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 wish to use, then take a look at our showcase recordings.

  • Peer – Peer Support Community: Once you have finished your training, it’s 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.


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 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 them. Our video training has a lot of useful information to get the most out of your video.


TurnItIn (TII) is a piece of software delivered through Blackboard that allows students to submit work and markers to check for plagiarism and mark online.


If you are considering introducing a Portfolio into your course or programme, book to talk to one of our experts to get you started.blnk

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 embeddable 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 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…

Discussion Boards

There are many benefits to effectively including an online discussion board within a programme of study.


Blackboard contains two Discussion Board tools. One of them is from the external provider Piazza. Our training on this software can be found here.


VoiceThread is a system that allows you and your class to create media rich online discussions. Used more often by our colleagues in HUM, take a look at their resources.

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