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Training & CPD

Staff CPD Workshops

To support colleagues in designing and delivering flexible learning, a series of workshops and self-paced resources are available. These workshops are available to all staff and will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams Meeting. 

Core Workshop

Principles of Online Learning at King's (Self-Paced)

Description: These materials are offered as a starting point for any member of staff preparing to adapt their teaching for online learning. They will introduce you to some guiding principles to help you make initial decisions and set priorities for your own courses.

Learning Outcomes:

Taken together, the outcomes of the self-paced materials and related activities are:

  • Identify principles of online learning at King's.
  • Discover students' perspectives on learning online.
  • Analyse a range of environments, materials and interactivities for learning and communicating online.
  • Become more confident that you can put principles into practice in your own context.

Please explore the self-paced materials.

Introduction to Digital Education at King's

Description: New to King’s or keen to know more about how to support and enhance Digital Education? This online lunchtime session will provide a brief overview of the core Digital Education tools (e.g. KEATS/Moodle, Kaltura, Echo 360); the availability of other technologies (e.g. Poll Everywhere, Padlet) and the support and guidance available throughout the college. 

Learning outcomes: 

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand what core tools that are available to support Digital Education at Kings
  • Have a basic knowledge of the range of additional tools are available to support teaching and learning
  • Know what Digital Education support and guidance is available for individuals throughout the college

Sessions: 

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Delivering asynchronous teaching

Recording, Editing and Uploading Video (Beginner)

Description: This session will focus on getting users to use the Kaltura (the King’s College London video service) to:

  • Record new media items
  • Edit recorded media using Kaltura functionality
  • Upload to KEATS course
  • Participants will get an opportunity to learn the best way of using Kaltura to capture, edit and embed media content in KEATS.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Use Kaltura tools to record or capture media to their device
  • Use the Kaltura editing functions to edit and alter media they have captured
  • Upload media in Kaltura to the KEATS platform

Sessions: 

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

self-paced version of this session is also available via KEATS.

Creating interactive learning resources utilising Kaltura (Intermediate)

Description: This session will focus on getting users to understand how to use the built-in features of Kaltura (the King’s College London video service) to create interactive learning resources including:  

  • Interactive video quizzes in KEATS  
  • Creating chapters in media  
  • Adding slides to media  
  • Adding hotspots to media

Please note, you may have already attended this workshop under a different name, provided by CTEL: Going further with Kaltura (Advanced).

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Create and add video quizzes to a KEATS course  
  • Create and add chapters to media in KEATS  
  • Add slides to media in Kaltura  
  • Use the hotspot feature and add this to media in KEATS

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Introduction to Camtasia for Advanced Video Editing (Beginner)

Description: This online session will provide an introduction to the Camtasia canvas and its tools.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the session the learner should be able to:

  • Record and import your own media into Camtasia
  • Know how to edit your media within Camtasia
  • Be able to produce your own video from Camtasia

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Delivering synchronous teaching

Teaching online: Synchronous seminars/live teaching

Description: This workshop compliments the Teaching Online Part 1, where you focused on delivering content and checking learning through asynchronous activities. This workshop focuses on how to achieve your module and session outcomes for live synchronous events.

Learning Outcomes:

During this workshop, we will discuss how to:

  • Promote engagement and participation.
  • Create and sustain an online community and sense of belonging through active inclusive learning activities.
  • Provide meaningful activities and formative assessment opportunities for your students to build critical thinking skills and synthesis/application of knowledge.

Prep-Work: In order to model the flexible learning practice, we will ask you to complete some prep-work. This should not take more than 30 minutes of your time.

View and complete the prep-work.

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Fundamentals of Microsoft Teams Meetings (Beginner)

Description: Microsoft Teams Meetings is the core technology for online synchronous delivery at King’s. This session will introduce attendees to the core features in a Teams Meeting to ensure effective online synchronous delivery. This session is ideal for anyone new to Microsoft Teams Meetings or needs a refresher on the core features available.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session learners should be able to: 

  • Be able to set up a Microsoft Teams Meeting and send the meeting to participants. 
  • Share content in a Microsoft Teams Meeting and evaluate when each method would be appropriate. 
  • Understand the accessibility features available. 
  • Understand the features available in the chat pane. 
  • Understand what happens once a meeting has finished. 

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Encouraging Student Engagement with Microsoft Teams Meetings (Intermediate)

Description: Microsoft Teams Meetings is the core technology for online synchronous delivery at King’s. This session will introduce attendees to the features in a Teams Meeting that enable session organisers to facilitate engagement in their Teams Meetings. 

Functionality explored in this session includes. 

  • Different roles in a Teams Meeting and what each role is able to do. 
  • The different meetings settings available. 
  • Pinning and spotlighting. 
  • Poll creation. 
  • Breakout rooms.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should be able to: 

  • Understand the different roles available in a Teams Meeting and what they can do. 
  • Understand the meeting settings available in a Microsoft Teams Meeting and apply certain settings to teaching scenarios. 
  • Understand Pinning/Spotlighting features and how these can be applied. 
  • Create a poll in a Teams Meeting. 
  • Understand how to create breakout rooms.
  • Evaluate the functionality available for students in a breakout room and analyse how each function can support synchronous teaching online. 

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS

KEATS: The Basics (Beginner)

Description: This online session will provide an overview of the basic functionality and features available within KEATS and is aimed for those who have little to no experience or would like a refresher in using KEATS.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should:

  • Be able to login to, navigate around KEATS and know where the online support guides are located.
  • Upload files, such as Word documents, to a test area (that will be provided) in KEATS.
  • Be able to switch roles between teacher and student.
  • Show / hide and move resources and sections within a KEATS course.
  • Be aware of the accessibility tool Blackboard Ally within KEATS.

Sessions: 

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS: Quizzes (Beginner)

This online session will provide a practical step-by-step guide on how to create a basic quiz in KEATS using different question types.

Attending this session assumes you have at least a basic working knowledge of KEATS. If you are unfamiliar with adding activities or resources to a KEATS course then it is strongly recommended that you attend KEATS: The Basics (Beginner) before joining this session.

Participants must be comfortable attending online meetings using Microsoft Teams.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • By the end of the session participants should:
  • Be able to create a quiz on a test KEATS area
  • Be able to create and add the following question types to the quiz:
  • Multiple choice question (MCQ)
  • Multiple choice question (True or False)
  • Multiple choice question (Essay)
  • Be able to create an MCQ that has more than a single correct answer to allow for partially correct answers.
  • Be able to add media to a question.
  • Be able to add bespoke feedback to a question.
  • Be aware of best practice guidelines for quiz construction.
  • Be aware of optional quiz settings, for example, the timer, and open and close dates.

NB:  Supporting materials will be emailed to you in advance of the session.  A KEATS test area will be provided for you during the session.

Sessions: 

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS: Quizzes with Question Banks (Intermediate)

Description: This online session provides a practical step-by-step guide in how to create different categories within a Question Bank.  Categories within a Question Bank can make it easier for you to manage your quiz questions, recycle them and import/export them into other KEATS courses.

Attending this session assumes you have at least a basic working knowledge of how to build quizzes in KEATS. If you are unfamiliar with this process then it is strongly recommended that you attend KEATS: Quizzes (Beginner) before joining this session as you may find that this session will make creating quizzes more difficult than it is at a basic level.

Participants must be comfortable attending online meetings using Microsoft Teams.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session participants should:

  • Be able to create a minimum of two categories within a Question Bank.
  • Be able to add questions into the categories they have created.
  • Use a question within a category in two (or more) separate quizzes.
  • Create a quiz with random questions from the question bank.
  • Be aware of best practice guidelines for quiz construction.

Sessions: 

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS: Personalising the Learning Experience (Advanced)

Description: This ‘flipped’ version of the KEATS 3 session will require attendees to complete activities in their own time (approx. 60 minutes) before everyone comes together to discuss the activities and the features that were explained in the self-directed aspect of the session. A step by step guide will be sent to all participants to work through, creating a personalised learning experience in a contained and private KEATS area.

KEATS (Moodle) is a key tool in supporting teaching and learning at King’s and can be used to effectively personalise the learning experience. This hands-on session provides participants with guidance on how to use more of the advanced KEATS features to provide a more tailored learning experience for students. Participants will learn how to use tools and settings like ‘restrict access’ to release resources based on certain criteria, understand how students’ progress can be personalised and tracked, and create badges for incentivising progress.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the learner should:

  • Understand how KEATS can be used to provide a more personalised and tailored experience for students.
  • Be able to add a Condition to an Activity, enabling you to hide resources from participants until specific conditions have been met.
  • Be able to add an Activity Completion condition, enabling users to mark resources or activities which have been viewed or completed.
  • Be able to create and add Badges to KEATS as an extra incentive to students for accessing content or completing an activity.

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS: Building Interactive Content with H5P (Intermediate)

Description: Interactivity can add value to an online area of a module, allowing learners to engage with content in a variety of ways. H5P is a tool available through KEATS that allows for the creation of rich, dynamic content, allowing tutors to offer their students a variety of interactive content, including videos, presentations, and branching activities.

Attendees will be enrolled on a dedicated KEATS page and engage with H5P activities. In the online workshop, attendees will learn the value of including interactive content and how to create, build, and add H5P content into a KEATS page.

Participants should have attended KEATS 1: The Basics or be familiar with KEATS before attending this session, including knowing how to add resources/activities to a KEATS page, edit settings for an activity, and switch role within a KEATS page.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate the benefits of including interactive content in a KEATS course.
  • Understand the benefits of creating H5P content to engage learners.
    • Create an Accordion Menu in H5P.
    • Create a Course Presentation in H5P.
    • Create an Interactive Video in H5P.
    • Create a Documentation Tool in H5P.
    • Create a Branching Activity in H5P.
  • Understand the Content Bank in KEATS and the different ways of displaying interactive content in a course.

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

KEATS: Using Moodle Workshop for Peer Assessment (Advanced)

Description: This online session provides an overview of what the Moodle Workshop tool is, how it can be used in peer assessment and also looks at the automated assessment grading options that are available.  The session will also have a live simulation of the peer assessment process from both an academic and student point of view.  During the session, participants will take the role of a student to gain a better understanding of the students experience, whilst also being shown how to manage the Moodle Workshop tool from an academic / administrative point of view by the session lead.

  • Attending this session assumes you have at least an intermediate working knowledge of KEATS. If you are unfamiliar with adding activities or resources to a KEATS course then it is strongly recommended that you attend KEATS: The Basics (Beginner) and KEATS : Quizzes with Question Banks (Intermediate) before joining this session.
  • Participants must be comfortable attending online meetings using Microsoft Teams.
  • Participants MUST COMPLETE the flipped learning activity prior to attending the session. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the process and different phases of the Moodle Workshop activity.
  • Complete a single peer assessment.
  • Complete multiple peer assessments.
  • Understand the difference between the Grade for Submission and the Grade for Assessment, and how they are created.
  • Understand the impact of a graded and non-graded Moodle Workshop activity from both a student point of view and also how it affects the gradebook.
  • Setup a Moodle Workshop activity using the rubric grading strategy.
  • Be familiar with the different grading strategies available within the Moodle Workshop activity.

Sessions:

This CPD session is run throughout the academic year. Please visit Skills Forge for booking details.

Bespoke CPD Sessions

Explore a bespoke CPD session

In addition to our published events we can also provide bespoke courses and consultancy.

If a session listed above is not currently available, or you would like to discuss your faculty/departments specific needs in more detail please contact ctel@kcl.ac.uk.

 

 

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