Training Sessions and Support
The University of Sheffield suspended face-to-face teaching from Monday 16 March 2020 and all teaching has moved online. Please refer to the Coronavirus Information & Advice page for the latest updates.
During this period the Digital Learning Team will be hosting regular webinars to support the transition to online teaching and assessment, as well as offering one-to-one Digital Advice Slots tailored to your needs. Support needs are reviewed daily and future dates will be added to this page.
Updated: Thursday 28 May at 10.00
Digital Learning Webinars
The sessions run at the following times and are scheduled for half an hour. There is no need to book - simply visit our Blackboard Collaborate room at the scheduled time.
No webinars are scheduled for week commencing Monday 1 June, however if you need any support, please book a Digital Advice Slot using the details below.
We recommend using Google Chrome to join Collaborate sessions. Help joining a Blackboard Collaborate room.
If you are not available for the time slots listed, recordings of all of the sessions we have offered are available via the links below.
- Live stream your lecture or seminar (from your office / home) using Blackboard Collaborate
- Record lectures from your home or office with Encore Universal Capture
- Blackboard First Steps - how to get started getting your course online (for beginners)
- Setting up assignment submission points for online assessment
- How to facilitate discussion and maintain contact with students online (Discussion boards and Announcements)
- Blackboard Tests for Assessment
If you need support with another aspect of online teaching, please book a Digital Advice Slot or contact the Digital Learning Helpdesk via the details below.
|Digital Advice Slots||
One to one Digital Advice Slots are also available Monday to Friday, 11.00 - 16.00 (BST). Capacity has been increased to meet demand during this time, and they have been moved online. Please see Digital Advice Slots for more details, and to book a slot.
|Digital Learning Helpdesk||
The Digital Learning Helpdesk will be open Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 17.00 (BST), and will provide support to help guide you through this transition.
|Teaching Online Staff Guidance||
Teaching online may be something new to you, so we have designed this Teaching Online guidance page to support you through the transition.