Digital Learning staff development in July 2021

We are pleased to share our upcoming staff development sessions that are open to all UAL staff across all colleges and departments. All sessions will be hosted online.

We have a variety of new sessions this July. You can join Pedagogy, Presence and Placemaking: building community and belonging in online teaching where David White, UAL Head of Digital Learning will facilitate an exploration of different  approaches to nurturing  community and belonging within student groups in online teaching. We have several new sessions about Miro, a collaborative whiteboard platform where you can explore the platform, or have hands-on practice.

If you have any questions, please contact Digital Learning through MySupport.


If you require captions or other support, please contact Digital Learning through MySupport when you register.

How to sign up:

  1. Select the session title to go to the ESS sign-up page.
  2. Log-in to ESS
  3. Select the session time you want to join.
  4. Within 2 business days after signing up, we will send you an Outlook calendar invitation with the details to join the session.


If you book a session and later need to cancel, please decline the Outlook invitation and cancel your booking in ESS. Cancelling your booking in ESS will allow other colleagues to book in your place.

If you attend the session, you may request that session’s recording from the presenter. As spaces are limited, please do not book a session that you are unable to join in real time just to request a recording.

If you are unable to join in real-time, you can browse the self-paced development library on Canvas (UAL staff login required).

Upcoming sessions:

Join us to explore digital tools, discuss how to design your teaching and student support, and learn how to use the platforms we support.


TitleDate and time
Exploring Workflow practice: How can it support student learning?Thur 8 July, 2-3pm
Exploring Padlet. What is it and how can it support student learning?Fri 9 July, 11am – noon
Tues 13 July, 11am – noon
(NEW!) Exploring MiroTues 13 July, 2-3pm


TitleDate and time
Creating inclusive blended learning designsFri 16 July, 11am-noon
Designing the live online learning experienceWed 14 July, 2-3pm
Designing forum-based learning activitiesThur 15 July, 2-3pm


TitleDate and time
(NEW!) Making your Moodle course more accessible with Blackboard AllyThur 15 July, 11am-noon
(NEW!) Getting started with Miro: Collaborating online in real timeTues 13 July, 3:45-5pm
Wed 14 July, 11am-12:15pm
(NEW!) Going further with Miro: Designing and running activitiesFri 16 July, 2-3pm
Going further with Collaborate Ultra: strategies for facilitating group activitiesThur 15 July, 4-5pm
Creating educational videos with PanoptoFri 9 July, 4-5pm
Going further with Panopto: embedding quizzes and using statistics to track engagementWed 14 July, 4-5pm
(NEW!) Getting your Moodle course ready (drop-in session)Fri 16 July, 4-5pm

4 thoughts on “Digital Learning staff development in July 2021

  • June 24, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Hello Digital Support,

    Keen to do this session: Going further with Collaborate Ultra: strategies for facilitating group activities.
    Will there be any opportunities for the July Programme?

    Thank you

    • July 12, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Thank you for your interest! Yes, we have a session this Thursday the 15th at 4pm. You can sign up by following the link in the Use section, the 4th from the top.

  • July 13, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Hi, will the sessions be recorded and available to view? There are several I’d be interested in but won’t be able to attend. Thanks

    • July 26, 2021 at 11:06 am

      We have available recordings on this Canvas page. If there are other sessions not listed, please do contact me by email and I’ll see if they are available to share!


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