To celebrate 200 years of excellence in education at the University of Manchester and to usher in our future Central Learning Environment by 2025, the eLearning team will be releasing a series of events and resources aimed at improving digital education in the faculty.

Join us throughout the 23–24 academic year as we look into new and upcoming technologies, take a deep dive into the excellent teaching and learning we have already, learn how to plan courses that students can excel within and prepare for our next adventure as our Digital Estate transforms.

Expression of Interest – LAMS and TBL

We are now welcoming expressions of interest from teaching staff who may wish to make use of the LAMS software within FBMH. Please fill in the form below, and a member of the team will be in touch.

Archived Resources and Events

Session Recording: Live Interactive Assessment – Nearpod and TBL

In this session, we explored tools for facilitating live in-class assessments for large student cohorts. The session kicked off with insights into Nearpod and its potential as an interactive presentation tool. Academic colleague, Helen Jopling, also shared how she used Nearpod for flipped learning, enhancing engagement during Zoom teaching sessions.

The second half of the session covered the Team-Based Learning (TBL) approach facilitated using LAMS, a tool that has been gaining popularity in our faculty. Michael Smith, a familiar face in the Digital Discovery Series, discussed how he used it to deliver large-scale blended learning sessions in his role as a lecturer.

Software Showcase Recording: PeerScholar

In January, we explored the transformative potential of PeerScholar for purpose of active blended learning and peer assessment. This academic event is tailored to educators, researchers, and staff keen on enhancing their teaching methodologies within higher education using cutting-edge software.

The eLearning Christmas Advent Calendar

Back in December, we released our very own digital advent calendar. Behind each of the 25 windows, you will find tips, tricks, hints and more – all centered around the world of digital learning tools.

But who says that advent calendars are just for Christmas? To take a look back, just follow the link below.

Boo-st Your Skills: A Halloween Guide to E-Learning Support

As we stepped into autumn, we took the time to consider what some of our staff’s biggest teaching fears are. We settled on struggling students, lacklustre lecture content, and disappointing unit evaluation scores. We conjured up a Halloween-themed video to show you how to access our support and, most importantly, help banish your worst nightmares for good!