Adapting your learning design
The Transformation Team can offer support and advice on adapting your module for delivery online; guidance on specific tasks, such as recording video content; and examples of online teaching and assessment.
Review your current teaching and learning activities
Please use these different activity grids which list usual face-to-face teaching/assessment, practical activities and provide alternative online options. Think of what the student will be doing in each activity.
Then complete this form and review if the online option fully supports your learning outcome. There may be additional activities that can be included.
Review the suggested Online Blackboard Delivery Structure template
This template outlines a linear approach that you can follow each week to support an effective online experience. Include this in your module's online page (e.g. via Blackboard) and map your teaching activities to the relevant parts of the template. Email us to get this copied to your course.
Building community and online engagement
- Mentimeter survey
- Breakout rooms/small group activity
- Collaboration in online document
- Use of a moderator to help you manage the chat and ensure everyone gets their say
- Use of a netiquette to ensure everyone’s expectations are the same.
- Online common rooms
- Coffee mornings
Attend a group instructional design workshop
We will be coordinating group workshops in your department. Email us to find out when the next one is.
If you are not Faculty of Engineering staff and you are interested in using approaches described in these pages, please note that certain software packages may not be supported by other Faculties. Please discuss your ideas and requirements with your Faculty EdTech team, who will be able to advise you regarding alternatives. The Faculty EdTech, EDU and DLH pages at this link also provide case studies from across College that may be of interest to Faculty of Engineering staff.