Webinars and support
The following webinars, Q & A sessions and drop-ins provide guidance, ideas and the chance to ask questions as we move to a flexible education offer in 20/21.
View the full schedule or find out more about each session and how you can join below.
One hour sessions delivered on Zoom - consisting of demonstration and opportunities to ask questions.
Please book your place via elements.ncl.ac.uk (login required)
- Canvas Fundamentals: A one-hour introduction suitable for all staff.
- Canvas PS session: For Professional Service colleagues who will be responsible for supporting Canvas in their academic unit.
- Canvas Assignments: For all colleagues who will be responsible for setting up and managing assignments.
- Collaboration and Communication: use a range of collaboration and communication tools in Canvas.
- Canvas Quizzes: For all colleagues who want to learn how to use quizzes.
- Advanced Quizzes: For all staff who will be responsible for setting up and managing quizzes, using the advanced functionality.
- Online Marking and Feedback: For academic staff with responsibility for marking assignment submissions.
Explore non-synchronous learning activities
This webinar will help you explore the role and benefits of non-synchronous activities in your teaching.
Engaging students with synchronous online learning
In this 60-minute interactive workshop, we will demonstrate, and explore together, how you can engage students in synchronous online learning using Teams and Zoom.
At the end of the workshop you will be familiar with:
- Setting up Teams and Zoom in Canvas
- Teams collaboration features: breakout rooms, whiteboard, meeting notes
- Using breakout rooms for synchronous learning activities
- Recording live sessions
- Zoom collaboration features: Using and Sharing your whiteboard, screen collaborating and annotating
Facilitating peer learning
Harness peer learning to engage students and promote interaction. Together, we will explore different models of peer learning, investigate advantages, address challenges and consider how to frame and deliver peer learning using tools in Canvas.
Rethinking your Module Design
A 90-minute session which will support you in rethinking your whole module. Using tools at your fingertips to help you map out your module, making putting it into Canvas a straightforward process.
Video: Making content at home
This 60-minute session will help you get started creating video content at home. You’ll find out how to get the best out of the equipment you have, how to capture and edit accessible video content, and how to upload your creations to Canvas.
Video next steps: Edit, caption and share your videos
This 60 minute session follow up the Making content at home introductory session. In this next steps session you will explore:
easy editing of your video content with tools you already have available
options for captioning with ReCap and Stream
the simplest ways to share your content with your students
Effective rubrics for digital assessment
In this interactive session we will discuss the practical uses of marking schemes or rubrics to support student learning. We will look at examples from across the University and examine how they might be adopted, adapted or developed from scratch for use in your own teaching teams. We will discuss using qualitative vs quantitative marking schemes, how they relate to module learning outcomes and how students can use them effectively in peer learning activities.
Electronic marking with Turnitin
This webinar will show you how to use the marking tools on a Turnitin assignment in Canvas. It will cover how to add comments and feedback in the assignment, leave overall feedback, provide audio feedback, as well as how to use the QuickMark tools. It will cover how to use existing QuickMarks, how to create your own QuickMarks library and how you can share these with your colleagues.
Teams and Zoom
Drop in sessions
Online Drop in sessions
Need some specific advice on that one little thing you need to be able to do with your content/assessment/learning activity? Pop into a drop in sessions and we can help you decide what might be most effective way for you.
Accessibility in Practice - self-paced course
This course (approx 1 hour on line activities) is available on Canvas.
Flexible Learning 2020-online course
This course is available in Canvas and includes resources to help you think about what you want your students to learn and how your teaching can help them achieve that learning.
Canvas Orientation-online course
This is a comprehensive online training resource developed for all Newcastle University colleagues and can be accessed 24/7 from your Canvas dashboard.