Upcoming Staff Training Events

From face-to-face workshops on creating interactive resources in Mentimeter, through to online sessions on Turnitin, we’ve got something for anyone who is looking to improve their digital teaching capabilities in FBMH.

PeerScholar
22/02

Following on from our Digital Discovery Series session, this F2F training event will help get you up and running on PeerScholar, our brand new tool for peer assessment.

Camtasia
06/03

A ‘hands-on’ training session where we guide you through using Camtasia to create effective educational videos that enhance student learning and engagement.

Getting your Campus Solutions Data Ready | 06/03

Join us online as we discuss how Campus Solutions communicates with Blackboard, why things might go wrong and how to activate BB courses ahead of start of year.

Turnitin
13/03

Suitable for both academic and PS staff, we’ll cover just about everything you need to know about TurnItIn, from assessment set up, through to marking and similarity checking.

Mentimeter
17/04: Online
18/06: Face-to-face

Bring interactivity to your lectures and classrooms with this UoM supported tool. Polling and interactive questions are covered in this session.

Can’t find the training that you’re looking for?

Some of our training sessions run at particular times of the year, or when there’s a particular demand for it. If there’s a course you’d like to join in the future, sign up to our waiting list.


Self-Led Training

Developed and curated over several years, our asynchronous training guides will help you get up to speed on online teaching best practice, how to use our supported tools and deliver teaching excellence to your students.

Blackboard

We have a range of training on our Virtual Learning Environment, from step-by-step basics to tailoring your content for greater flexibility.

Video

Whether recording lectures or editing them, our video training has straightforward guidance for the novice, or the more adventurous.

Assessment

We support a number of online assessment tools that can be used for both formative and summative evaluation.

PebblePad

PebblePad is an online portfolio platform that enables students to document their entire learning journey.

SoftChalk

SoftChalk allows conversion of text-based materials into online, interactive content with quizzes and other learning activities.

Zoom

Whether you are new to Zoom or want to run something more complex, our training guide and videos should help you get started.

Handbooks

We use WordPress as a hosting platform for easily updatable online Programme Handbooks – click below to learn more.

Office 365

Find out how to use PowerPoint to create feature-rich interactive resources, narrated lectures, and animations.

Still Unsure?

Unsure on which software you need? Take a look at our decision tree guide to help you figure it out and set you on the right path.


TALON (Teaching and Learning Online Network)

The TALON group is a cross-UoM space where staff can share their skills, tips and expertise on all things relating to teaching and learning.

Follow the link below to access the space.