Information Services

Teaching Continuity Preparation

If it becomes impossible to access the University campus in situations where bad weather, transport issues or pandemics start to impact your ability to teach on-campus, this information hub will direct you to the right services, tools and resources to maintain teaching continuity and minimise disruption to your students.

What is hybrid teaching?

In light of the current pandemic the University will be adopting a hybrid approach to teaching in academic year 2020/21.

Training for hybrid teaching

Find online training and drop-in sessions about tools and approaches for delivering hybrid teaching. This section also incudes on-demand tutorials, videos and links to self-enrol courses.

Tips for hybrid teaching

Some top tips to keep in mind when planning changes to your teaching as a result of external circumstances.

Tools for hybrid teaching

Your toolkit for transforming teaching activities from on-campus to a hybrid approach.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): Blackboard Learn

Learn is our campus-wide VLE and will be the hub of teaching your course online.

Virtual Classroom for seminars and groupwork: Blackboard Collaborate

Find out how to use the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate) for teaching and group work.

Recording short videos: Media Hopper Create

You may want to record short videos to support your teaching. Find out more about how to do it using Media Hopper Create.

Recording and streaming lectures: Media Hopper Replay

You may want to record and stream lectures and other activities or even reuse last year's lecture recording. Find out more about how to do it using Media Hopper Replay.

Delivering teaching to students overseas - advice on bandwidth and firewalls

Guidance to academics and course designers who are building and running courses to countries with compromised access to materials, web sites and applications.

Media production for hybrid teaching

You may want help and support to produce educational videos for your hybrid teaching courses. Find out more about the supported media production studios and how you can access or use this service.

Related Links

Media Hopper Remote Teaching Channel

Virtual Classroom Policy

Teaching Matters remote teaching spotlight series

Teaching Matters alternative assessment spotlight series