May: Issue 38
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Our monthly bulletin with UCL Arena events (scroll down for the full list), news and developments about teaching and learning at UCL, and resources to support your work. 
Need to Know
Shortlist announced for The Education Awards 2020:
32 individuals and 9 teams are celebrated for their
contributions to our learning community.
Preparing for Connected Learning in 2020-21. Central support from Arena and Digital Education to help you prepare for teaching, learning and assessment in the next academic session.
BAME Awarding Gap: new staff toolkit: new resources to support staff to achieve oustanding teaching for all students.
Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) launched this week. Download promotional materials to spread
the word. 
UCL connected learning baseline - templates and exemplar course launched. Support for staff developing their courses for Term 1, 2020-21. 
UCL ChangeMakers funding still available to support transition to remote learning. Apply now to work in partnership with students as you shift to remote or socially distanced teaching and learning.
New book on assessment and feedback for teachers in higher education by Teresa McConlogue, Principal Teaching Fellow, UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education.
Sustainability Awards - nomination deadline extended to 25 May! Celebrate colleagues leading the way in Sustainability Education.
Sign up to UCL Arena One: Training UCL PGTAs continues remotely. 
Marking 24 hour exams: options and guidance. 
New guidance on running Staff Student Consultative Committee's (SSCCs) remotely
Daily training sessions on marking 24 hour exams; very working day, 12pm-1pm until Friday 29 May. Self-enrol on the Teaching Continuity Moodle page to join a session that covers: 
  • Marking using Turnitin Feedback Studio
  • Marking using PDF annotation
  • Other options for marking
No need to book!
Case studies
Teaching practical and clinical skills remotely

How to use Microsoft OneDrive to support large assignment submissions in Moodle.

Creating accessible academic content for online courses.
Hot topic of the month
Getting to grips with: Moodle
Moodle is our primary learning platform and hosts a range of supported activities and tools to enable teaching online. 

UCL Moodle resource centre.

Moodle tools to make your teaching more interactive [Case study]
Make your announcements stand out to students: new 'News slider' feature displays up to 7 prominent posts to staff and students.
Video assignment submission now available in Moodle
UCL Digital Education offer 'Introduction to Moodle' drop-in sessions. No booking is required and there are no specific session aims - just come with your questions!
Drop in on:
  • 20 May 2020, 10am – 11am 
  • 22 May 2020, 10am – 11am
  • 26 May 2020, 10am – 11am 
  • 29 May 2020, 10am – 11am
Tell your students
The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is open now. Students on Master's, PGCE, PGCert and PGDip programmes can give feedback and be entered into UCL's prize draw to win £500.
Exam Success Workshops. Designed to help you perform at your best in exams and manage any related stress. (Multiple dates - look for Online Exam Success workshops')
My 10 top tips for acing your exams. Annamaria Dall’Anese, PhD student in UCL Anthropology, shares her 10 steps to acing your exams.
Five alternatives to cancelled laboratory projects. UCL Careers shares how you can build experience to help with your future job hunt in the science sector.
Student Choice Awards - roll of honour announced. 
My five steps to revision success - English Literature student Evie Robinson shares her strategies for successful revision.



Student Coronavirus FAQs site

UCL's coronavirus website is the 'single source of truth' for all enquiries related to COVID-19 from all students, staff and other parties. This site is updated regularly.

Please direct students to their section of this website, where they can find answers to a wide variety of questions.
Beyond UCL
Register for Academic Practice and Technology (APT2020) online conference Monday 6 July 2020
Launch event for Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change  
Friday 29 May, 2pm to 3pm 
Free FutureLearn 3 week course: How to teach online: providing continuity for students, starts Monday 27 April. 
To supplement the FutureLearn social learning experience, there is a UCL-specific Teams channel
CourseEra access for a limited time only! To take advantage of this limited time offer, sign up using your UCL email address by 31 July 2020.
All UCL Arena Events will now take place online. 

You will need to use either Desktop@UCL or a secure VPN (Virtual Private Network) to book an event on MyLearning remotely. ISD guidance is available here

Teaching essentials

Wednesday 27 May, 10:00 - 12:00
An introduction to teaching for Postdoctoral Researchers

Wednesday 27 May, 14:00 - 16:00
Giving good quality feedback 

Wednesday 10 June, 12:00 - 13:00
Programme leaders, directors and departmental administrators: drop-in sessions

Monday 22 June,10:00 - 12:00
Micro-teaching for Postdoctoral Researchers

Professional development

Monday 15 June 10:00 - 12:00
Coaching and Mentoring training

Wednesday 17 June, 14:00 - 16:00
Coaching and Mentoring training

Supporting students wellbeing

Friday 22 May, 10:00 - 12:00
What to do if your student reports sexual violence

Research supervision

Tuesday 23 June, 14:00 - 15:30 
Supervising UG and PGT research projects
Support for your Fellowship application

Wednesday 20 May 14:00 - 15:00
Become a Senior Fellow: developing your application 

Wednesday 27 May, 12:00 - 13:00
Become a Fellow: developing your application 

Monday 01 June, 14:00 - 15:30
Gaining Fellowship of Higher Education Academy: initial guidance for all categories 

Tuesday 02 June, 14:00 - 15:00
Become an Associate Fellow: developing your application

Monday 08 June, 12:00 - 13:00
Become an Associate Fellow: developing your application

Monday 15 June, 13:00 - 14:00
Become a Fellow: developing your application

Tuesday 16 June, 15:00 - 16:00
Become a Senior Fellow: developing your application

Wednesday 17 June, 12:00 - 13:00
Become an Associate Fellow: developing your application
Take a look at all our events, designed for those who teach and support teaching Online and bespoke events related to education: see what's available.
In case you missed it
New Education Planning 2020-21 webpages contain the most up-to-date information and guidance on how we are preparing to deliver an excellent and distinctive education to all UCL students in the next academic session.
Do you know who your Faculty Education Team and Covid-19 Mitigation Coordinators (CMC) are? See the list of departmental contacts [UCL login required]. 
Teaching students across timezones. Where in the world are your students logging on from? How can you engage them all? 
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