A weekly pick of carefully curated resources, thought pieces and readings from around the world, that connect us to the experiences and knowledge of others.

Designing Assessments for the online learning environment

Center for Experimental Humanities | Bard on Creative Assignment Ideas for Teaching at a Distance

Grading for a Pandemic – an Insider Higher Ed article that looks to address the question of ‘How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now?’ in regards to assessment and accountability.

Transforming Assessment is offering a suite of webinars that respond to the global rapid shift to online learning, encouraging us to rethink higher education assessment for the digital world.

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online on Educause Review. A fantastic 4 minute collation of 8 insights from leading teachers that may enhance your online paper.

Designing Learning Activities and Learning Spaces

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture presents Studio-Based Online Learning: Building Community and Engaging Design at a Distance.

ArtProf.org presents 5 Ways Art Teachers Can Critique Art Online – Teaching Artist Lauren Welch and Professor Clare Lieu of Rhode Island School of Design answer viewer questions and offer advice.

Inside Higher Ed on Remotely Hands-On offers ideas for teaching subjects that rely on physical presence.

Higher Education

Microsoft Education Blog is a useful resource, in particular the Higher Education Remote Learning Support Centre and its Higher Education Remote Learning Series offering. View webinars of leading academics discuss approaches to creating an engaging online learning community.

Professional Learning

Whilst we work off-campus, People & Culture are hosting online Professional Learning sessions. To view their offerings and enrol, visit the ‘My Training’ page on AUTOne ESS.

AUT’s Virtual Learning Environment Blackboard is offering a Webinar Training series. For more information and to attend a webinar, check out the website.

AdvanceHE is offering an online Connect Event Series – webinar attendance is open to AUT colleagues through our Advance HE institution membership.

VoiceThread is offering an online workshop on how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Blackboard course as lessons or assessments. For more information and to attend the workshop, check out the website.

Are your courses exemplary? You may be interested in the You may be interested in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program – which recognises instructors and course designers whose courses demonstrate best practices. Submitted courses are evaluated by a peer group of Blackboard clients using the Exemplary Course Program Rubric. The program offers valuable insights and questions What does it take to create an engaging, effective course? 

Blackboard APAC (Asia Pacific) is also offering a comprehensive range of webinars to assist you in accessing the most out of your Blackboard course.

HERDSA | Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia are offering a webinar series.