Staff guide to using WASS to create sign-ups for touch point sessions

WASS, Aston’s Web Appointment Scheduling System can be used by students to sign up to touch point events such as labs, tutorials and workshops. This document provides a step-by-step guide for academic staff, showing how to create calendars for their modules and add bookable sessions to those. If you use these, make sure you provide Continue Reading…

ALTO: Designing learning events for the online environment

This session aims to provide participants with the opportunity to consider a set of key principles to keep in mind when developing effective high-quality learning events. The session will take a structured approach and enable participants to develop a session from their own context (such as a lecture or seminar) and produce a plan that Continue Reading…

ALTO: Adapting your modules for online and blended learning

This session aims to help you adapt your modules for online and blended learning by providing a set of eight themes to guide your planning for high-quality flexible learning. You will need to review selected resources to prepare for the session, which will involve discussion in groups as you develop an action plan for adapting Continue Reading…

ALTO: Active Learning and Teaching Online

The Education Team (formerly CLIPP) is pleased to launch ALTO: a series of professional development sessions and training events designed to help you develop and deliver high-quality, flexible online and blended learning to our students as part of the ‘Aston Approach’. The first three of these sessions are now available for booking (see details below).  Continue Reading…

OneNote for Medical students

I’m currently designing a new induction/workshop session about how to use OneNote. Its primary audience will be students in Aston Medical School and as such, I have been doing a little research regarding specifically how medical students might use the tool. During this process, I came across a couple of videos that I felt gave Continue Reading…

Designing for the Mobile Learner Webinar

This is the first of a series of webinars Blackboard will be running during 2019, that look at different aspects of academic practice relating to teaching and learning with technology. The first episode is taking place 11-12pm Tuesday 26th March 2019. What is being covered? Why is mobile learning important? What kind of content are learners Continue Reading…