Teaching Matters

Teaching and learning resources

Links to useful resources on teaching and learning activity.

Academic Advice and study development Information for staff who are guiding students with their approaches to study and course choices.
Academic Blogging Service Information and guidance for for the Academic Blogging Service and the blogging platform: blogs.ed.ac.uk
Accrediting your teaching experience Find out about the University's CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching, which includes the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA), PgCert Academic Practice (PgCAP), and Introduction to Academic Practice (IntroAP) options.
Advance HE Professional HE accreditation body, including toolkits, courses, events, and resources.
Assessment and feedback Information and guidance to help consider and develop approaches to student assessment and feedback.
Assessment of moderation Guidance on assessment moderation. Includes: what moderation is, who is responsible, advice on timing and methods, and more.
Board of Studies Network A network for Board of Studies conveners and secretaries, for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, to share ideas about Board of Studies processes, experiences and challenges.
Centre for experiential learning Website promoting, supporting and understanding the impact of experiential learning.
Course and programme design Advice and resources for designing programmes, courses and curricula.
Curriculum guidance, processes and procedures Policy and guidance on programme and course approval and management processes.
Curriculum Transformation Programme Curriculum Transformation will work to review the shape, design, and delivery of our current curriculum to ensure it develops with the needs of our future students in mind.
Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS) The Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study provides information  and the regulatory framework on the programmes of study offered by the University of Edinburgh.
Digital education Information for staff involved with digital education
Digital and IT skills development Courses and resources to develop staff and students' digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills.
Digital tools for student engagement in teaching Digital tools and services that support greater interactivity with students both on campus and off campus.
Digital and online assessment and feedback tools Information about Assessment and Feedback tools to use within Learning and Teaching
Doctoral College The University of Edinburgh Doctoral College is a coordinating structure for all postgraduate researchers, supervisors and relevant staff at the university, designed to enhance and support the postgraduate student experience.
Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange A space where colleagues shared methods and approaches to Hybrid Teaching during AY20/21.
Edinburgh Learning Design Roadmaps (ELDeRs) Information about the two-day facilitated learning design workshop for course and programme (re)design.
Employability Support your students with their careers and employability - advice for staff from the Careers Service
Enhancement Themes A programme of activity involving the whole higher education sector in Scotland
EqualBITE A free, downloadable  ‘recipe book’, which shares practical and effective strategies for creating more gender balanced working environments in higher education.
Experienced Teachers' Network A network for experienced teachers who wish to share ideas about teaching informally with colleagues. The network also aims to influence teaching policy and practice in the University.
Funding opportunities in learning and teaching Opportunities to gain funding for curriculum innovations or research through the Principals' Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS).
Go Abroad for Staff

Erasmus+ staff mobility funding is available for UofE staff to support short teaching and/or training visits in Europe and beyond.

Hybrid Teaching - Support An overview of the support available from the IAD for hybrid teaching.
Introduction to Academic Practice (IntroAP) A Higher Education Academy-accredited course aimed at University of Edinburgh tutors and demonstrators to gain Associate Fellowship.
Learning and Teaching Conference Information about University of Edinburgh's annual learning and teaching conference, plus resources and videos from prior conferences.
Learning technology University tools and support services for helping you use technology to enhance your teaching in both online and face-to-face environments.
Lecture recording Information and support about the University's lecture recording service: Media Hopper Replay.
Library academic support Supporting the University strategy in learning, teaching and researching.
LinkedIn Learning Online video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills for staff and student skills development, and to complement curricular teaching.
Masters Network This network is for Programme Directors, administrators, course organisers, and learning technologists who deal with Masters students.
Mid-course feedback Advice and resources to help collect student mid-course feedback.
Networks List of University learning and teaching-themed networks
New to teaching Courses, resources and networks for those new to various teaching roles
Online learning

Information and resources for staff teaching online distance learning courses and programmes.

Open Educational Resources Support and advice for using and creating online resources that are available under an open licence, free for others to reuse and remix in their learning and teaching.
Peer Observation of Teaching Toolkit A short guide to peer observation of teaching.
Personal tutors and student support teams Roles, responsibilities, support and training
Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PgCAP) Postgraduate certificate for developing and enhancing teaching and learning practice in academic roles.
Practical Strategies workshops Short workshops on various learning and teaching themes to encourage practical implementation of ideas into practice. 
Reflection toolkit information and support for sef-reflection or facilitating reflection in others
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Network A network for staff interested in researching, evaluating and disseminating their teaching practice.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) advice and resources Practical guidance and resources on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), plus links to relevant conferences and journals.
Student engagement network (ENGAGE) A network for students and staff interested in student engagement, as well as details of upcoming network events, and materials from previous events.
Student engagement - advice and practical guides Downloadable guides offering advice and real examples of student engagement in learning, teaching and assessment practice.
Student Partnership Agreement The Student Partnership Agreement states how the Edinburgh University Students’ Association and the University are working in partnership to enhance the student experience.
Student Support Model

A new model is being rolled out in two phases by local college teams, with a first tranche of students being supported through it in 2022/23 and the remainder in 2023/24. What this means for you depends on your role and where in the University you are based. 

Study Hub - resources and blog Learning resources on specific study skills topics, plus downloadable resources with useful study strategies. Study Hub blog with study skills tips, articles on student life, insights from staff and students, plus updates on events and opportunities.
Supervising research

Online self-enrol course, Fundamentals of PhD Supervision Advice - This course aims to help new supervisors develop their understanding of the role and responsibilities of PhD supervisors at the University of Edinburgh, and to encourage experienced supervisors to reflect on and develop their practice with an increasingly diverse PhD student population.

Supervising research - network for PG Research Supervisiors A range of activities for supervisors to meet and share practice, focus on particular areas of supervision, help shape University provision and learn about practical strategies.
Supervising research - tools you can use with your students A range of resources and tools which may be useful for staff who supervise research students.
Teaching Matters Blog and podcast for sharing, celebrating and debating innovative teaching practices.
Quality Information on how the University ensures its academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience.
QAA UK's Quality Body for Higher Education.
Virtual Learning Environments The service pages for the University supported Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs): Learn and Moodle.