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.

Next Date TBC

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

Next Date 21/08

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

Blackboard Basics
Next Date 17/07

Get to grips with the University’s current virtual learning environment. From navigating the system and uploading files, through to setting up your own ‘playground’, we’ll cover it in this session.

Blackboard Administration
Next Date TBC

Once you’ve got to grips with the Blackboard basics, you’ll want to get the most out of the system’s admin features. We’ll cover the grade centre, student groups, and more.

Next Date 31/07

The university’s newest tool for creating and editing video-based teaching content. In this hands-on session, we’ll guide you through the creation process from start to finish.

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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.