- Teaching & Learning Online
How-to guides for a range of teaching and learning activities for hybrid delivery
In June 2020, the University agreed on a set of Student Education delivery principles. Faculties, Schools and Services are asked to use these principles as a framework for the design and delivery of student education in their disciplinary context.
The University’s overall proposition for delivery of student education in 20/21 will be as follows:
Student-centred active learning approach to deliver a high-quality research-based education in a hybrid mode, as part of a supportive, enriching and community-focused experience.
You can download and read the full set of Student Education Delivery Principles. The content on this site has been designed around these principles.
Would you like to create inclusive and engaging hybrid learning experiences for your students? These how-to guides provide you with the information you need to develop a variety of learning activities and materials, such as live online sessions, audio and video recordings and online assessments.
The guides are grouped under the four strands of the Student-Centred Active Learning Approach (SCALA): Learning Journey, Content Delivery, Assessment and Feedback, and Student Support.
You can also access in-depth training and development through Adapt Your Teaching for Online Delivery on Minerva. The University has also developed guidance to support students based in China to help manage their specific challenges and has produced Teaching and researching senstive issues, which will be relevant to supporting students based in China.
Provide students with a clear picture of their learning from the onset of teaching. Use these guides to plan and communicate your teaching with students.
This guide provides step-by-step support for the development of a Learning Journey for hybrid delivery. It provides a workbook that you can use to design this Learning Journey. You may wish to collaborate with other teaching and support staff, or other stakeholders during this process.
This guide provides provides advice on how to create a module map or timetable. It also provides step-by-step guidance on how to create a Welcome page and use Announcements in Minerva. You can use these elements to communicate a Learning Journey to students using tools available in Minerva.
This guide lists the different communication technologies available at the University, with their features, strengths and pointers to further information. Use this guide to select and evaluate different technologies for online communication with students.
Use these guides to help you to write and produce engaging and inclusive content for online learning, e.g. audio and video, live online teaching sessions and online activities for groups.
This guide explains key considerations for writing for online learning, such as writing style, layout and format, and hyperlinks and references. Use this guide to select and implement appropriate writing styles for online learning.
This guide contains step-by-step instructions for planning, recording, editing and sharing your video and audio. It also provides links to instructions for using MediaSite for your recordings.
This guide assists with the planning and delivery of a live teaching session using Collaborate Ultra. It includes examples of how to use Chat, Polls and Breakout Rooms to engage with students.
This guide assists with the planning and delivery of an asynchronous collaborative activity using Minerva Discussion Forums. It includes an example and has a downloadable template you can adapt for your own activities.
This guide introduces the basics of adding your course to Minerva. It also provides ideas and examples for how to present different learning activities in Minerva to create a consistent experience for your students. Use this guide select different content tools according to your learning and teaching needs.
This guide assists you with the use of external resources, such as YouTube videos, TedTalks and other websites, in online learning. It also suggests how you can use LinkedIn Learning, FutureLearn and Coursera in your teaching.
Use these guides to plan and deliver a variety of summative and formative online assessments that are appropriate for the hybrid delivery of your subject.
This guide explains how to plan and deliver an online open book exam. It compares and links to the different technologies: Top Hat, Turnitin, Gradescope and Minerva.
This guide explains how to plan, deliver and provide feedback for assessed online coursework. It includes a comparison of the different technological options available for preparing, submitting, marking and giving feedback.
This guide assists with planning and delivering online presentations and the process of gaining feedback from both tutors and students. It also describes the different technological options.
This guide assists with planning and delivering online quizzes for formative assessment. It includes examples and an MCQ template for setting up questions, answers and feedback in Minerva.
Gain feedback from your students to ensure that they are supported throughout the duration of their learning.
This guide compares different techniques for gaining course evaluation feedback from students. It includes examples of different technologies and ideas for planning and delivering feedback surveys.
To ensure quality of student experience, make sure you are aware of important institutional policies, along with other key documents.
This guide will help you to ensure good practice when implementing Audio Video Recording of educational activities, including the range of activities intended for recording and the importance of the AVR policy within the university strategy.