We run workshops on a range of topics associated with learning, teaching and assessment in our University.
We can also facilitate ad-hoc and bespoke workshops depending on Faculty needs. All our workshops can help you develop your evidence for an Anglia Ruskin and Higher Education Academy Fellowship.
Come break the ice together and discuss activities and the technologies behind the suggestions for welcoming our students. Register for joining instructions then log on at anytime from anywhere.
Learn how to find, use and create free online open educational resources in your teaching in 30 minutes. This is a self-directed course with Jason Williams at hand to answer any questions you may have. Register for joining instructions then log on at anytime from anywhere.
We run several workshops to support colleagues claiming for HEA and Anglia Ruskin Fellowships.
1. Claim development workshop
This workshop is for those new to the APRS and for those developing their senior or principal claims for fellowship. We advertise dates but can facilitate a workshop for six people or more. It runs for two hours.
2. Claim development writing retreat
This workshop is for those writing their claim to the APRS. Experienced assessors will be on hand for advice for all categories of fellowship. Lunch is provided. We require six participants or more for the workshop.
3. Mentor and assessor workshop
This workshop is for those who have already gained senior or principal fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and want to learn more about the requirements of mentors and assessors with the APRS. The workshop runs for two hours.
4. APRS standardisation workshop
This workshop is for assessors. After the initial assessment of claims, the assessors come together to ensure that they are assessing at the right level, and to discuss any difficulties they might have. The workshop runs for three hours.
With Box of Broadcasts, you can access and use programmes/films that aired on terrestrial/freeview TV and don't have to worry about copyright.
BoB is where you can find/organise/edit clips, and permanently embed them into your teaching and VLE for viewing within the UK.
Canvas quick wins is a self-directed resource/course sharing tips on some of the additional features of Canvas with Kate Outhwaite. It is available to all staff as a read-only resource. Alternatively, colleagues can ask to be added to the course as a student to allow submission of evidence for CPD recognition. Register for joining instructions then log on at anytime from anywhere.
This workshop will explore the Microsoft tools that we can use to encourage students to work collaboratively. With a mixture of how to use the tech and practical ideas that you can use in your teaching, this session will help ensure that you select the right digital tool for the job, This is a practical session where you will use the tools in the workshop, but we will also discuss practical issues and tips for running successful collaborations with students. Tools covered include Office, Teams, OneNote, Sway, Whiteboard and Forms. On request only.
The aim of a course design intensive workshop is to develop the practice of course design and development in expanded, multi-disciplinary teams.
It provides a focused period of time that leads to tangible outputs and speeds up development times. The Course Design Intensive workshop:
Course Design Intensive workshops bring together experts, critical friends and students. It's one of things that makes the workshops different. They add to the process by:
Choose from an introductory or hands-on session on our main eAssessment platform, Turnitin GradeMark. We also run a workshop on good Multiple Choice Question design.
1. Introducing GradeMark
This workshop introduces Turnitin GradeMark and considers how we are using it for online assessment. Topics discussed include the student support available, the practicalities of accessing and marking assignments, and the tools available in GradeMark. This workshop is not hands-on.
2. GradeMark Hands-On
Explore the GradeMark grading tools within your Turnitin Account with support and time to ask specific questions. Within in the session, there's an opportunity to look at a wide range of different features such as Grade Anything, Grading Templates and analytics. Attendees must have access to their own Turnitin account and should have something meaningful to grade within it.
3. Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) design
This workshop focuses on how to avoid some of the common pitfalls in MCQ design (as typically used in the Questionmark Perception platform). The traditional MCQ question structure is explored as well as some alternative approaches.
Bring Canvas to life and gain strategies and tips to e-moderate online discussions as well as take-away resources. On request only.
We run 3-hour workshops for academic staff on enhancing supervision of Undergraduate Major Projects (UMP), which are either faculty-based or cross-faculty workshops. High quality pedagogical materials are provided that draw on best practice and research in the UK Higher Education sector. Staff can also attend drop-in sessions and webinars.
The emphasis is on providing academic staff with concrete, tangible and practical ideas and tools they can utilise in their own supervisory practice. As well as considering the practicalities of supervision, there is a focus on establishing more consistent approaches within supervisory course teams. This includes considering appropriate mutual expectations, clarifying roles, proving feedback and feed-forwards, managing and monitoring progress, and recording supervision sessions.
Colleagues identified the ideas or tools they had learned about in the workshops which they would definitely be taking forwards into their own future practice. These included:
Learn how to create Microsoft Word and PowerPoint documents that are accessible and inclusive to users, including to those with dyslexia, colour blindness and screen reader users. You'll also learn how to convert these files into accessible PDFs.
Topics covered in this workshop including:
Dr Jennifer George led a webinar on creating accessible documents (introduction) in September 2015.
This workshop introduces tutors to MyShowcase as students experience it. The workshop includes uploading or linking resources, mapping resources against a standard, creating a sharable portfolio (showcase)and completing forms and tasks, with Uwe Richter and Kate Outhwaite. On request only.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request alternative times and dates.
This webinar will look at what we can do to ensure that our online delivery of webinars is accessible to all students. There will be practical advice and quick wins to ensure students are not disadvantaged by teaching online. On request only. For any questions about this workshop please email email@example.com.
This workshop will explore Microsoft Teams for teaching and learning and the 'need-to-know' essential features and techniques. Whether you are a Teams beginner, or want a refresher, the workshop will develop your confidence in using the Teams environment and its key features and apps. We will discuss key practical issues and tips for student engagement to create an active, inclusive and collaborative learning environment. On request only. For any questions about this workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Engaging all students together in productive learning opportunities can be exciting and rewarding. This session focuses on how to achieve this using some of the advanced features available in Teams. Knowing how to use the 'backchannel' can ensure both in class on online students are kept engaged and responsive through simple cha-based activities. The use of breakout spaces allows students to deepen their engagement, for example by solving problems together. Collaborative writing and other techniques for the co-creation of knowledge can help to establish motivating research-informed active learning. The session focuses on how to set such techniques up. On request only. For any questions about this workshop please email email@example.com.