Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Attending an IAD Workshop

Information on what to expect when you attend an IAD workshop

IAD are currently operating a hybrid delivery of workshops, with a portion of workshops taking place online, and the remaining taking place on campus.  If you are attending an IAD workshop please note the following: 

Attending an Online Workshop 

How do I attend a digital workshop? 

You can book a place on all IAD workshops via IAD webpages. In the week prior to the workshop you will receive an email with a link and details on how to access the session digitally, either through Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams or through Zoom. 

I have not used Blackboard Collaborate before? 

Further information about Collaborate can be found: www.ed.ac.uk/is/collaborate  You can also access a Collaborate test room.  

Workshop Etiquette  

Most IAD workshops require active participation, such as group work and discussion.  You may be asked to contribute using your microphone or on the chat function. Please join from a private space where you will not be disturbed and feel you can speak freely without disturbing others. You will get most from the session if you join and participate with both audio and video.  

Please make sure you arrive on time, joining a workshop late can be disruptive to the rest of the group. 

Please do not sign up for a workshop unless you are able to attend the full duration of the workshop. Leaving early is disruptive to the rest of the group 

Do you record sessions? 

We do not record IAD workshops, this is due to the interactive and participatory nature of the workshops, and also to ensure data protection and confidentiality of participants during discussions and on the chat boards. 

Why are maximum numbers set on digital workshops? 

Maximum numbers are set for digital workshops as they are delivered as interactive sessions and not lectures and so we need to limit the number of participants to allow for effective group work, discussion, feedback and questions and to ensure participants get the most from the session.  

If a workshop is fully booked please add your name to the waiting list, we often get cancellations in advance of a workshop, and we will try to arrange additional dates for workshops with large waiting lists. 

Should I cancel my place if I’m not able to attend? 

As maximum numbers are set for digital workshops it is important you still cancel your place if you find you are no longer able to attend, this allows others the opportunity to attend 

 

Attending an In Person Workshop 

What can I expect when attending an in person Workshop?

If you are attending an in person workshop please familiarise yourself with the latest Covid-19 Guidance - https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19  

An IAD in person workshop will have a maximum of 30 participants.  Participants will be asked to follow the current social distancing and mask wearing guidelines.  

You can find more information on the venue of the workshop you are attending here - https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/timetabling/room-bookings/bookable-rooms3  

Catering will not be provided for in person workshops, please bring your own refreshments.   

If possible please bring a laptop or digital device, paper and pens will not be provided. 

You will be asked to register your attendance on a workshop using a QR code which will be displayed at the start of the session.  This is required for track and trace purposes. 

Workshop Etiquette  

Most IAD workshops require active participation, such as group work and discussion.   

Please make sure you arrive on time, joining a workshop late can be disruptive to the rest of the group. 

Please do not sign up for a workshop unless you are able to attend the full duration of the workshop. Leaving early is disruptive to the rest of the group 

Should I cancel my place if I’m not able to attend? 

It is important you cancel your place if you find you are no longer able to attend a workshop, this allows others the opportunity to attend