Good Practice Events & Training

HAS Education Good Practice Sharing (GPS) Events

Our weekly sessions give a great opportunity to explore and share good practice in learning and teaching. These are managed locally by the Faculty (hosted by Antony Hill, Associate Dean for Quality, Learning & Teaching) in conjunction with the Education Innovation Team.

These events are lightweight, regular and all are welcome. The sessions will be hosted in the Good Practice Sharing Webinar Room. This will be the same every week.

Upcoming sessions 

  • Thursday 30th June 09:00-09:30 Great resources for external partnership work and careers consultancy (Tilly Line)
  • Thursday 14th July 10:30-11:00 Understanding EDI Champions: their role, objectives and how to get involved (Frances Bathurst)
  • Thursday 21st July 14:30-15:00 Using the Grade Centre and Rubric for Efficient and Effective Marking (Andy Eastwood)
  • Friday 12th August 13:00-13:30 Shelf Life (Anne Johnson)
  • w/c 15th August TBC
  • Summer Break
  • Thursday 29th September 11:00-11:30 HESAS Learning & Teaching – where we are and where we’re heading (Antony Hill)

All HAS GPS sessions are recorded and you can access them here: HAS GPS Recordings Page. For ease of use, all our recordings are streamed into the following groupings:

HAS Bitesize Events

The focus of BiteSize Events is to to drill down into individual issues and explore different approaches and understandings. The events will revolve around a particular topic rather than an individual or team sharing practice (and will be ad-hoc, so not as regular as HAS GPS). The sessions will be hosted in the Good Practice Sharing Webinar Room.

Assessment Design and Assessment Offences (Jenny Dye & Bek Stevens) – Wednesday 8th June 11.00-11.45 [Bitesize 4 Recording]

Rebekah Stevens and Jenny Dye will lead a session on how assessment design may deter assessment offences within a range of assessment types. It will also consider how assessment design can assist in evidencing an assessment offence if one does occur. We hope the session will stimulate discussion, comment, and questions – please bring your own experiences and top tips.

Changes to our Academic Regulations (Jenny Dye & Antony Hill) – Tuesday 5th October 13:00-13:45 [ Bitesize 3 Recording ]
This session aims to provide an overview of the recent changes to our Academic Regulations, specifically focused on submission and marking windows.  We’ll explore the FAQs circulated in advance (email to follow, and link will be also be added here), with time for questions and comments.

Online Exam Design in HAS (Jenny Dye) – Wednesday 25th August 12:30-13:15 [PPT] [Bitesize 2 Recording]
This session aims to provide an opportunity to explore the principles and experiences of online examinations which are not subject to invigilation.  It will include a brief presentation covering our journey in HAS since 18 March 2020, followed by current considerations and recommendations.  It will be delivered by quality leads across the Faculty with time for questions and comments. 

Assessment Offences in HAS (Jenny Dye) – Monday 28th June 12:30-13:15 [Bitesize 1 Recording]
This session aims to provide an overview of the assessment offence process in the context of UWE policy and regulations including factors that influence recommended outcomes.  It will include a brief overview of SafeAssign as an adjunct to detecting assessment offences.  Assessment offences in the context of online examinations and contract cheating will be discussed.  There will be time for questions and comments. 

AL / VL / OL Induction

The Education Innovation Team will be hosting drop in sessions for those involved in teaching who are none-traditional teaching contracts. These sessions will signpost some resources, give people a chance to ask questions and go through the core toolset with colleagues. This is not a skills session.

To express an interest in attending a forthcoming session please email Ghizzi Dunlop .

Available skills training

Block zero has its specific training mini site . Other than that upcoming training relevant to the Faculty strategy are digested below.

Blackboard Events Directory

  • Getting Started with Blackboard (B) This two-hour webinar is aimed at those who would like to know how to use Blackboard to add and organise course materials.
  • Making Blackboard interactive (B) The course is aimed at staff who would like to learn how to use some of the interactive tools in Blackboard to stay connected with their students and create an online learning environment. e.g. Blogs, wikis and discussion boards.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Events Directory

  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (B) This 1.5 hour webinar is aimed at those who would like to know more about the UWE Bristol webinar technology, Collaborate. This session will demonstrate the webinar experience using Collaborate from the perspective of a participant and a webinar host.
  • Collaborate Break Out Groups (I) This 1.5  hour webinar is aimed at those who are already using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and would like to know more about and practice using ‘Break Out Groups’

Panopto Events Directory

  • Getting started with event capture (B) This 1.5 hour webinar is aimed at those who would like to know how to use Panopto to record events.
  • Editing a Panopto recording (B) This two-hour webinar is aimed at those who would like to know how to use the Panopto editing suite to edit Panopto recordings.

Mentimeter Events Directory

  • Getting started with event capture (B) This session is designed to introduce Mentimeter, UWE Bristol’s online polling tool to staff.

Inclusive use of digital learning Events Directory

  • Making Accessible Documents (B) Introduces basic principles that can be used to improve the accessibility of Word and PowerPoint documents that you create.

MS Teams Events Directory 

  • A flexible approach to communication (B) This webinar is aimed at supporting UWE Bristol staff to achieve a more flexible way of working by using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
  • Making the most of Microsoft Teams (B) This webinar is aimed at supporting UWE Bristol staff who want to know more about Microsoft Teams, including: creating a team, team management, file management, calls and meetings, Teams phone app, and further apps available within Teams.