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Online and off-campus support for teaching staff: Digital tools for teaching

This guide provides links to online resources to support the development of teaching and learning resources off-campus.

Professional development using MOOCS

Did you know that there are free online training courses available through some of Australia's (and international) leading educational institutions?

A MOOC is a Massive Online Course which is similar to an online course in that delivery is through video, chat, assignments and tests but they don't usually don't provide any academic credit.  MOOC courses are provided by institutions such as the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Monash University, and Deakin University.  An example of courses and providers can be found on The Good Universities Guide.

Internationally, there are several thousand MOOcs available, free of charge and from leading educational providers.  Take a look at Mooc.org to find out more about courses including Instructional design: digital media, new tools and technology from the University of Maryland.

LinkedIn Learning video tutorials

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is a database containing thousands of videos to support self-paced professional development.  The suite of videos available include software tutorials, business communication skills, job-seeking tips, social media marketing, mathematics, and so much more.

Do you need to improve your Moodle, Zoom, or Microsoft Team skills?  There are also videos for these! Following is a small sample of videos available via LinkedIn Learning

  • Learn to teach online
  • Teaching skills through video
  • How to prepare video lessons

LinkedIn Learning is freely available to Melbourne Polytechnic students and staff.  The library has created a guide on how to create a LinkedIn Learning guide - check it out here.   Don't forget that Library staff can help if you have any questions about how to access LinkedIn Learning.

 

Need help with moving your course online?

Melbourne Polytechnic's Learning Environments team are experts in the areas of Moodle, developing online video content using Kaltura, and Zoom video conferencing. 

The Learning Environment website includes a range of resources and help guides including how to add an activity or resource to Moodle, assignment help, adding quizzes, and creating videos.  Email the Learning Environments team for support MoodleHelpDesk@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au or click on the link below to take you to the Learning Environments page.

Help with technology

We understand that technology can be challenging when creating online content, however support is available to teaching staff from a couple of sources.

If help is needed with video conferencing using Zoom or with Moodle, please contact the Moodle Help Desk via email 

MoodleHelpDesk@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au.

The library's technology help desk can help students and may be able to assist with staff enquiries. Contact

studentloginhelp@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au          

A library guide is also available to answer common questions about Moodle access, student email, wifi and much more.  Although aimed at students, some of the information is also relevant to teaching staff.

Click here to access the library guide.