As part of the Continuing Professional Development Framework, the Academic Development Services team offer self-paced learning modules in Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching and Moodle training tutorials.
Each module is self-paced and should take approximately two hours to complete. You will be able to download the resources and sequentially work through the activities in your own time.
Participants will be able to generate a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the module. To obtain a Certificate of Participation, all activities within the enrolled module will need to be completed, and in some modules, you will need to successfully complete a module quiz.
See more information below.
Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching modules
These self-paced modules provide key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies. The modules have been developed by a team of learning and teaching leaders from 18 Australian universities and one university in the United Kingdom. Associate Professor Kym Fraser, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, led the development, in collaboration with nine Australian Partner Universities.
The following modules are available via Moodle:
Self-enrolment key: student_onlinelearning
This module introduces issues of design, implementation and facilitation when using educational technologies for teaching, learning and assessment.
Self-enrolment key: student_feedbackforlearning
This module aims to introduce you to what constitutes feedback and feedforward, help you to reflect on how you design feedback processes to enhance student learning and consider how to engage students effectively with feedback.
Self-enrolment key: student_assessment
This module will introduce you to some important elements of assessment, and the management of assessment risk through the application of practices to ensure assessment quality, including moderation.
Self-enrolment key: student_learningandteachingtheories
The aim of this module is to encourage you
Self-enrolment key: student_diverselearners
The module will develop your understanding of diversity in higher education. It will introduce you to a range of evidence-based, good-practice activities and resources to support your students. You will also be asked to consider ways you can apply your thinking to support your students.
Moodle Training Modules
These self-paced tutorials cover a large variety of Moodle topics and are designed to provide help with using Moodle and a range of tools.
The following module is available via Moodle:
Self-enrolment key: StudentSPWS6
The module will take you through the basics of viewing, using, creating and managing the Moodle Quizzes. Moodle's Quiz activity allows you to design and build quizzes containing a variety of question types (e.g. multiple choice, true/false, short answer).
Self-enrolment key: StudentSPWS2
This module showcases a variety of Moodle communication tools, including Blackboard Collaborate, with examples and links to UNSW Teaching Gateway resources for you to start facilitating both synchronous and asynchronous communication in your course.
Self-enrolment key: StudentSPWS3
In this module we explore why feedback from students matter, and some of the ways we capture feedback including myExperience. This module has been designed to provide an overview and demonstration of polling, feedback and survey tools in Moodle, and provide links to further resources to help you with these tools.
Self-enrolment key: StudentSPWS14
This module will take you through the basics of creating, using, and managing Turnitin Assignments. It will help you get started with using Turnitin Assignments and teach you some basic functions that you are expected to perform as an instructor.