TEL Summer Workshops

Technology Enhanced Learning Summer Workshops now available!

A range of summer workshops from the Learning and Teaching Technology unit are now available to book via the Staff Development Workshops page, here.

Setting up Turnitin for Assessment

This workshop will cover setting up Turnitin assignments for summative submission, marking and feedback.

25/06/18, 10.00 – 11.30am, St Johns Campus


Blackboard made simple

This workshop will cover the basics of using the Blackboard system from requesting access to modules to changing the basic template and uploading content in various forms. It will also provide participants with advice on effective design to support student learning. Aimed at users who are new to the system or who need a refresher.

04/07/18, 9.45 – 11.15am, St Johns Campus


Electronic marking, what’s in it for you?

This session will provide an overview of the University project to implement end-to-end electronic management of assessment through the Blackboard VLE. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any issues they may have.

04/07/18, 11.30 – 12.30pm, St Johns Campus


Collaborate Virtual Classroom

Blackboard Collaborate is an online virtual classroom/meeting space which allows users to connect via audio, see each other via webcams, use a chat tool, collaborate on documents and view presentations as well as other features. This session will cover the basic functionality, options for setting up your own sessions and guidance on best practice.

05/07/18, 10.15 – 11.45am, St Johns Campus


Using quizzes, tests and surveys in Blackboard

There are 17 different question types ranging from multiple choice to hot-spots to calculated questions in Blackboard. These can be included in formative, summative or anonymous tests and surveys to gain student feedback, guage understanding and ultimately, assess student performance. This workshop will cover the set-up of a test canvas and the various options that entails together with a closer look at all the question types and how these might be used. Participants will be engaged both as students to experience the student view, and also as tutors setting up and marking their own quizzes to gain an all-round appreciation of the online assessment function.

10/07/18, 9.45 – 11.15am, St Johns Campus



Camtasia is a piece of software that can be used to produce videos, screencasts and interactive learning objects. This tool is easy to use and can produce really professional looking materials which you can make available to your students through the VLE and can support a flipped classroom type approach to teaching and learning. This workshop will cover the basics of using Camtasia and provide hands on practice in the use of the software.

17/07/18, 9.45 – 11.15am, St Johns Campus

If you would like any bespoke training for you or your team over the summer, please email