As part of the Continuing Professional Development Framework, the Academic Development team from the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education & Student Experience Portfolio offer a selection of self-paced learning modules.
Each module takes approximately two hours to complete.
You will be able to generate a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of each module. To obtain a Certificate of Achievement for a module, you will need to complete its required activities.
To access each module, please use the Student self-enrolment keys provided.
UNSW Contextualised Modules
Introduces the Universal Design for Learning Framework, and offers educators ways to implement UDL in their teaching. Features interviews with UNSW staff and students, and a variety of in-depth scenarios modelling UDL strategies. Self-enrolment key: Student_UDL
Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching Modules
The modules provide key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies 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.
Covers elements of assessment, management of assessment risk through the application of quality assessment practices, including moderation. Self-enrolment key: student_assessment
This module introduces you to the concept of harnessing student interactions for deep learning through collaborative learning techniques. Self-enrolment key: student_collaborative
Covers key topics for designing curriculum; constructive alignment; deep and surface approaches to learning; active learning; and the flipped classroom. Self-enrolment key: student_curriculum
Covers design, implementation and facilitation when using educational technologies for teaching, learning and assessment. Self-enrolment key: student_onlinelearning
Discover what constitutes feedback and feedforward. Reflect on how you design feedback processes to enhance student learning and how to engage students with feedback. Self-enrolment key: student_feedbackforlearning
Self-enrolment key: student_learningandteachingtheories
This module aims to raise your involvement in taking a scholarly approach to your teaching, and how this relates to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Self-enrolment key: Student_scholarlyteaching
This module aims to assist you to approach teaching your initial class with confidence and capability. Self-enrolment key: student_teachingfirst
Develop your understanding of diversity with a range of evidence-based, good-practice activities and resources to support your students. Self-enrolment key: student_diverselearners
Covers what constitutes work-integrated learning, why it might be embedded into the student learning experience, and what it looks like in practice. Self-enrolment key: student_workintegratedlearning
Moodle Training Modules
These self-paced modules available in Moodle cover a large variety of Moodle topics and are designed to provide help with using Moodle and a range of tools.
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: StudentSPWS2
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: StudentWS3
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: StudentSPWS6
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. Self-enrolment key: StudentSPWS14
Sustainable Development Goals Modules
This module introduces the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; the 2030 Agenda, the goals and targets for the SDGs, interlinkages between SDGs, and the transformations needed.
This module on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 "Climate Action," introduces you to the empirical evidence for human-made climate change, the impacts at the global level and also what global warming means for Australia, specifically for the Great Barrier Reef.
This Moodle course is a stand-alone set of tools that can be used in a variety of contexts (eg course convenors can link from their own Moodle course to specific tools in the Wellbeing course). The Self-enrolment keys are: Instructors to enrol as Teaching Assistant: WeCare Auditor (tutors): ucare Student: icare
Find more resources from the Healthy Universities here.
Recognise & respond: Suicide Prevention training (self-paced 60 minutes)
When someone you know appears suicidal, you might not know what to do. UNSW Health Promotions Unit, in collaboration with Black Dog Institute, is offering a self-paced 60-minutes training module to assist in reducing and preventing suicide in Australia. The training provides skills to identify, recognise and respond and assist someone at risk. Limited licenses available for UNSW staff and students until the end of the year.
Please note that a Certificate of Achievement will not be awarded for any of resources and trainings listed above.