Flexible Learning 2020

Resources to support teaching delivery in 2020/21

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About Flexible Learning 2020

Flexible Learning, the ERF, resources and support

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Personal Tutoring

Policy, Role Descriptions and Resources


effective practice

What Works

Effective practice in action

Recent changes

Here are the recent changes to the Flexible Learning web resources and course.  For a full list see What's new?

Getting ready for teaching in Semester 2

A helpful list of new and existing resources for colleagues preparing for semester 2. There are lots of quick tips, ideas from colleagues as well as guides, courses and webinars.

Buddycheck updates

System updates and improvements to Buddycheck, a Canvas integrated tool for peer evaluation of group work contribution.

New assessment guidance and resources

Information about designing assessment, as well as choosing appropriate digital assessment tools, with links to guidance and support.

Guiding students through your course using Canvas modules,

We have updated the Canvas Orientation course to show how you can use Canvas modules to direct student's activity week by week or topic by topic. You can use modules to set the flow through your course.

Add permissions based on modules or community enrolments

NUIT have created security groups for each module and community making it easier for you to share files and videos with students. It also simplifies adding these student groups to Microsoft Teams.

Capturing what happens in small group teaching sessions

Guidance on capturing and recording timetabled small group teaching in the context of our move between DfE Tiers.

Scheduling synchronous online sessions

New sessions covering how to schedule synchronous online sessions in Canvas using Zoom or Teams

Buddycheck – Peer Evaluation of Group Work Contribution

Following a successful pilot in 2019/20, Buddycheck has replaced WebPA as the centrally supported tool for peer evaluation of group work contribution.

Creating teaching content 20/21

Resources and new webinars are now available to help you prepare for the new term.

Update on the status of the ReCap service - 7th October 2020

Update on the status of the ReCap service.

Resource Development Rooms

To assist staff to create pre-recorded video content for teaching a suite of rooms on campus have been provisioned as Resource Development Rooms for staff to use throughout Semester 1.

Writing better assignments

We have added links to Kay Sambell and Sally Brown's resource on assignments and task design to our Digital Learning Guides.

Tools and applications to support teaching

Guidance on the centrally supported applications to support teaching and important considerations before adopting new applications.

Supporting Implementation of the Education Resilience Framework

New information has been added to the Flexible Learning website illustrating how the support for the implementation of the ERF all fits together

Reflection and NU ePortfolio

Guidance on reflective practice and accessing NU ePortfolio from Canvas

Recording online teaching

When can you record online teaching sessions - and how to inform students.

Copyright for Flexible Learning 2020

Copyright considerations for learning and teaching – both present in person and online.