Open Education Resources at the University of Edinburgh

Reading Time: < 1 minute This curated selection of Teaching Matters posts, highlights the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) services at the University over the last five years and showcases the uses of OER in teaching, both in the creation of materials for sharing and the re-use, and adaptation of materials created elsewhere. Interacting …

A series of videos for student-facing staff on supporting student mental health

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Charlie Waller Trust has been working with universities to raise awareness of student mental health. The University of Edinburgh has been working in partnership with the trust to raise awareness of the training modules across our community and have have produced a set of short films for non-clinical staff …

Information Services: Assessment and Feedback

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information about Assessment and Feedback tools from Information Services to use within Learning and Teaching. You’ll find support for a range of different assessment types including essay/report assignment submission, objective tests and reflective assignment types. This includes but are not limited to tools which support creating assignments, online submission, similarity …

IAD Student Assessment & Feedback Pages

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information and guidance to help academics consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback. Including ways to assess students using online, remote methods, some basic principles, in-depth information and idea on specific techniques of assessment and feedback, and reflective prompts to help you focus and clarify your starting …

Enhancing Our Use of The Learn VLE in Different Teaching Settings

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new Learn Foundations Academic User Group chaired by Dr Paul Norris from the School of Social and Political Sciences will ensure that the work led by the Learn Foundations project is shaped through user research and evaluation activities.  In this post, Stuart Nicol, Head of Engagement and Digital Education …

Lessons Learned: Digital Skills in 2020 and beyond

Reading Time: < 1 minute The rapid move to hybrid working, learning and teaching in early 2020 was a steep learning curve for us all. With staff and students relying on online platforms and applications to work, learn and teach, the importance of digital skills was placed firmly in the spotlight. This presented both an …

Guidance on creating safe and inclusive learning spaces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Further to feedback from colleagues that they would benefit from ideas on how to provide effective interventions when witnessing poor online behaviours, we have developed a toolkit with colleagues from the Digital Skills team, Careers Service and ART Students. You can access the toolkit via the Professional Development for Student …

Information Services: Learning Technology Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Find out how we can help you make the most of technologies for learning, teaching and assessment. Our team provide specialist support and guidance including training, pedagogy-focussed workshops, and engagement events. LTW offer a guidance and consultancy service so if the training you are looking for is not available or you …