eLearning Training for Summer 2020 will be packed full of events to help our teaching staff get to grips with teaching online. Training will officially launch on the 1st of July. This summers training consists of:

  • Digital Teaching Showcases: Where we try to cover your key questions (highlighted in planning meetings) and point you to training which cover your Programmes/units needs.

  • Online self led training: Getting you familiar with the basics of the software, before you come to our face to face sessions. Links for the different types of software can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are not sure which software you wish to use, then take a look at our showcase recordings.

  • Face to face training/help: Following on from the self led learning, attend one of our face to face sessions to address all of your personalised needs. Face to face training may be in the form of a Masterclass, 1:1 consultations or drop in sessions (software dependent). You can find links to the face to face help within the software page you wish to learn more about.

  • Peer – Peer Support Community: Once you have finished your training, its important that you know you can still get help. As part of training, you will be able to join into a peer support Yammer group which will be monitored by the eLearning team.


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 support, ideas, practical help and resources to create online materials for a blended learning experience that will work well for the needs of your students and for you.

Showcase information and Videos

The eLearning Team will be running a series of “Showcases” to demonstrate tools you can use for your courses. Take a look at event recordings here. Including: Academic Panel, Blackboard, Video, Text content creations, Interactive resources and Pebblepad Portfolios

Peer Support 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 our FBMH Community 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 video. Our video training has a lot of useful information to get the most out of your video

Creating Text Content with Softchalk

Softchalk allows staff to make text content such as online handbooks with interactive elements and formative questions. Click here to learn how to obtain the software and use the system.

Live Interaction with Nearpod

Nearpod is a tool that helps you to create interactions for live courses or homework interactions that are embedable in courses. If you would like to use the system, take a look at our training here.

Teaching with Zoom

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

Handbooks in WordPress

If you are considering moving your Programme Handbook from paper to online, take a look here for how 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, narated lectures and much more. See how…

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…

Coming Soon…

The training we are building to be released next is:

  • Pebblepad Portfolios

Also upcoming:

  • Using Groups to Enable Group Work in Blackboard
  • How to use Adaptive Release
  • TurnItIn
  • Collaborative Tools to Encourage Student Engagement