Just in time CPD

13 January - 8 February 2021, 10:30 - 13:00

If you're anything like us, you will feel that time is tight and there is lots to do to prepare for Trimester 2. With the new lockdown in place and online teaching expected to continue until at least the middle of February, you might want to review how your online teaching is going.

Students' expectations and staff capabilities have grown since we first went online in Spring 2020. It has been hard for everyone to keep up with the changes and to make the most of the continually developing technologies.

To help with this, Anglia Learning & Teaching and IT Services have developed a range of CPD sessions and resources for staff to refresh skills and boost confidence in getting the most from technologies. We are keen to hear more about what you need and what will work for you.

Please email alt@aru.ac.uk for more information or to let us know what would help you most.

Upcoming Anglia Learning & Teaching CPD sessions

All sessions can be booked on Business World or email alt@aru.ac.uk for more information.

  • 5 ways of breaking the ice and developing belonging in Canvas, Thursday 14 January, 2.30-3.30pm
  • Online Teaching in Teams: taking it further, Monday 18 January, 12-1pm
  • Collaboration in Microsoft 365, Monday 8 February, 12-1pm

Upcoming ITS training sessions

All sessions can be booked via Business World; for more information see the IT Training pages on The Heron.

  • Getting Started with Microsoft OneNote, Wednesday 13 January, 10.30am-12pm; or Wednesday 27 January, 10.30am-12pm
  • Overview of Microsoft Teams, Tuesday 19 January, 10-11am
  • Overview of OneDrive, Tuesday 19 January, 1-2pm
  • Office 365 Exploration, Wednesday 20 January, 10.30-11.30am
  • Exploring Microsoft Teams Meeting Features and Breakout Rooms, Wednesday 20 January, 10-11am
  • Sharing OneDrive Files, Wednesday 20 January, 1-2pm
  • Editing The Heron, Wednesday 20 January, 2-3pm

Other resources

Here are some links to tips and resources that might be of use to you.

  • Setting presenter and attendee roles in Teams meetings (tea-time tutorial video)
    Make sure your students don’t accidently mute you or start the recording. This is a short video and changing these settings is easy to do and will help ensure your session runs smoothly.
  • Using the new breakout rooms in Teams (Canvas)
    Breakout rooms can be used for lots of active learning activities. This Canvas site links to some activity ideas as well as having a downloadable guide on how to use the new breakout room feature in Teams.
  • Collaborating in Microsoft Teams (Canvas)
    If you want to make your online session more engaging for students, why not get them to collaborate? This Canvas site contains a mix of downloadable guides and short video tutorials on setting up and running collaborations in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams

For more tutorial videos on how to use Microsoft Teams:

For more guidance on teaching in Teams:

Finding the time that will work for you

Check you are up to speed on the latest changes in technology by setting aside a regular ten-minute break to look at some of the online resources listed above.

Or look out for news about our forthcoming drop-in sessions where you’ll be able to quickly ask specific questions and find out what you need to know.

Alternatively, think about booking a custom session for your course team with either a member of AL&T or IT services (or both) to help you plan and deliver engaging and effective online sessions. Email alt@aru.ac.uk for more information.

Event Details

13 January - 8 February 2021, 10:30 - 13:00

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are suspending many public-facing events on campus until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.