year, TEL have launched a new programme of workshops and webinars taking place over January.

What is this and who is it for?

Technology Enhanced Learning provide advice, training and guidance to staff in the effective use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, assessment and the student experience.

Throughout the year, we provide continued professional development (CPD) opportunities, which are free to attend and open to all staff at the University. Details of the programme and booking onto sessions are available on the Workshops and events page of the Technology Enhanced Learning website.

Here are some of the highlights and recommendations from our programme.

Extend your use of technology in your teaching practice

  • Integrating the best of the web into your Canvas site – find and embed high-quality, interactive tools into your online site.
  • Canvas Quizzes – Quizzes can be great for concept checking, revision and assessment. 

Recommended for new or returning members of staff

  • Canvas Fundamentals – an introduction to the University’s new online study platform.
  • Technology in Teaching Spaces – a practical, hands-on session to introduce you to the technology in seminar rooms and lecture theatres across campus.
  • Marking with Turnitin – learn how to use the various features of Turnitin for producing marks, feedback and checking similarity with text-based assessments. 

Bite-sized online learning for staff

This year TEL are introducing webinars to complement their offering of face-to-face workshops. Webinars are designed to provide a more flexible, bite-sized and accessible offering for those who cannot attend scheduled times or commit to longer sessions. Sessions are delivered online and include a short presentation followed by a discussion. If you book for a webinar you can participate live or catch up with a recording after the session. Each session lasts roughly 30 minutes and will be delivered during lunchtime. Themes for January include Canvas peer assessment, Canvas groups, Poll Everywhere and the Canvas app.

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Last updated: Monday, 7 January 2019