Each department will contextualise these expectations to fit their particular context. They exist to underpin or ‘nudge’ local strategies towards behaviours that align to good practice in online education. They align with the central and local learning design principles and apply some of these ambitions into our digital education context.
6 HAS Module Design Expectations
- All teams will have the opportunity to attend a learning design focused event or get bespoke advice from a Faculty Online Learning Coach or Champion.
- That each module starts with a ‘Welcome’ video introduction from the entire module team (with reasonable exceptions allowed) discussing the module and the history of the module at the University or within the Bristol area.
- That each topic / materials folder contains at least 1 asynchronous interaction between students and 2 interactions between staff and student as a minimum. What constitutes and interaction will depend on time covered by the topic/folder, pedagogy and size of cohort.
- That on balance each topic / materials folder is designed for students to spend more time asynchronously and in a self-directed manner than synchronously.
- The module teams should provide a statement to their field leader of how they have designed their module assessments so that cheating is impossible.
- Content should be easy to find and Blackboard should be easy to navigate. No more than 10 menu options on the left-hand module of the course. With a folder structure on Blackboard of no more than 3 levels deep.
5 HAS Module Quality Expectations
- All content is signposted so students know: how to engage with it; how long it will take to complete; & when it needs to be engaged with by.
- All PowerPoint and Word documents stored within the VLE must score above 70% / Green on Blackboard Ally.
- All pictures on the VLE to be provided with ALT text. All videos to be provided with as high as practicable accuracy captioning or alternative formats.
- All live or synchronous teaching to adhere to the ‘Materials in Advance’ policy and not be a repetition of content given elsewhere.
- All video content delivered through Panopto should be as short as is practicable. Consider recording a series of 10-20 minute videos rather than a 1 hour lecture.