Latest posts from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit blog

    Changes to Turnitin: Information for Staff

    For the academic year 2022/23 we will be using a new version of Turnitin. The timing of this change is to be confirmed and we will notify staff with further information via the weekly bulletin. Whilst most of Turnitin’s current functionality will remain the same, there will be some changes.  To help staff with this change, […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 18/5/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. […]

    Guest speaker announcement: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    We’re pleased to announce our first guest speaker for this year’s annual learning and teaching conference (12-14 September 2022). Dr Alex Hope will be joining us to talk about how to embed sustainability meaningfully into the curriculum. Dr Hope is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) and Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria […]

    Academy Forum Materials 2021-22 are available on our webpages

    Our Academy Forums for the academic year have now finished. We’d like to thank our attendees for participating in the discussions. We’ve made the handouts from this year’s forums available on our webpages. The handouts contain key theoretical frameworks as well as practical case studies and colleagues’ reflections on their own teaching. Topics discussed this […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 11/5/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. […]

    Conference Registration now open

    Registration for the tenth annual Learning and Teaching conference is now open. This year’s Learning and Teaching conference has the theme Designing the Teaching of Tomorrow: Innovation, Enhancement, and Excellence and will be taking place between Monday 12 September and Wednesday 14 September 2022. You can register for the conference online. Call for Proposals Staff, postgraduate teaching assistants, […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 4/5/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 22/4/2022

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. […]

    Component Marks Transfer

    As May starts to approach, we thought it would be useful to outline the support available for  the Component Marks Transfer process. This process transfers marks from the Blackboard Grade Centre columns into AStRA’s Assessment marks per Module (STF080) page.    The tool is available in each Blackboard module and also in the Component Marks tool […]

    Exemplary Course Award 2021-22

    Dr Laura Stephenson, from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, has been awarded the Exemplary Course Award for the module TFM0120: Gender and Media Production. In addition to the winner, the following modules achieved Highly Commended: Dr Andrew Filmer from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies for the module TP33420: Performance and Architecture […]