Welcome to our Teaching Showcase Archives

Our 2021 Showcase took take place on 22nd July. Focussing on the theme of ‘Evaluate and Review’, we took a critical look back over the past year and the delivery of online teaching and support from digital technologies. The day explored what had been successful in terms of delivering online teaching, how challenges were overcome and what new ideas teaching staff might have going forward into the next academic year.

Links to the recordings are below.

In addition, we have provided a Post-session Q&A document.

TitleDescription of Session
Showcase Welcome   A welcome to the day’s events and expected schedule, alongside a brief overview of the last year in blending online teaching and learning.

Primary Presenters: 
Grace O’Connell : Introduction to the showcase day and schedule
Caroline Bowsher: Brief insight into the past year of online blended learning and teaching

Link to recording
ABC Learning Design
This approach has been successfully used across the Faculty to support Programme teams, teaching teams and individuals. Any colleagues looking to redesign aspects of their teaching (including assessments) or building upon existing content can use this innovative and collaborative process. 

Primary Presenters: 
Ewan Chamings: Introduction and background
Elizabeth Lewis:  Online examples and experiences
Caroline Bowsher: FBMH background and summer aims

Link to recording | Further information
Online Collaboration with Students    By reviewing our efforts to engage students remotely over the past 12 months and exploring methods that worked for both staff and students alike, this session will provide an opportunity to consider available approaches for the next academic year. 

Primary Presenters: 
Kate Hilton: Using Microsoft Teams as an Online Community Space 
Vitalia Kinakh: Engaging Students Remotely using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra 
Elizabeth Lewis: Embedding collaborative learning into unit design – the benefits of online tools 

Link to recording
Assessment and Exams – What has changed?
A reflective look back on how exams have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This session is useful for anyone looking at different approaches to assessment, with a particular focus on online methods. 

Primary Presenters: 
Peter O’Hare: Assessments – Looking back over the past year 
Nigel Henderson: Reflections on On-Line Examination Provision 
Karen Lander: Alternative Assessments – Video 

 Link to recording
Looking Forward: Future Technologies and Upcoming Releases
The session will focus on the software the University is investing in for the next academic year, and how this might help you in your own teaching design, delivery and interactions. 

Primary Presenters: 
Helen Davies: Camtasia and Gradescope
Chris Millson: Mentimeter and Hypothes.is
Ewan Chamings: Eduflow

Link to recording | Hypothes.is pilot | Eduflow

Previous Showcases

Showcase 2020

Our first showcase – How am I supposed to know what software to use? – ran on 1st July 2020, with the aim of helping teaching staff transfer to online learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We ran sessions to signpost the software(s) and associated training that might best meet our Faculty’s teaching requirements.

Title Recording Description
Showcase Welcome & Academic Insights Link to Recording A welcome to the day’s events.
Academic insights: panel of academic colleagues who have delivered teaching online share their experience and expertise.

Primary Presenters: Caroline Bowsher and Kate Hilton
Academic Presenters: Mr Mark Cooper, Dr Jess Grundy, Dr Richard Prince and Dr Paul Shore
More than a file repository: Exploration of Blackboard’s little known/used tools Link to Recording This session went through some of the lesser known/used tools available to all staff using Blackboard which could enable better distribution of content, different methodologies of assessment or just making your course more visually appealing.

Primary Presenter: Kate Hilton
How to bring interaction into live online lectures Link to Recording This talk touched on how you might consider running online lectures and how to bring interaction into the live online classroom environment. The session touched on Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and Nearpod as potential tools.

Primary Presenter: Austin Lockwood
Academic: Dr Vitalia Kinakh, Lecturer, Division of Dentistry
Benefits of different types of video for different types of learning and how to get started Link to Recording With so many types of video styles to choose from, it’s often hard to decide what is best for your content and which software you should use. This session covered the pros and cons of different options and how to prepare for recordings for the best quality.

Primary Presenter: Ewan Chamings
Creating text-based content in an online environment Link to Recording For those staff looking to create online resources that are text heavy (such as handbooks, workbooks or web pages), this session covered the tools currently available. Software in this session: Softchalk, Blackboard items.

Primary Presenter: Anna Leicester
Academic: Dr Alison Fisher, Division of Psychology & Mental Health 
What is an “interactive resource” and how could I build one? Link to Recording Creating an online lab? A PowerPoint with narration? Online scenario, or other interactivity? This session went through some of the options available and what software to choose. Software in this session: PowerPoint 365 & iSpring.

Primary Presenter: Ryan Metcalfe
Enabling students to create an online portfolio Link to Recording For those programmes which have the essential requirement of portfolios. Software in this session: Pebblepad

Primary Presenter: Rochelle Gunter
Academic: Dr Sean Pert, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy