Digital Design – individual self study course

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery next year. In the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on your experience of teaching online
  • Explore engaging and inclusive design for your context
  • Analyse how different technologies can support different types of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Apply principles of online design to your teaching, assessment, units and programmes

By the end you will have had the opportunity to design a sequence of online activities for a week of teaching, and will have the knowledge and skills to build a user-friendly course in Blackboard using a range of different tools and types of task.

What will we cover?

This course is a self-study resource, meaning that you can work through the course at your own pace, and in your own time, there are seven themes to work through:

  • Reflections on ‘aha’, ‘oh no’ and ‘so what’ moments
  • Designing for digital: translation or transformation
  • The big shift from me to you: interactive teaching
  • Research-rich learning – the digital way
  • Nurturing relationships: personal, social, educational
  • Designing for inclusion
  • Authentic learning and assessment

Full details about the course materials, structure, navigation, help and support are available on the course welcome page on Blackboard, which you can access after enrolling. 

This course has been developed by BILT, DEO and CREATE

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BILT Briefings, News

BILT Friday Briefing Issue 39

News

New briefing format

You will notice that the briefing is now in a new format and platform. This is because Amy Palmer (Digital Resources Officer) is now on maternity leave. We wish Amy well for the coming months and hope you will enjoy the new format on WordPress. If you have any enquiries that would normally be directed to Amy, please contact the BILT mailbox – bilt.info@bristol.ac.uk in the first instance.

Express your interest in the asynchronous August run of Digital Design

Please fill in this form if you are interested in taking the Digital Design course in August and we will keep you updated with any details that become available. Staff who have already taken earlier runs of the course are welcome to take this as a refresher, if you wish. Find out more about the course by reading this blog post.

FUTURES2020 – Call for researchers

Researchers, research teams and postgraduate research students are invited to take part in FUTURES2020, a festival of discovery in Bristol, Bath, Exeter, and Plymouth celebrating European Researchers’ Night (27-28 November). Funded by the EU Commission, this is the largest showcase of cutting-edge research across the region with over 300 researchers participating in a range of public events. To find out more see the website or email Diane Thorne or Joel Morley at futures-project@bristol.ac.uk. Closing date for submissions – Friday 31 July.

Resources

‘Tales from the Digital Classroom’ Conference – recordings and materials

We were delighted to welcome over 150 staff to our first virtual conference ‘Tales from the Digital Classroom’ which shared stories and experiences of online – teaching, tools and techniques. If you were unable to attend the conference, or wish to refresh your memory, all session recordings and supporting materials from the day can be viewed on the Blackboard BILT site.

Employability in the curriculum series

Blog series from the Faculty Employability Team in the Careers Service. The first blog asks why does employability matter, the second explores what’s already in your curriculum and the third focuses on helping students to identify employability within the curriculum. Feedback is welcome to help the Team develop their advice and guidance further – comments can be posted at the end of each blog post.

Addressing disparities and the shadow pandemic

Blog by BILT Lecturer Aisling (Ash) Tierney on how COVID-19 is causing societal disparities that adversely affect BAME staff and students, read the post here.

The social determinants of well-being: A holistic approach to supporting students capacity to flourish in Higher Education

Blog by Student Fellow Owen Barlow on disparities in wellbeing among young people in Higher Education, read the post here.

Events

Various DEO events

Please visit our Events page for full listings of forthcoming events.

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If there is anything you would like to share via this briefing, please get in touch with the BILT Team at bilt-info@bristol.ac.uk

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Digital design – third run

This is the third run of the course.

 

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery next year.

In the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on your experience of teaching online
  • Explore engaging and inclusive design for your context
  • Analyse how different technologies can support different types of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Apply principles of online design to your teaching, assessment, units and programmes

By the end you will have designed a sequence of online activities for a week of teaching, and will have the knowledge and skills to build a user-friendly course in Blackboard using a range of different tools and types of task. 

Dates

There will be seven sessions in total:

Week 1: Thurs 9th, Fri 10th

Week 2: Mon 13th, Tues 14th, Weds 15th, Fri 17th July.

Timings

You should expect to spend 1 hour per day on the course activities.

  • There will be a live session on the first and last day at 10am and then repeated at 3pm (these will be recorded and made available on Blackboard)
  • The rest of the course will be self-paced study (asynchronous) and materials / activities will be released for you at 10am everyday.

We will enrol you onto the Blackboard course before the course starts and you will receive details about how to join.

This course has been developed by BILT, DEO and CREATE.

Digital Design – second run

This is the second run of the course.

 

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery next year.

In the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on your experience of teaching online
  • Explore engaging and inclusive design for your context
  • Analyse how different technologies can support different types of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Apply principles of online design to your teaching, assessment, units and programmes

By the end you will have designed a sequence of online activities for a week of teaching, and will have the knowledge and skills to build a user-friendly course in Blackboard using a range of different tools and types of task. 

Dates

There will be seven sessions in total:

Week 1: Mon 15th, Tues 16th, Weds 17th, Thurs 18th, Fri 19th

Week 2: Mon 22nd, Tuesday 23rd June.

Timings

You should expect to spend 1 hour per day on the course activities.

  • There will be a live session on the first and last day at 10am and then repeated at 3pm (these will be recorded and made available on Blackboard)
  • The rest of the course will be self-paced study (asynchronous) and materials / activities will be released for you at 10am everyday.

The course will take place on Blackboard, you will receive a link to auto enrol in the confirmation email after registration.

This course has been developed by BILT, DEO and CREATE.

To make the course available to as many possible we will be running it three times.

The later date will be:

Run 3: Thur 9th July – Fri 17th July

Digital Design – first run

This is the first run of the course.

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery next year.

In the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on your experience of teaching online
  • Explore engaging and inclusive design for your context
  • Analyse how different technologies can support different types of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Apply principles of online design to your teaching, assessment, units and programmes

By the end you will have designed a sequence of online activities for a week of teaching, and will have the knowledge and skills to build a user-friendly course in Blackboard using a range of different tools and types of task. 

You should expect to spend 1 hour per day on the course activities.

Schedule

Wed 27th: Live session at 10am and repeated at 3pm (these will be recorded and made available on Blackboard)

Thurs 28th: Self-paced study (asynchronous), resources / activities released at 10am

Fri 29th: Self-paced study (asynchronous), resources / activities released at 10am

Tue 2nd: Self-paced study (asynchronous), resources / activities released at 10am

Wed 3rd: Self-paced study (asynchronous), resources / activities released at 10am

Thu 4th: Self-paced study (asynchronous), resources / activities released at 10am

Fri 5th: Live session at 10am and repeated at 3pm (these will be recorded and made available on Blackboard)

 

To make the course available to as many possible we will be running it three times. Once you have signed up we will enrol you onto the Blackboard course and email you with details about how to join before the course starts.

The later dates will be:

Second run: Mon 15th June – Tue 23rd June

Third run: Thur 9th July – Fri 17th July

News

Digital Design course details

The aim of this online course is to provide you with the digital design skills and knowledge to plan learning, assessment, units and programmes for flexible delivery next year.

In the course you will:

  • Critically reflect on your experience of teaching online
  • Explore engaging and inclusive design for your context
  • Analyse how different technologies can support different types of learning, teaching and assessment
  • Apply principles of online design to your teaching, assessment, units and programmes

By the end you will have designed a sequence of online activities for a week of teaching, and will have the knowledge and skills to build a user-friendly course in Blackboard using a range of different tools and types of task. 

The Digital Design – individual self study course has now launched, this course is a self-study resource, meaning that you can work through the course at your own pace, and in your own time.