Centre for Academic Practice

Courses and Workshops

Workshops

We provide a wide range of developmental workshops to support those of you who teach or provide learning support for our students.

Most of these workshops are run by Centre for Academic Practice staff but some are run, on our behalf, by other colleagues across the University who have specialist skills and knowledge.

For further details of the individual workshops below, or to reserve a place on them please go to the my.HR website, where they are listed under the Academic Practice or E-learning categories,  in the Learning section.

For guidance on how to book onto a course via the my.HR website please look at the document below:

Technology Enhanced Learning workshops

Clicking on each of the course titles below will take you directly to the booking page for the course on my.HR.

 

 

Title

Brief Description

Introduction to Learn

Basic introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment for all module tutors. Strongly recommended for all new academic staff.

Introduction to Learn Design Module

The aim of this session is to give the user an overview of best practice approaches to developing and implementing clearly structured, consistent and well-designed Learn modules.

Learn for Administrators

Basic introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment focused on the requirements of programme administrators.

Introduction to Online Assessment

Focuses on the application and creation of online assessments using various e-learning tools, such as LEARN Quiz and TurnItIn

Recording and Publishing Teaching Sessions

This session will outline further the basics of the LC policy, the default set-up of the system and how you can go about amending the settings where the defaults don't suit your approach to teaching for example. 

Camtasia: An Introduction to screen recording & video editing

Introduction to this popular tool which can be used for creating screencasts and for video editing.

Co-Tutor

This introduction to the new version of Co-Tutor is suitable for staff who have the responsibility for: managing staff access to Co-Tutor, student allocations, placement administration, senior tutors, administrators, etc.

TurnItin Feedback Studio

Online submission, originality checking and marking through the Turnitin suite of tools, accessible via Learn.

WebPA for Peer Assessment

Find out how to implement online peer moderated assessment using the WebPA tool developed here at Loughborough.

Engaging Learning with Large Classes/Lectures

Managing large groups to promote student engagement and participation through the use of technologies such as e;ectronic voting systems.

Learning and Teaching Workshops

Clicking on each of the course titles below will take you directly to the booking page for the course on my.HR.

 

Title

Brief Description

Role of the Academic Guidance Adviser / Personal Tutor

Equips academic guidance advisers and/or personal tutors with the skills and confidence to provide more effective help for students who would benefit from support.

Designing for Inclusivity

Ensuring equality of opportunity for all learners and discussion of techniques to make teaching more inclusive when teaching a diverse group.

Inclusive Assessment 

Practical ideas for enhancing student learning through assessed activities.

Embedding Ethical Thinking in Research and Teaching

Addresses the role of ethical thinking within academic practice: ethical principles in research; conveying ethical thinking to students; ethical practice in teaching.

Engaging Learning with Large Classes/Lectures

Managing large groups to promote student engagement and participation.

Evaluating your Teaching

 

Considers a range of evaluative techniques and strategies to reflect on feedback on teaching practice; offers ideas for obtaining swift, frequent and actionable feedback on teaching sessions and students’ learning.

Making the Most of your Voice

Enables participants to develop a range of techniques for good voice production and provides diagnostic help for delegates on specific voice issues.

Fundamentals of PhD Supervision A and B (Two parts)

Explores how to support research students to have an excellent experience at Loughborough and complete a PhD satisfactorily; includes discussion with several senior and experienced members of staff.

Plagiarism - Teaching to Avoid It

Analyses the factors that encourage students to plagiarise and examines examples of ways in which tutors can help students to use information effectively and ethically.

Planning and Designing for Teaching

Explores good practice in planning and designing learning activities for a range of purposes; helps participants adopt a teaching strategy suited to their learning objectives.

Presenting for Effective Learning

The aim of this workshop is to explore different ideas for presenting, ranging from a formal lecture to occasional workshop. The focus is on `live performance aspects, including voice, body language and facilitation. 

Student Learning through Critical Thinking

Examines the idea of critical thinking and a range of techniques for developing critical thinking skills of students.

Student Learning through Effective Feedback

Raises awareness of the links between assessment, feedback and learning, and offers practical ideas for enhancing student learning.

Supervising Undergraduate & Masters Projects

Helps to equip participants to supervise research projects and/or professional practice activities within taught courses by exploring good practice in supervision and ways to deal with problems.

Teaching Small Groups

Considers the nature of small groups, various approaches to small group teaching and the skills needed for small group teaching.

Inclusive Teaching and Supporting Neurodiverse Students

Looks in detail about supporting dyslexic students.

Introduction to Online Assessment

Focuses on the application and creation of online assessments using various e-learning tools, such as LEARN Quiz and TurnItIn.

Professional Development Workshops

Clicking on each of the course titles below will take you directly to the booking page for the course on my.HR.

 

Title

Brief Description

Academic Probation Adviser Training

Up-to-date ideas and information about supporting and advising a new lecturer on academic probation.

Becoming a Principal Fellow of the HEA

Advice about applying for professional recognition of the HEA at Descriptor 4.

Getting in the LUPE: developing your Loughborough University Portfolio of Evidence

Introduction to the University’s CPD Framework and how it relates to professional recognition.

LUPE Writing Retreat

This workshop provides you with space to work on your submission to the LUPE. Help will be at hand to advise and support.

Making the Most of your Voice 

Enables participants to develop a range of techniques for good voice production and provides diagnostic help for delegates on specific voice issues.

National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Workshop for applicants

The NTFS recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and higher education teaching.  Find out more about the benefits of this prestigious award for individuals and the University.

Supporting the LUPE: Loughborough University Portfolio of Evidence

A session for mentors supporting colleagues seeking professional recognition through LUPE.

Research and Enterprise Workshops

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A summary of all the upcoming CPD workshops the Centre for Academic Practice will shortly be available below.

Customised Sessions

Working with you, we can adapt our standard workshops to the needs of specific audiences. We can also design new sessions to meet development needs identified by particular schools / departments. For examples of customised sessions, see some of the entries in the Projects and Initiatives section of our website.