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Learning and Teaching Development Programme

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.

There is a range of professional development opportunities (for newly appointed, and established colleagues) to develop their educational practice linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework, and recognition against this.

There is an open programme of webinars/workshops on core educational governance and quality assurance issues and processes. There is also a range of opportunities to support the University’s approach to Student Voice.

The Learning and Teaching Development Service offers to develop, design and run bespoke workshops for academic units. These workshops are available on request by academic units to support them in the development of their taught programmes, and are designed in collaboration with the requesting academic unit to ensure that they meet their needs and priorities.

Digital Education

For the 2021-22 academic year, we have changed the way we are delivering the digital education element of the Learning and Teaching Development Programme.

Each academic unit has been ‘allocated’ 1.5 days where members of LTDS will be available to deliver digital education development activities for members of that academic unit, in that academic unit and specifically for that academic unit. It is for the academic unit to decide how to use these. 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:


  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Building content in your Canvas course (NB including H5P)
  • Canvas for PS staff
  • Creating and managing assignments
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Introduction to Canvas New Quizzes
  • Canvas Online marking and feedback
  • Introduction to Canvas New Analytics
  • Introduction to Learning Analytics
  • Creating video content
  • Electronic marking with Turnitin


  • Doing more with Canvas New Quizzes
  • Video next steps: edit, caption and share your videos
  • Effective rubrics for digital assessment
  • Promoting academic integrity
  • Engaging students with synchronous online learning
  • Maintaining student engagement
  • Non synchronous learning activities
  • Peer learning
  • How to make a podcast
  • Saving time and enhancing your courses with Canvas Commons
  • Using learning analytics to support student engagement, achievement, and wellbeing.
  • Spring clean your module – quick wins for student engagement
  • Using H5P to create engaging digital content