Teaching in Trinity term 2022

The University announced a move to Business Continuity Planning Level 0 on Monday 28 March.  

You can view the Education Steering Group's guidance for departments on teaching and assessment plans for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year

You may also like to view the University’s COVID-19 website and the Academic Support website for the most up-to-date guidance on teaching arrangements. 

Supporting students in quarantine and self-isolation 

Some students, for example, those quarantining, or self-isolating, may not be able to attend all in-person teaching sessions.  

Check in with remote students regularly to ensure they have online access to the teaching materials, reading lists, and teaching sessions they need. 

Share teaching materials through Canvas, the University's VLE. A tutorial course can be requested by emailing the helpdesk service at remote@ctl.ox.ac.uk

There have been many enhancements to Canvas this year to support more inclusive approaches to teaching. Go to What's new in Canvas to find out more. 

If students are well enough to join remotely, you could try a hybrid session as part of your FIT approach.  

Supporting students with revision and assessment this term 

For those of you supporting students with revision and assessment this term, the Oxford Teaching Idea, Making the most of collections and revision classes provides guidance on preparing students for exams, whilst the exam wellbeing and preparation advice, developed by the Student Welfare and Support Service, together with the Counselling Service, provides help for supporting students with revisions and exams.  

You can also direct students to the study skills and training guidance on the University’s student website. 

As we reach the final term of the year and thoughts turn to evaluation, you may also like to view the Oxford Teaching Idea, An introduction to evaluating your teaching, which includes steps to take in designing your approach to students’ evaluation data collection.  

What online content do our students value? 

In 2020-21, students were invited to share their experiences through the student feedback channel, one of the student surveys run by the University. 

The channel asked open questions about what was working well for students, as well as what they were finding challenging, and what could perhaps be adapted to help support them moving forward. 

Through their responses, students provided useful insights into their overall study experience, as well as their experience of different teaching methods. You can view our analyses of their responses on our reports page

Responses to the feedback channel told us that students really value: 

  • Having access to accessible recordings of lectures in Replay (also known as Panopto), which enables them to study and plan their time more effectively, better prepare for live sessions, review key points and clarify understanding. 
  • Having a single-point of entry for all course information (usually Canvas, the University's VLE), which enables them to access digital versions of teaching materials quickly and clarify expectations for learning across the whole course. 
  • Online reading lists which provide direct links to electronic texts as it enables them to quickly find material in an accessible format, even when studying remotely. Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) is the preferred tool for this as it enables reading lists to be structured, annotated and formatted. 
  • Multiple ways to contact and interact with their tutors and peers, including anonymous polling, collaborative projects, online drop-in sessions with tutors, and Teams cohorts as it enables all students to engage, participate and learn from others. 

Additional resources and guidance to help you 

The following resources and guidance may also help as you prepare for this term: 

You may also like to search all teaching resources.

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