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Teaching and learning toolkit

Below are teaching tools mapped to appropriate resources to help support online teaching.

Lecture

Online approach

  • Recording screencasts of lecture content using Panopto
  • Presenting live classes using Microsoft Teams
  • Creating an audio podcast 
  • Adding reading materials to Blackboard course page

Tools/digital assets

Support and guidance

 

Tutorial

Online approach

  • Create Microsoft Teams sites with small groups
  • Use channels in Microsoft Teams to create a record of questions and documents discussed during each session
  • Flip the classroom. Pre-record lecture material and distribute in PanoptoFollow up with a classroom/virtual classroom session with a small group in Microsoft Teams

Tools/digital assets

Support and guidance

Seminars

Online approach

  • Host a live seminar with Microsoft Teams chat feature enabled. Allow for questions or discussion points periodically.

Tools/digital assets

Office hours

Online approach

Tools/digital assets

Community and online engagement

Online approach

  • Building teams with break-out rooms for students to discuss ideas pre, post or during lectures
  • Encouraging the use of the chat feature in Microsoft Teams

 

Tools/digital assets

Support and guidance

  • Design Consultation

The Faculty of Engineering view, in line with advice from ICT, is that only software supported by ICT should be used for the delivery of teaching. The exception to this is when additional functionality is required that cannot be delivered using the standard toolset. In this case, the Faculty Ed Tech team will provide advice in conjunction with ICT.

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.