Teaching Online Staff Development

This is a list of online staff development sessions to support the delivery of teaching online, including recordings of past sessions you can watch when you want. The Digital Learning team will add to the list of sessions on an ongoing basis, please feel free to email us any topic suggestions. There is no need to book, just click on the link at the scheduled time to join the session. We recommend you use Google Chrome browser to access the links as Internet Explorer may not work. Outside of the scheduled sessions, you can get support in our drop-in room (staffed 9-5 Monday-Friday) or via email at digitallearning@shu.ac.uk

Support for Online Assessments

These drop-in sessions will have assessment experts on hand to answer any queries about online assessments that you may have about redesigning, setting up, marking and providing feedback, and inclusivity for online assessments.
28 April 11:00-12:00
29 April 11:30-12:30
30 April 12:00-13:00
1 May 12:30-13:30

Student engagement with online learning

This session will introduce a range of tools and approaches to both foster and measure how students are engaging with online learning. Additionally, the session will explore how to obtain feedback from students on their online learning experience. 

Recorded session (watch now)

Blackboard Tests (MCQs) for exams 

This session will demonstrate how Blackboard can be used to deliver exams using multiple choice and other objective questions. Advice will be given on authoring questions, setting and deploying the exam, and supporting students.

Recorded session (watch now)

Teaching online: Blackboard Collaborate basics

This session will introduce Blackboard Collaborate, a webinar tool integrated with Blackboard which can be used to deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials online. Available sessions:

Recorded session (watch now) | Guide to Collaborate

Teaching online: Zoom basics

This session will introduce Zoom, an online webinar tool which can be used to deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials online. All staff now have access to the Pro version of Zoom (as of 20 March). Available sessions:

Recorded session (watch now)Guide to using Zoom

Online Collaborative working: Google Drive, Office 365, Bb Discussion Boards

This session will introduce a range of tools which can be useful for collaborative working online. These tools are asynchronous, meaning all users don't have to be on at the same time to use them. Available sessions:

Recorded session (watch now)

Pre-recording lectures and other content

This session will introduce making a screencast, or short recorded video of what you do on your computer screen, using a tool called Screencast-o-Matic. Screencasts can be useful for making recordings for your Blackboard sites that students can view in their own time. Available sessions:

Recorded session (watch now)