INTO Student Community through Canvas

Stephen Grinsell, Director of Studies & Student Experience INTO Newcastle University What did you do? Created a student community on Canvas to initially support student orientation and induction weeks, but to also give a home to INTO Student Support and its various elements. For orientation and induction we needed a space to host information on Read more about INTO Student Community through Canvas[…]

Rebuilding and redesigning courses

Weekly online activities were produced for students to support their learning and skill development. Being aware of what the students might have been experiencing, as well as trying to support their learning through accessible and manageable content was key.

Module Redevelopment

Face-to-face lectures were redeveloped to be delivered online while the seminars allow me to see the students every few weeks. This approach has helped during the pandemic and helped support students in their 2020/21 studies.

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The Politics of Happiness

David Walker in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology has placed student wellbeing at the centre of his module Politics of Happiness. Find out how weekly assignments posted to Canvas on mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and unplugging your devices, have helped improve student engagement…

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Pivoting a large first year module to Online provision

The School of Geography, Politics & Social Sciences have recently redesigned their Comparing Cultures module to respond to Covid and the move to online teaching. Find out how mini lectures, virtual exchanges, fire-side chats, and simple weekly emails have helped to keep students engaged…

Transforming a module from face-to-face delivery to blended format

Find out how the HSS8002 information and library skills module (part of the HASS PG researcher development programme) was transformed from face-to-face delivery into blended (i.e. online and face-to-face) format.

Blended learning using Blackboard in the School of Modern Languages

Dr Franck Michel, Senior Lecturer School of Modern Languages Humanities and Social Sciences What did you do? Treating Blackboard as an expansion of a module can encourage students’ to engage with the module content, with each other, and with the tutor. Who is involved? Franck Michel’s use of Blackboard was commended in School of Modern Read more about Blended learning using Blackboard in the School of Modern Languages[…]