Developing learning materials
This section includes articles on learning design, use of different media, accessibility and inclusivity, copyright, collaboration in creating learning materials, and some of the tools you may use for these things.
This section includes articles on methods of presenting information such as lectures, videos, webinars and written communications, as well as best practice for Blackboard module and programme sites.
This section includes articles on independent learning, reflection and retrieval practice as well as personalisation of learning materials and student support.
This section covers group projects and presentations, collaborative pedagogies, discussion, and collaborative tools such as wikis and discussion boards.
This section includes articles on student engagement, interactive resources, icebreakers, quizzes and polling, active pedagogies such as flipped learning and some of the tools that can be used to promote active learning.
These articles cover different ways of providing feedback, its benefits, best practice and some of the tools that support feedback practices.
These articles cover pedagogic principles around assessment practices, both formative and summative, and some of the tools that can be used to conduct assessments.
Do’s and don’ts for blended and online learning
Articles related to Teaching Practices
Compare the different tools for running asynchronous tests and quizzes.
This video explains why PowerPoint may become your new best friend for producing your recorded lectures.
Microsoft Forms has some great features for use in education. With the ability to combine automatic and manual grading, leave individual feedback, and report on results both by student and…
Things to consider if you are thinking of using Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning on your module.
For 2021/22: All the guidance you need to know about reading lists in one place
This video gives a range of tips (technical and practical) to help prepare engaging recorded lectures.
How to use and share a document cam in hybrid teaching.
How to use a laptop instead of the podium PC to deliver a hybrid teaching session in a classroom.
Structure and standardise your feedback on PebblePad by creating templates.
How to set up a hybrid teaching session using Collaborate, share projected screens and run the chat using one monitor.
Support for Programme Leaders in setting up new programme sites or reviewing existing ones.
Please read this guidance if you are planning on using group work for summative assessment.
It is important that Blackboard content is well structured, easily navigable and clearly labelled – and FET’s module template helps you to do this.
Four ways to give valuable feedback to students that does not require a lot of extra work for you.
Peer feedback is a powerful tool for helping students reflect on and improve their work.
Tips for helping students use Microsoft Teams for group work and research projects.
Panopto and Collaborate can both be used for assessed student presentations – which is best for your scenario?
A compilation of our Advent teaching and learning tips, in case you missed them.
Create groups in your Blackboard course for facilitating group work, providing different materials to different students, or for administrative purposes.
Some ideas for active learning in webinars using Microsoft Whiteboard.
To avoid student panics on the day of assessment, consider setting up a practice assignment submission in Blackboard.
These short, engaging activities can be subject-relevant as well as providing a talking point for students.
Various ways of putting together different recordings or takes to give your students a seamless experience.
Learn how to set up and share a Panopto playlist.
How to insert one Panopto recording into another – add content you forgot to record or captured elsewhere.
Two slightly more complex ways of combining videos in Panopto – merging, and adding streams.
These free online courses are designed to help you understand the benefits of blended learning and how to make more effective use of technology to support your learners.
Advanced Panopto editing working with different streams, including how to add and remove slides.
A guide for teaching in situations where some of your students are in the physical classroom and others are online.
Use Mentimeter to share questions and answers with both on-campus and remote audiences at the same time.
A series of short videos on how to use the new Blackboard Collaborate Assessment tool with your students.
How to get your recordings to look the way you want.
Why does my Blackboard Announcement email not include my subject heading? Read on for the solution.
You can use Mentimeter within your Panopto recordings to keep them interactive just as you would in a classroom.
Guidance material (including video guides and a student resource) for delivering webinars using Blackboard Collaborate.
Important information for staff recording student presentations using Panopto
Use shared documents in breakout rooms for students to record the results of collaborative activities.
If you want to edit a recording from Blackboard Collaborate, you will need to download it and upload it into Panopto.
Focus your students’ attention on the relevant part of your YouTube video.
A resource to help you implement UWE’s four principles of learning design.
Some archived, but still useful, content from the old Blackboard Support pages.
Learn which tools can help you implement Laurillard’s six learning types online.
Plan your lessons using a variety of activities to help your students learn.
Suggestions for active learning activities using Panopto tools.
Encourage students to get more from your video recordings by adding bookmarks, taking notes and discussing with classmates.
Here are some tips that students might find helpful when watching Panopto event capture recordings.
Options for running a synchronous test or quiz in a classroom or webinar.
Changes to the 2020/21 FET Blackboard Module Template and other support to help you create an accessible module site.
IMPORTANT: Please read before setting up your new 2020/21 Blackboard module runs.
How to make and send video and audio feedback for students
Guest post from our colleagues in HAS.
Delivering content outside the lecture theatre – tips for desktop recordings.
Use PowerPoint to record your presentation without the need for additional software.
The LIU’s guide to participating in webinars for students.
Using breakout groups, polling and feedback icons for interaction in Collaborate.
Advice for staff on setting take-home exams and advice for students on hand-written and hand-drawn answers
Get students working together in your online sessions by using breakout groups.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 2. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
5 short videos from the LIU covering how to make, edit and publish a desktop recording.
You can use Panopto to provide video content from guest lecturers to your students on Blackboard.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 3. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
As there have been a number of communications about assessments, this guide is designed to pull together all the information you need, point you to the essential information and set…
These instructions cover how to manually set up a submission point for an online exam.
Add interactivity to your videos using Panopto quizzes, Mentimeter or Xerte.
A short video guide to changing your assignment dates in PebblePad.
An article on using Panopto for desktop recording and running webinars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Create video resources for your students using desktop recording in Panopto.
A simple way to add quizzes into your Panopto recordings.
Learn more about current feedback practices using our guide to effective feedback in HE.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 1. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
Ways to stay in touch with your students when you are working from home.
This resource introduces you to six effective HE feedback practices, their benefits and how you can implement them in PebblePad.
A guide to recording live student presentations for assessment purposes.
Interactive resources to help you make your Blackboard content more accessible, including step-by-step guides for Word and PowerPoint.
Learn how to hide results, close a poll and share both the results and the presentation itself.
How to improve accessibility by adding a caption file to your Panopto video resource.
A quick guide to help you find your way around the Mentimeter polling tool.
Case study on flipped learning and using desktop recording to provide teaching materials, by Senior Research Fellow Juliet Jain.
Read on for tips on how to create well-written, reliable and valid multiple choice questions.
Find out more about this browser-based tool for creating interactive and accessible online resources.
If your students need to record their presentations, please ensure they receive this guidance about the new Kaltura Capture recorder.
This is an example of a FET Blackboard programme site.
Find out how Blackboard’s originality checker can be used to embed good referencing practice.
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step, visual guidance which will only take a few minutes of your time to follow.
Read on to find out how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.
For information on the different licences available, exceptions and examples of using copyright content in your teaching material and recordings.
Use the ‘Add a YouTube video’ button to safely, and seamlessly, include YouTube content in your learning resource.
If you have teaching and learning material in an online topic, Xerte offers you a great way to republish it.
We show you how to use Presenter Mode to hide your PowerPoint notes from your audience.
Academics from FET explain how they have used PebblePad to deliver authentic and innovative assessments to students at all levels.
Sharing content, giving feedback and using alumni accounts in PebblePad.
Step-by-step instructions for a controlled conditions multiple choice exam.
Watch a short video tour to see how the FET module template can improve student and staff experience.
A comparison of features in Dewis and Blackboard tests.
Written by Danny Elvidge [Senior Lecturer in Building Physics and Services] I’ve fallen in love with Panopto since being trained up two years ago. I now record all of my…
When you first use discussion boards with your students, it is a good idea to give them some guidance around the etiquette of using these.
The Learning Innovation Unit has pulled together some tips based on recent experience (2017) of supporting the delivery of postgraduate distance learning programmes
Inking in PowerPoint.
The term ‘webinar’ is perhaps mostly associated with meeting with a group of people, however the technology used for webinars can also be used very effectively as a way of…