Useful Webinars & Symposia

HEFi has put together a number of different College webinars to give guidance on various aspects of bimodal and online delivery. Below are links to some these webinars (some are links to Youtube, and some you will need to sign in to the Panopto cloud using your usual Canvas login details).

You can also view some previous webinars.

University Canvas Framework

 

Getting Started with the University Canvas Framework – This video covers: Editing the homepage Adding the welcome video (at 6mins) Adding content and organising the week by week resources (at 12mins) Online pedagogy and where to get help (at 25mins)

Using Zoom for teaching

 

Conference call on laptop

Good practice tips on teaching with zoom, establishing expectations for Zoom session etiquette, practical demonstration of Zoom account settings and meeting set up through Canvas, in-meeting controls, setting up breakout rooms and polling, and sharing written content.

 

Forthcoming webinar

Learn and Share: Let's get digital - Using the Remote Teaching Canvas Resource for online teaching
15th October 2020

Location: Online (Zoom)
Time: 14:00-15:00
With online delivery now becoming a key component of our education resilience, our next task is to continue developing and reshaping our material specifically for the online context. This Learn and Share webinar will provide a (re)introduction to the Remote Teaching Canvas Resource, a space to engage in dialogue with our colleagues on putting the ideas contained within the resource into practice and to further evaluate its effectiveness as we continue through the 20.21 academic year. The session will feature short contributions from staff at HEFi on the resource, a question and answer section, and a chance to give your thoughts so far through an evaluation survey.

Delivered by: Higher Education Futures Institute, University of Birmingham
You can join the session by going to the Canvas page to get the link.

Forthcoming Symposium

Testing times: new approaches to assessment and feedback
21st October 2020

Location: Online (Zoom)
Time: 12:30-16:00
The sudden and seismic shift in the education landscape, and the way staff have worked rapidly to respond to these changes is testament to the deep pool of expertise and enthusiasm we have at the University. However, challenges remain and combined with the increasing awareness that things can be done differently we have an opportunity to make sustainable change to our assessment and feedback practice that will benefit both us and our students, now and in the future.The key pivot to designing authentic and inclusive education that is efficient and fit for purpose is appropriate assessment. It is becoming increasing apparent that because of the strictures of delivering education digitally under covid and an exponential increase on access to knowledge that time limited, unseen papers under controlled conditions are largely inappropriate.  We need to explore alternative, authentic ways of assessing students and we need an increased transparency of the purpose and meaning of assessment criteria and how those translate into feedback. Staff must be clear about what they are doing and students must understand the rationale.Assessment Support Week (ASW), introduced as part of the new academic teaching year, will take place in the week beginning the 14th December. Here we will facilitate campus-wide discussion and support on both the generic skills needed to cope with the pressures of summative examination and the specific advice and insight into the major classes of assessment that students will experience.  Out of necessity and design the range of types of assessments has diversified and the resources of ASW will therefore reflect this. This symposium will provide focus around the diversification of our suite of assessments, providing a forum for discussion that can inform both the development of more resilient assessments and a transparency of their fundamental nature to staff and students.

Delivered by: Higher Education Futures Institute, University of Birmingham
How to register: Individual Bookings for each session can be made on the Showcase canvas page