Academic Year 2020/21

eLearning Training for Summer 2020 kicked off with our Digital Teaching Showcase, where we covered your key questions (highlighted in planning meetings) and outlined the training we had developed to cover your Programmes/units needs.

We will continue to provide the following options to assist you during this academic year:

  • Online self-led training: Getting you familiar with the basics of the software. Links for the different types of software can be found at the bottom of this page or via the menu at the top. If you are not sure which software you might use, then take a look at our 2020 showcase recordings or try our Decision tree guide below.
  • Support :We have four methods by which you can contact us, depending on what you need. Please see our Contacts page for further information.


Decision tree guide to our training:

Creating Online Resources for Blended Learning

This short course (brought to you by our colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities) aims to give you lots of practical help and resources to create online materials for an effective blended learning experience.

Showcase information and Videos

The eLearning Team ran a “Showcase” to demonstrate tools you can use for your courses. Take a look at event recordings here. Including: Academic Panel, Blackboard, Video, Interactive resources and Portfolios.

TALON (Teaching and Learning Online Network) Yammer group

If you are having technical difficulties and want to see if anyone else has encountered the same problem, or if you want to help out a fellow staff member with their problems, check out the TALON Yammer Group.


We have a range of training for our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard . Take a look here to find out more.


Whether recording lectures or editing them, our video training has plenty of straightforward guidance.


TurnItIn (TII) is an internet-based tool that combines assignment submission, plagiarism detection and online marking.


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


Softchalk is a web-based application which allows easy conversion of text-based course materials into online, interactive content with quizzes and other formative activities.

Discussion Boards

There are many benefits to effectively utilising an online discussion board (DB) within a programme of study . Read more about the DB tools available to FBMH staff.

Teaching with Zoom

Whether you are new to Zoom or you want to run something more complex, these videos should help get you on your way.

Handbooks in WordPress

If you are considering moving your Programme Handbook from paper to online, take a look here to learn more.

Interactive Resources Using Office 365

Powerpoint is capable of doing far more than just creating slides. You can create feature-rich interactive resources, narrated lectures and much more.

Creating Online Content with Adobe Spark

Our colleagues in Humanities are using Adobe Spark to create sleek content in a variety of formats, such as web pages or presentations. Find out more…

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