Technology Enhanced Learning at Sussex

Workshops and courses

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) provides professional development opportunities for staff on the effective use of technology to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

All events are free to attend and available to all members of staff. Our programme of workshops and courses is updated regularly with dates for repeated and new sessions. Select the titles below to view descriptions, details and booking information for each of the events.

Workshops

Face-to-face sessions delivered on campus and lead by learning technologists.

Canvas Fundamentals

Times & date(s): various (see registration page)

This interactive session introduces staff to the University's new virtual learning environment Canvas. The session provides attendees with an overview of the new platform and an opportunity to start working on existing course content.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Canvas overview
  • Orientation and navigation
  • Help & Support
  • Content creation and management

This workshop represents an essential introduction to the new Canvas VLE and forms the basis for follow up training as required by individual Schools/staff members.

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Marking with Turnitin

Times & date(s): 

  • 28th May 10:00-12:00
  • 14th June 14:00-16:00

Recommended for staff who are new to using Turnitin - the software used by the university for submitting and marking text-based assessments. This workshop will enable participants to produce marks and feedback in Canvas using the Turnitin software; discuss and evaluate the appropriate use of the different features of Turnitin for providing effective feedback; examine Turnitin similarity reports and interpret the meaning of matching sources and text

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Marking with Speedgrader

Times & date(s): 

  • 30th May 14:00-16:00
  • 5th June 10:00-12:00

Recommended for staff who are using the ‘Canvas Online’ e-submission route or who would like to set up formative assessments in Canvas. This workshop will enable participants to produce marks and feedback in Canvas using Canvas’ SpeedGrader tool and discuss and evaluate the appropriate use of the different features of SpeedGrader for providing effective feedback.

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Webinars

Sessions are delivered online and include a short presentation followed by discussion. Recordings of webinars will be available for 14 days and only available to those who have signed up before the event.

Marking with Turnitin (Webinar)

Times & date(s): 24th May 12:00-12:30

Recommended for staff who are new to using Turnitin - the software used by the university for submitting and marking text-based assessments. This workshop will enable participants to produce marks and feedback in Canvas using the Turnitin software; discuss and evaluate the appropriate use of the different features of Turnitin for providing effective feedback; examine Turnitin similarity reports and interpret the meaning of matching sources and text.

Register

Marking with Speedgrader (Webinar)

Times & date(s): 10th June 12:00-12:30

Recommended for staff who are using the ‘Canvas Online’ e-submission route or who would like to set up formative assessments in Canvas.

This workshop will enable participants to produce marks and feedback in Canvas using Canvas’ SpeedGrader tool and discuss and evaluate the appropriate use of the different features of SpeedGrader for providing effective feedback.

Register

Please note: If you encounter any issues booking onto a course please contact: tel@sussex.ac.uk

Seminars

Coming soon

Active learning network events

The Active Learning Network is a group of people from around the world who share an interest in active approaches to learning.

Active learning summer conference

Time & date(s): Tuesday 11th June 09:00-16:00

Join us for the 3rd Active Learning Conference sponsored by SONY Professional! We have a packed day of workshops, interactive presentations and lightning talks to highlight some of the amazing active learning being undertaken in our institutions.

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Active learning monthly discussions

Time & date(s): First Friday of the month during teaching periods

Regular events which allow people in your context to explore pedagogical development and innovation.

For more information see the Active Learning Network events page.

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