Our Bath Blend Essentials are quick guides to help introduce you to key aspects of online and blended learning and teaching and are full of practical hints and tips.

Key information

Visit our guidance and resources overview page where you will find links to key information regarding teaching online and the use of various technology and tools.

Planning for blended delivery

Getting started with blended delivery

Tips and Tools for Live Interactive Online (Synchronous) Learning

Live Interactive Online Learning

In addition to engaging learners through active discussion and immediate feedback, synchronous activities can also allow for more in depth exploration of ideas and concepts.

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Tips and Tools for Asynchronous Learning

Independent Learning

'Asynchronous learning' refers to forms of learning and teaching that place flexibly online and do not require learners and/or tutors to be online simultaneously.

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Embedding feedback

Practical approaches to supporting students' understanding of the feedback process and to embed effective feedback and feedforward activities.

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Engaging your students

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Engaging students online

Both synchronous and asynchronous online learning activities can foster engagement through keeping to some core principles.

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Developing Community Online

Developing community online

How can we make more explicit and deliberate opportunities for informal conversations and connections to be made within our online teaching and learning environment?

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Parity of experience

Parity of experience

Our challenge is to prepare the best learning experiences for all students, no matter how students and teaching staff 'attend classes'.

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Using online tools

Tools to support online group work

Online group work tools

These tools can support collaborative Group Reports, Lab Projects and Peer Assisted Learning activities.

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Online assessment tools

The key digital systems used to support online formative and summative assessment.

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Use of non-Bath tools

Using non-Bath tools

You should chose a digital tool based on meeting learning outcomes, data protection and accessibility requirements.

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Copyright issues

Copyright is one of the main types of intellectual property. It allows the copyright owner to protect against others copying or reproducing their work.

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Guides to specific tools

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Moodle is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used for both synchronous (live) and asynchronous activity.

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Office 365

Office 365 is a Microsoft subscription service that includes access to Office applications and online productivity services.

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Re:View is the University of Bath's video platform (also known as Panopto).

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform with document sharing, online meetings, and application integration.

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Mentimeter is a web-based polling tool, that allows you to gather reponses from students to engage them in their learning.  It can be used synchronously, during lectures or other teaching activities. It can also be used asynchronously, between in-person sessions. 

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Use Zoom to host online Interactive sessions with students and facilitate hybrid sessions, or encourage students to use it to support groupwork activities.

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Further information on available tools

Head to our tools homepage to find more guidance and resources on specific products.

Updated on:17 December 2020

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