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Learning and Teaching Development Programme

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About the Programme

The Learning and Teaching Development Programme is a range of LTDS workshops, webinars and self-directed online courses designed to help colleagues enhance their academic practice and use of digital tools.

Bespoke Sessions

The majority of our bespoke Learning and Teaching Development Programme sessions will be designed, tailored and delivered within academic units. Colleagues should contact LTDS ( or discuss their requirements with their LTDS Liaison Officer/FMS-TEL lead to plan sessions.

Please find below some of the bespoke sessions LTDS have run for schools across the University.

Online Content Creation and Delivery

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Canvas for Professional Services staff
  • Building content in your Canvas course
  • Saving time and enhancing your courses with Canvas Commons
  • Spring clean your module – quick wins for student engagement
  • Using H5P to create interactive digital activities
  • Developing engaging non-synchronous learning activities
  • Maintaining student engagement
  • Engaging students with online learning
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Using NU Reflect to support reflective practice and skills development 

Assessment and Feedback

  • Creating and marking digital exams using Inspera
  • Creating and managing assignments
  • Introduction to Canvas New Quizzes
  • Canvas online marking and feedback
  • Electronic marking with Turnitin
  • Doing more with Canvas New Quizzes
  • Effective rubrics for digital assessment
  • Promoting academic integrity

Effective use of data

  • Using learning analytics to support student engagement, achievement, and wellbeing

Using rich media to improve student engagement

  • Creating engaging video content
  • Video next steps: edit, caption and share your videos
  • How to make a podcast

Newcastle Education Practice Scheme

The Newcastle Educational Practice Scheme (NEPS) is designed to support colleagues new to teaching and help them to develop their learning and teaching techniques. NEPS Elective Units are part of this programme, and colleagues are welcome to individually join these self-guided courses and associated workshops as part of the Learning and Teaching Development Programme. Click on the unit titles below for a brief description and a list of scheduled workshops.

Workshops are only scheduled for three of these units; the others are scheduled on demand. Use the form link below to register your interest: