Teaching Matters

Teaching and learning resources

Links to useful resources on teaching and learning activity.

Teaching and learning Support and services for all staff involved in learning and teaching
Academic Transitions Toolkit Enhancing the University of Edinburgh learning and teaching experience through the lens of academic transitions. Practical examples for working with students that you can implement in your area.
Accrediting your teaching experience Interested in gaining accreditation for 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.
Accessible and Inclusive learning Information and resources to help ensure your teaching is accessible.
Assessment and feedback Information and guidance to help consider and develop their approaches to student assessment and feedback
Course and programme design Careful attention to how programmes, courses and curricula are designed can make a real difference to the student learning experience.  Some advice and resources to help staff get started with the process.
Curriculum guidance, processes and procedures The curriculum is supported by a curriculum framework and structures for degree programmes.  This information includes: degree programme specifications; how Boards of Studies operate; Programme and Course approval procedures; and programme and course management processes. 
Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study (DRPS) The Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study provides information on the programmes of study offered by the University of Edinburgh, and sets out the regulatory framework by which these are governed, together with the regulations and codes that govern the general context of a student’s academic career at the University.
Digital and IT skills development

Courses and resources to develop digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills.

Employability Information and resources for the Employability Initiative at Edinburgh, including examples of innovative practice in employability
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. Includes information on the Principals' Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS).
Higher Education Academy The main website of the professional accreditation body, including toolkits, courses, events, and resources. Now known as AdvanceHE.
Internationalisation Information on the University’s internationalisation strategy, and links to useful resources to support multicultural learning
Learning for sustainability Information and resources for engaging students and staff with social responsibility and sustainability in teaching and learning
Library academic support Help with organising bespoke information literacy training for on campus and online students.

Online video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills that can be used 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. There are lunchtime seminars and a mailing list to enable discussion, collaboration and sharing of information.
Mid-course feedback Advice and resources to help you collect mid-course feedback from your students.
Moderation of assessment Guidance on assessment moderation. Includes: what moderation is, who is responsible, advice on timing and methods, and more.
Networks and fora Chat, share, and join with University and sector colleagues in a range of learning and teaching themed staff networks
New to teaching Signposting information and support for those taking on new teaching roles
Online distance learning

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

Peer support Help with starting Peer Support initiatives in your area (e.g. Academic Families, Helpdesks, House Systems, Mentoring, PALS)
Peer Observation of Teaching Toolkit A short guide to peer observation of teaching, including forms you can use. It is based on academic research and feedback from existing peer observation schemes.
Personal tutors Roles, responsibilities, support and training
Professional development

Opportunities for continuing professional development for staff involved with learning and teaching

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. Details of upconing network events, plus copies of slides and materials from previous events.
Student engagement - advice and practical guides These 'EngagEd in… guides' offer advice and real examples of student engagement in learning, teaching and assessment practice that we hope you find useful.
Supervising research - Compulsory Supervisor Briefings

All new supervisors are required to attend a supervisor briefing. Continuing supervisors should renew these every five years. These are run by the Colleges and Schools in partnership with IAD.

Supervising research - network for PG Research Supervisiors About the Research Supervisor Network. Events, supervisor discussion groups, and practical workshops on a variety of supervision-related themes.
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.
Tutoring and demonstrating Workshops, advice and resources aimed at those in tutoring and demonstrating roles.
Quality assurance and quality enhancement Information on how the University implements the Scottish Quality Enhancement Framework
QAA Website for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)​​: the independent body entrusted with monitoring, and advising on, standards and quality in UK higher education
Sharing practice Examples of innovative and excellent practice in learning and teaching
Study development and academic skiils Resources for you and your students on approaching academic work and general academic skills
Technology enhanced learning University tools and support services for helping you use technology to enhance your teaching in both online and face-to-face environments