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We have a great line-up of new workshops for University of Sussex teaching staff this semester. Whether you want to explore next steps with Canvas, are looking to make the most of Panopto, our new online media platform, or are wondering what might be out there to take your students’ learning experience in a new direction we have something for you.

Doing more with Canvas

When Canvas was introduced at the University of Sussex over 1000 members of staff attended Canvas Fundamentals workshops and lots of you have read our blog posts about the great features in Canvas. As we move into the second year of Canvas, the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team are offering two workshops that will help you make more of the features available in our online study platform.

Collaboration opportunities in Canvas. Thursday 14/11/19, 11.00-12.30.

This hands-on session will introduce some of the ways that Canvas supports students to work together. Participants will explore the Groups function which allows teachers and students to create ‘mini-modules’ to facilitate group work and  Collaborations where students can edit documents together. Book a place on Collaboration opportunities in Canvas.

Quizzes and surveys in Canvas. Friday 6/12/19, 11.00-12.30.

Quizzes and surveys are a great way to give feedback to students on their learning and get feedback from students. Participants in this workshop will explore potential uses for Canvas Quizzes and get started with building a quiz and analysing responses. Book a place on Quizzes and surveys in Canvas.

Other Canvas training and support

We are still running Canvas Fundamentals workshops for new or returning staff and are happy to work with individuals on making the best use of Canvas for their students, so please do contact if you want to discuss options. 

Online media with Panopto

This academic year the university has introduced Panopto as its new online media platform. Many people are now using Panopto to record lectures, but there is much more that you can do with this platform. This semester there are two workshops looking at interesting ways to use Panopto, and as always the TEL team are ready to help individuals explore how they could use Panopto in their teaching – just email us at if you want to discuss options. 

Panopto for Flipped learning. Monday 25/11/19, 10.00-11.00.

Providing online content can be a great way to prepare students for a face-to-face session where problems can be explored and tackled together. Panopto allows for recordings to be made at your desk and for quizzes to be added at key points. This session offers participants the opportunity to learn how this can be used in their teaching practice. Book a place on Panopto for Flipped learning.

Podcasting in teaching: an auditory adventure. Wednesday 6/11/19, 14:00-15:00.

Podcasts are gaining in popularity and are an ideal medium for teaching and learning. Book for this workshop to learn more about podcasts and get started using Panopto and other tools to plan, record, edit and publish a podcast. Book a place on Podcasting in teaching: an auditory adventure.

Exploring further afield

TEL are always on the lookout for interesting ways that technology can facilitate innovative teaching and sharing them with academic colleagues. This semester we have three workshops looking at a range of free options to enhance students’ learning. As well as showing you how to create content with these digital tools, each session will provide an opportunity to consider how they might be useful in your context. 

Flipgrid: video discussions for learning. Wednesday 20/11/19, 13.30-14.30.

Flipgrid is a really fun way for students to share their ideas using short videos. This workshop introduces the free tool which is now part of Office 365 and will get you started creating your own video posts and grids. Book a place on Flipgrid: video discussions for learning.

Teaching games and storytelling with Twine. Tuesday 3/12/19, 10.00-11.30.

Twine lets anyone create learning resources based on scenarios and decision making. This workshop will look at some examples of how this tool could be used and participants will get started creating their own Twine stories/journeys. Book a place on Teaching games and storytelling with Twine.

Make your own Augmented Reality experiences. Tuesday 10/12/19, 14.00-15.30.

If you are interested in Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and the benefits they may offer for learning, but don’t know where to start creating them, then this workshop is for you! Participants will be introduced to some examples and will create their own AR experience. Book a place on Make your own Augmented Reality experiences.

You can read more about all of these workshops on the TEL website. If there is another TEL topic you would like to learn more about please contact

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