Educational Technology Workshops
Professional Development – Summer 2020
LEaD are running workshops between 14th-28th July to help you plan for online teaching in Term 1 and to increase your confidence in using educational technology to engage and support students.
Book onto a session to receive the link to the meeting room.
Don’t worry if you can’t make a workshop.
- Workshops will be recorded and links will be available on our guidance site after the sessions.
- Where workshops are based on existing guides, we have provided links to the guidance so that you can work through the information in your own time, without the need to attend a synchronous session.
All of our sessions will take place on Zoom. Please follow our participant guide to set up your City Zoom account and download the Zoom application prior to attending the workshops.
Workshops to support teaching online
Date & time
Digital Accessibility Awareness
This session offers an overview of digital accessible regulations, highlights common issues and introduces the tools you can use to assess and improve your module’s accessibility.
This workshop draws on material in our Accessibility guide.
Designing an effective Moodle module
Using the Module checklist and the Present, Apply, Review approach as a framework, this workshop looks at how you can employ the full range of Moodle resources including lessons, books, database, glossary, wikis, forums and H5P to design an effective module.
This workshop draws on material in the Teaching Online Toolkit.
Workshops to support teaching in the Virtual Classroom
Date & time
Getting started with Zoom
Demonstration of using Zoom as your Virtual Classroom. The session covers creating your Zoom account, setting up sessions in Zoom, exploring the features and controls in Zoom and making recordings available to students.
This workshop is based on the Zoom Quickstart Guide
Facilitating synchronous teaching online
Advice on how to plan effective Virtual Classrooms with practical tips on how to facilitate these sessions to promote student engagement.
This workshop is based on the Facilitating Online Synchronous Teaching guide.
This workshop will not focus on how to use different Virtual Classrooms.
Synchronous whiteboard activities
Demonstrating via handwritten exposition is a powerful and essential teaching tool for many subjects. This session looks at the current options available to recreate this experience in Virtual Classrooms.
Breakout room activities
Breakout rooms enable you to split a larger group of students into smaller groups to facilitate collaboration and discussion in your virtual classroom. This workshop will explore small group teaching activities for breakout rooms and the features available to enable these.
Workshops to support you in presenting your content
Date & time
Re-purposing existing lecture captures and other online video resources
While access to the campus is restricted, this short session provides an overview of how to locate previously recorded lectures, edit them for re-use and share them in Moodle. We will also offer an overview of other sources of online videos.
This session demonstrates the screen recording tools (Kaltura and narrated PowerPoint) available to all City staff. You will learn how to create, edit, caption and share your own videos in a simple and effective way. We will also explore why you may want to use this approach in teaching and learning.
Workshops to support the development of activities to help students apply and review their learning
Date & time
Beyond Multiple choice: Using Moodle Quizzes
Quizzes provide an easy way to include formative and summative assessment in your module that students can access any time, and that you don't have to mark. This session will look at how to set up Moodle Quizzes, use different question types and customise feedback.
Using Moodle Forums to build an online community
An introduction to the different types of Moodle forum, how they can be used to build a community of staff and students, and how you can create assessment activities. We will cover the new features in Moodle 3.8 including whole forum grading, private messages and new ways to format your forums view
Introduction to Poll Everywhere (and other online polling)
You will explore how to create your own polls and present them online using Poll Everywhere. We will also give an overview of the inbuilt polling solutions in the Virtual Classrooms systems.
Request group online training on any of our educational technology tools. Use the IT Service Portal to make your request. Please include the educational technology you would like training on in the Short Description of the form. In the Description Details, list the people who will attend, and times and dates that are most suitable.
Online Educational Technology Drop-ins
Educational technology drop-ins have now stopped for the summer and will resume again in Term 1 of Academic Year 2020-21.
We have detailed help on all our Educational Technology tools on our online guidance site.
Please log any urgent queries on the IT Service Portal
LEaD Writing Group
Are you interested in blogging, but not sure where to start? Never quite manage to find the time to sit down and do that piece of writing you’ve been putting off? This message is to let you know about the monthly LEaD Writing Group and invite you to join us.
Since 2016, we’ve run an informal writing group within LEaD that focuses on support for blogging and giving participants some time and space to catch up on a little writing. Experienced bloggers, those new to it, or those thinking about starting one – all are welcome, as are those just looking for a quiet half an hour to finish off a paper or something.
At the moment, our face-to-face meetings are on hold but if you're interested in joining us the future, see below for details.