Academic Year 2021/22

Start of Year Course Roll Over Checklist

Unit coordinators – get yourselves ready for Semester 1 with our step-by-step guide to ensure your courses have been rolled over and updated to the minimum standard. Further information is on our Start of Year Course Roll Over Checklist page.

Self-led training

There are a few ways you can browse through our training and guidance:

  • Work through our Decision Tree guide (below)
  • Scroll down the page to view areas of interest
  • Use the search box on the top right of this page to enter a search term.


Decision tree guide to our training:


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.

Dual-mode teaching

A teaching method where the same learning activities are experienced synchronously by on-campus and remote students within a single group session. Find out more…

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.

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