New Teaching and Learning Building — staff training sessions (facilities)

October 26th, 2018

The new Teaching and Learning Building (TLB) located on University Park opened its doors at the start of the new academic session. The building has over 20 flexible learning spaces with new AV/IT facilities that provide greater opportunity for collaboration and interactive learning.

New rooms, new technology, come and find out more…

The teaching spaces within the new building offer a range of technologies designed to enhance the classroom experience. The larger rooms feature a standard lectern and screen, complemented by touch-screen Microsoft Surface Hubs.

Bookable spaces for students can be reserved via interactive screens and there are a range of flexibly designed seminar rooms.

We realise that many staff did not have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the facilities provided in the TLB prior to the start of teaching and so we are planning further training sessions to address this.

On Wednesday 7 November we’ll be hosting a whole day of events to showcase the new technology within the TLB – come and join us to find out more…

All day we’ll have an 84” Surface Hub in the building atrium, staffed by Microsoft, who will run mini showcases for staff to come and find out more about the Hub. There’s no need to book – just turn up in the atrium anytime between 10am and 4pm.

In the afternoon, aimed at teaching staff, we’re offering a choice of two formal training sessions. Each session will start with a 30 minute equipment/room overview led by IT Support staff, followed by an in-depth demonstration of the Surface Hub from Microsoft. There will then be an opportunity to experiment with the IT equipment in rooms B02, D04, D05 and D09 under the guidance of our expert staff. Please book your place at one of the training sessions using the links below (only one session required).

  • 1pm-3pm, Wednesday 7 November: A03, Teaching and Learning Building.
    Book here.
  • 3pm-5pm, Wednesday 7 November: A03, Teaching and Learning Building.
    Book here.

We are also working with Microsoft to plan sessions on using the Surface Hubs for particular teaching and learning scenarios. Faculty Digital Learning Directors will be taking a lead on this to ensure that the training support offered has a strong focus on pedagogy. You are welcome to feed in your own suggestions via your DLDs or directly to myself.

The TLB offers us great potential for enriching our teaching and learning environment. We look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday 7 November.

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