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Learning and Teaching Development Programme

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The Learning and Teaching Development Programme (LTDP) is a range of activities to support colleagues to develop their academic practice, and increasingly to support programme teams/subject areas/academic units to enhance their educational provision.


Digital Education

For the 2022-23 academic year, we have changed the way we are delivering the digital education element of the Learning and Teaching Development Programme.

There will be a slight increase in the number of centrally run sessions available to all colleagues, but the majority of training will be delivered in the academic units to ensure the digital development requirements for that unit are being met. Academic units should contact LTDS ( or discuss this with their LTDS Liaison Officer/FMS TEL lead to plan any digital education sessions in their area.

 Find below our current list of potential sessions for inclusion in academic units’ digital education sessions:

Online Content Creation and Delivery

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Building content in your Canvas course (NB including H5P)
  • Saving time and enhancing your courses with Canvas Commons
  • Spring clean your module – quick wins for student engagement
  • Using H5P to create engaging digital content
  • Non synchronous learning activities
  • Maintaining student engagement
  • Engaging students with synchronous online learning
  • Canvas for PS staff
  • Collaboration and communication

Assessment and Feedback

  • 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
  • Digital exams via Inspera

Effective use of data

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

Using rich media to improve student engagement

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











Newcastle Education Practice Scheme

Newcastle Educational Practice Scheme

Newcastle Educational Practice Scheme (NEPS) is designed to support colleagues new to teaching to develop learning and teaching techniques and gain Fellowship with Advance HE along the way. 

Experienced colleagues in learning and teaching support are encouraged to look at the to help them gain recognition (Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellowship) with Advance HE.

Those colleagues with significant strategic leadership in learning and teaching can gain recognition with Advance HE for Principal Fellow by contacting the Academic Practice Team directly.

NEPS Units

NEPS Core sessioons include:

  • Large group teaching
  • Supporting students
  • Introduction to assessment
  • Digital technologies and digital learning
  • How students learn
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Evaluating your teaching
  • EDI in the classroom
  • Designing modules
  • Designing sessions and activities 
  • Becoming a reflective practitioner

Elective Units are set up as self-enrol Canvas courses. Click on the Unit titles below for a brief description of the Unit and scheduled workshops.

NEPS Elective Units

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

Register your interest in NEPS electives