Online learning training sessions

Development sessions are being provided to support staff in their transfer to remote and online working and teaching. You can find available sessions below.

Pebblepad

Workbook Basics – (These sessions have been developed to introduce all staff within Schools and Faculties to the basics of using PebblePad)

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Tuesday 9 March 11:00-12 noon Ticket link – Tuesday 9 March, 11-12 noon
Tuesday 9 March 3:00-4:00pm Ticket link – Tuesday 9 March, 3-4pm
Friday 12 March 3:00-4:00pm Ticket link – Friday 12 March, 3-4pm
Tuesday 16 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Tuesday 16 March, 10-11am
Wednesday 17 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Wednesday 17 March, 10-11am
Friday 19 March 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Tuesday 19 March, 2-3pm
Monday 22 March 3:00-4:00pm Ticket link – Monday 22 March, 3-4pm
Friday 9 April 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Friday 9 April, 2-3pm

Beyond the Basics for Workbooks – (The sessions will enable attendees to take using PebblePad Workbooks to the next stage by improving their teaching and learning content for students with more advanced functionality).

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Tuesday 23 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Tuesday 23 March, 10-11am
Thursday 25 March 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Thursday 25 March, 2-3pm

Portfolio Basics – (These sessions will enabe attendees to start using PebblePad portfolios to create and deploy teaching and learning content and materials for students).

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Thursday 11 March 11:00-12 noon Ticket link – Thursday 11 March, 11-12 noon
Friday 12 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Friday 12 March, 10-11am
Thursday 18 March 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Thursday 18 March, 2-3pm
Friday 26 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Friday 26 March, 10-11am
Tuesday 13 April 3:00-4:00pm Ticket link – Tuesday 13 April, 3-4pm

Beyond Basics for Portfolios – (These sessions will enable attendees to take using PebblePad Portfolios to the next stage by improving their teaching and learning content for students with more advanced functionality).

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Wednesday 24 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Wednesday 24 March, 10-11am
Friday 26 March 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Friday 26 March,  2-3pm

Creating Pages, Templates, and Blogs – (These sessions will enable attendees to start using PebblePad templates to create and deploy teaching and learning content and materials for students).

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Wednesday 31 March 10:00-11:00am Ticket link – Wednesday 31 March, 10-11am

Creating Collections – (These sessions will enable attendees to start using PebblePad Collections to organise assets and content whilst developing teaching and learning materials for their students).

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Wednesday 31 March 2:00-3:00pm Ticket link – Wednesday 31 March, 2-3pm

Plan and deliver webinars – Collaborate Ultra

This webinar will introduce staff to Collaborate Ultra to plan and deliver webinars for:

  • Synchronous (real-time) teaching sessions
  • Small group seminars or tutorials
  • Q&A sessions with a small group of students

This will be a 75-minute online session to explore the functionality of Collaborate Ultra to conduct webinars. Participants may stay online after the session for an optional 15 minutes to explore the environment as a Moderator and ask any further technical questions.

By the end of the session you will be better able to:

  • Plan an online session
  • Employ the relevant functionality for your context using tools such as audio, video, chat, polling, whiteboard, file share, breakout groups
  • Consider strategies for effective delivery
Date Time (online session) Ticket
Thursday 10 December 12:30-2:00pm Ticket link – Thursday 10 December, 12:30-2:00pm
Wednesday 13 January 3:00-4:30pm Ticket link – Wednesday 13 January,  3:00-4:30pm

Gradescope

Gradescope is an assessment tool that is particularly useful for assignments that require a handwritten response. This webinar will include a live demonstration of using Gradescope to manage and grade handwritten submissions for assessment, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

On completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of using Gradescope for handwritten responses through a live demonstration
  • Add a Gradescope link within a module
  • Create a Gradescope assignment

Suitable for: All teaching staff – first-time users of Gradescope from set-up to marking.

Date Time (online session) Ticket
Tuesday 30 March 10:30-11:30am Ticket link: Tuesday 30 March, 10:30-11:30am
Wednesday 14 April 11:00-12:00 noon Ticket link: Wednesday 14 April, 11-12 noon
Tuesday 27 April 10:30-11:30am Ticket link: Tuesday 27 April, 10:30-11:30am

Teaching and Learning with Top Hat

In these sessions staff will learn how to:

  • Collaborate and Top Hat how they differ and how to use them together
  • Create folders
  • Upload slides
  • Create questions & discussions
  • Present – using Collaborate and Top Hat for synchronous instruction
  • Assign – asynchronous instruction
  • Minerva – resources.
Date Time (online session) Ticket
Tuesday 16 February 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link – Tuesday 16 February, 3:45-4:45pm
Thursday 18 February 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Thursday 18 February, 3:15-4:15pm
Tuesday 16 March 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link -Tuesday 16 March, 3:45-4:45pm
Thursday 25 March 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Thursday 25 March, 3:15-4:15pm
Monday 19 April 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link – Monday 19 April, 3:45-4:45pm
Wednesday 28 April 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Wednesday 28 April, 3:15-4:15pm

Top Hat for Assessment

Suitable for: This event is suitable for academic staff and PGRs who teach, and SES staff who help set up assessments.

Duration: 45 Minutes

  • Creating questions
  • Creating a non-monitored test
  • Creating a test using pages
  • Assigning the test to students – what it looks like for students and professors
  • Introducing the Concierge Service
  • Best practice
Date Time (online session) Ticket
Tuesday 26 January 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Tuesday 26 January, 3:15-4:15pm
Wednesday 3 February 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link – Wednesday 3 February, 3:45-4:45pm
Wednesday 3 March 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link – Wednesday 3 March, 3:45-4:45pm
Tuesday 30 March 3:45-4:45pm Ticket link – Tuesday 30 March, 3:45-4:45pm

Top Hat for Assessment – Setting up and invigilating monitored live tests

Suitable for: This event is suitable for academic staff and PGRs who teach, and SES staff who help set up assessments. Top Hat can be used to deliver synchronous and synchronous tests to students. Most of the question types can be autograded.

Pre-requisite: Top Hat for Assessment

Duration: 45 Minutes

  • Understanding the monitored test settings
  • Pre-test check list (disabling gradebook, communicating with students etc.)
  • Assigning the test to students – what it looks like for students and professors
  • How to read the monitoring report during the assessment
  • Troubleshooting and best practice
Date Time (online session) Ticket
Thursday 11 February 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Thursday 11 February, 3:15-4:15pm
Thursday 11 March 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Thursday 11 March, 3:15-4:15pm
Tuesday 13 April 3:15-4:15pm Ticket link – Tuesday 13 April, 3:15-4:15pm

Using Teams for student-centered Active Learning

These sessions will demonstrate some of the ways that Microsoft Teams can be used to provide learning activities.

Demonstration of MS Teams includes:

  • How to link a Class Team from Minerva
  • How to develop asynchronous learning activities that can be used in Teams
  • Introduction to Class Notebook

This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Check back for new dates coming soon.

Blackboard Webinar Training Series: Remote Instruction from Basics to Advanced

There are a series of free webinars available to help staff with the transition to remote teaching. We are currently supporting topic 3: ‘Getting started with Blackboard Collaborate’. Register to find out more.

Online marking and feedback for written submissions in Turnitin

The drop-in sessions have been cancelled due to low demand. However, if you are interested in attending a future drop-in session please email the People Development team.