A Learning Activity Based Design Approach

Learning Icons

Here at the University, we have a vast range of experience of developing good approaches to presenting your online resources and materials, whether you are designing a course for students based at a distance or for students on campus. We can help you to think about how you need to approach this so that the online environment complements your teaching and also provides your students with a clear structure that is signposted.

In the video you will have seen how we use and customise the standard Blackboard template to make use of a range of learning icons and a Blackboard task template that we have produced in-house.

Planning documents, learning icons and templates

If you think that you would like to make use of our planning documents, learning icons and templates or would like to have a chat about how you might move forward in this area please email Jacqui Neale.

Take a look at the following video to find out more about how you can make better use of Blackboard to present your modules.

You can view a case study based on this evolving teaching approach.

Staff Development Sessions – Flexible Learning Design using Blackboard

Two Specialised training sessions can be offered to academic staff interested in developing their teaching in this way. These are best attended as a group (organised by department or subject). If you are interested in finding out more please email Jacqui Neale.

Here are the slides for the first session entitled Teaching with Technology: How to achieve better delivery by design. This session provides you with the time to reflect and discuss ideas on how, using a learning activity design approach, you can adapt your teaching to help meet the changing needs of today’s learners. You will then return for the practical training session, session 2. During htis session you will get hands on practice in using the Blackboard templates and learning icons so that you feel confident to develop your own modules using these resources.

Slides for those attending the fast track single session.