• Netiquette

    What is netiquette?  The term netiquette has emerged in the online world as a form of setting professional expectations for an engaging environment; promoting participation and ensuring people feel secure and confident to contribute. Creating a ‘safe space’ classroom environment online means everyone feels able to fully contribute and share…

  • Gaining feedback from students online

    Receiving feedback from students is an important part of all teaching and learning. This article will explore ways to gain feedback from your students when delivering online teaching, learning and assessment. We recommend visiting the ‘Grading assessments and giving feedback in Aula’ article for information on providing feedback on student…

  • Accessibility and inclusion

    What is accessibility?  Accessibility in education refers to our responsibility to designing teaching and learning in support of equitable access for all our students. It is about the need to reduce and overcome barriers that may occur in our digital content, systems, and processes, teaching and learning activities and assessments….

  • Understanding authentic assessment

    This article will provide you with a brief overview of authentic assessment and some simple steps and considerations to help design more authentic methods of assessment and feedback.   What is authentic assessment?  Authentic assessment refers to assessments that require students to use the same combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes…

  • Community: How belonging boosts student engagement

    Nurturing a sense of belonging amongst students is at the heart of successful retention and student success.  Having a sense of belonging means that students feel accepted, valued and included by their teachers and peers and consider themselves to be an important part of their academic community. They are motivated…

  • Boost comprehension with curated module content

    The articles in this category are all about how you can create (or adapt) interesting and varied learning objects such as video, audio, graphics and more to help your students understand and benefit from your teaching to the best of their ability. What do we mean by ‘content’? Essentially every…

  • Add live captions to PowerPoint presentations

    Microsoft PowerPoint is able to add captions to presentations in real-time. This guide will show you how to activate and make use of this feature when presenting. What do I need? The live-captioning feature is supported for Windows, Mac and Online users. If you are running an older version of…