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.


Assessment & Feedback Symposium


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 increasingly 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.

Recordings of the sessions can be accessed on the Showcase canvas page