Lunchtime webinar archive

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Recordings of our previous lunchtime webinars can be accessed from the links below. These recordings can viewed by anyone, not just University of York staff.

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Date Theme Link to recording
Oct 31st, 2018


Alternatives to Lecture Capture (Online)

Replay is a powerful means of mass-producing recordings of lectures – but there may be instances where this may not be pedagogically suitable or practical.

With regards to the University’s Policy on the Recording of Lectures, and in the spirit of the University’s Inclusive Learning and Teaching Policy, this webinar explores how staff can create alternative, equivalent resources for their students.

The webinar firmly situates the guidance within the York context – drawing upon the core technologies that the University supports and case studies from our departments.

Alternatives to Lecture Capture – Recap and recording link
June 27th, 2018


Taking Stock of the Academic Year: Designing in Evaluation Strategies to help inform Future Module Delivery

Evaluation of a taught module should not be regarded as an afterthought.

It should be seen as a core component of the development cycle in designing, delivering and refining a module. Lessons learned from the evaluation phase should feed into course design, task design and a range of instructional responsibilities that influence the reflection, construction and delivery phases of future courses.  

This webinar invited attendees to reflect upon the last academic year, and to consider what lessons can be learned from the recent course cycle, and how they may inform changes to teaching activities for the year to come.

Further links:

York TEL Handbook Section 7 – Evaluation and Development

Taking Stock of the Academic Year – Recap and recording link
May 30, 2018


Video and Beyond: Screencasting as a medium for the Flipped Classroom

Our May ELDT Lunchtime Webinar considered the medium of video as a means for facilitating the flipped classroom.

Within the session, we presented case studies and approaches for embedding active learning opportunities within or around video content. The session also considered how instructors may tackle some of the challenges associated with designing content for the flipped classroom and fostering engagement.

With a mind to highlighting transferable, practical advice, we looked at the Panopto At-Desk Recorder, a Screencasting solution which is supported by the University of York, which allows staff to rapidly author video with few technical thresholds. As such, we considered simple design considerations for planning, recording and publishing recordings.

Further links:

York TEL Handbook Section 3.7.2 – Screencasting

Video and Beyond – Recap and recording link
April 25, 2018


Formative Assessment – Online

Formative assessment should provide a clear framework for feedback to students and enable them to learn through the process of assessment. As such, the tools chosen to facilitate should not just allow students to submit in a format appropriate for the assignment, but also enable feedback to be returned to the student in a transparent and timely manner.

In our April lunchtime webinar, we provide an overview of a range of interventions you can use to support online formative assessment. This is informed by case studies from across the campus where such tools have been embedded within a module’s learning and teaching activity.

Further links:

ELDT guide on formative assessment

Formative Assessment – Recap and recording link
Mar 21, 2018


Creating inclusive learning and teaching environments

Inclusive Teaching or Universal Design for Learning (UDL) encourages us to think about educational practice so that a greater diversity of students is included in higher education, including disabled students. So, how do you create an engaging and inclusive environment to enable effective learning?

In our March lunchtime webinar, Claire Shanks (Disability Officer) provides an inspirational overview of what it means to be ‘inclusive’, with practical insights from lecturers who have embedded inclusive practice into their teaching and learning.
We welcome your examples as well during this webinar and look forward to engaging with you on this topic.

Further links:

ELDT guide on accessible practice

Guides on good practice in inclusive learning and teaching, aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework – University of Leeds

Creating Inclusive Learning – Recap and recording link
Feb 21, 2018


Using Social Media to Augment Teaching

Guest Speaker: Dr. Glenn Hurst, Department of Chemistry.In November 2017, Glenn was recognised by JISC for his innovative use of social media to enhance his teaching.

In this Webinar, Glenn will discuss several of his approaches. These include the use of Snapchat to augment induction activities, Twitter to extend the conversation beyond the physical classroom, and Youtube – for the purposes of encouraging students to curate their own video artifacts to enhance communication skills and demonstrate knowledge of taught concepts in practical workshops.

Further links:

Our top ten higher education social media superstars of 2017

Tools for learning activities

Using Social Media – Recap and recording link
Wed 17th Jan, 2018

12:15 to 1:15pm

Using Rubrics to Enhance Student Learning

Marking rubrics can be used to communicate formative and summative assessment criteria to students as well as to help students improve their work through feedback, critical reflection or peer-review (Nicol et al, 2014). However, this is predicated on designing effective activities to help students engage with the rubrics and to use it as a tool for learning (Jones et al, 2017).

In our Show and Tell session on rubrics in the 2017 Spring Term, we looked at the functional aspects of using rubrics – (

In this webinar, we look at some examples of the use of rubrics for student learning at the University of York and beyond. We discuss the learning activities designed around rubrics that can trigger a deeper approach to learning (Jones et al, 2017). We relate the use of rubrics for feedback to Nicol and MacFarlane-Dick’s (2006) seven principles of good feedback practice and use Jones et al’s (2017) five-step process as a model for discussion.


Jones, L., Allen, B., Dunn, P. & Brooker, L. 2017, “Demystifying the rubric: a five-step pedagogy to improve student understanding and utilisation of marking criteria”, Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 129-142.

Nicol, D.J. & Macfarlane-Dick, D. 2006, “Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice”, Studies in Higher Education, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 199-218.

Nicol, D., Thomson, A. & Breslin, C. 2014, “Rethinking feedback practices in higher education: a peer review perspective”, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 102-122.

Using Rubrics – Recap and recording link


Date Theme Link to recording
Wed 22nd Nov, 2017

12.15pm to 1.15pm

Turnitin Webinar II: Interpreting Originality Reports (for staff)

Stephen Gow, Academic Integrity Coordinator in the Learning Enhancement Team will be our special guest to host the April 2017 lunchtime webinar on staff use of Turnitin at the University of York. This webinar on Interpreting Originality Reports in Turnitin is a follow-up to the May 2016 lunchtime webinar: Turnitin, the basics (for staff)

In this webinar Stephen will look at specific features within the Turnitin Originality Report, particularly using the filters and match overview to help identify plagiarism. The session will focus on the strengths of using Turnitin, such as using reports as proof of misconduct and using Turnitin formatively to highlight poor practice. It will also explore some of the drawbacks of the software, for example the increasingly complex database and risk of staff shifting to policing rather than teaching. It is hoped that by the end of the session you feel more confident to explore the Turnitin reports, however will also be aware that Turnitin is only one tool to hand in ensuring academic integrity.

Recap link (recordings embedded on page) for Turnitin Webinar II
Wed 31st May 2017

12:30 to 1:30pm

Facilitating Equal Interaction Opportunities

Particularly when faced with large cohorts, providing students with equal interaction opportunities can be challenging for lecturers to facilitate. With the focus on engagement enshrined by the York Pedagogy, this webinar will explore the range of tools which the University of York centrally supports for facilitating equal interaction opportunities and soliciting student feedback.

The session will draw upon case studies which explore the harvesting of online module feedback and also the various technologies available to staff to draw ‘live’ or synchronous electronic feedback from students during class time.

Sections 4 and 5 of the York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook complement this webinar (

Recording of Equal Interaction Opportunities Webinar
Tues 21st March 2017


Enabling active learning through technology: Student-led teaching and content creation

Drawing upon case studies of blended courses that have been delivered at the University of York, this webinar considers how learning technologies may be applied to support active learning opportunities for students, with a specific focus on student-led teaching and content creation. We look at a model of active student engagement, and discuss approaches to blended course design that incorporate activities encouraging student to develop their own learning and teaching resources.

The slide deck used in the webinar is downloadable here: Student-Led Teaching and Content Creation – Webinar Slides – March17.pptx

Sections 4 and 5 of the York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook complement this webinar (

Recording of Student-Led Teaching webinar
Wed 22nd February 2017


Debunking Myths and Preconceptions about Lecture Capture

Drawing upon impact studies undertaken here at The University of York this webinar explores a number of prevalent misconceptions that surround ‘Lecture Capture’. This session also looks at ways in which staff can make use of their captures to enhance their teaching, to extend rather than replace class-based attendance.

See our follow up blog post that compliments this webinar: Link.

Learn more about lecture capture on our Replay page.

Recording of Debunking Myths webinar
Wed 11th January 2017


Making collaborative online activities work

This webinar looks at how activity design and facilitation encourages students to participate with collaborative online learning tasks. We look at how to structure the task, barriers to engagement, the relationship of the online activity to the module as a whole, how to create alignment with learning outcomes and links to face-to-face teaching.

The slide deck used in the webinar is downloadable here: Making Collaborative Online Activities Work – Webinar Slides – Jan17.pptx

Sections 4 and 5 of the York Technology-Enhanced Learning Handbook complement this webinar (

Recording of Collaborative Online Activities webinar


Date Theme Link to recording
Tue 13th December 2016


Flipped Classroom – Creating Video Resources at your Desk

Following a brief introduction to the ways that video resources can support student learning, we show you how to create different forms of video using the Replay ‘At-Desk’ Recorder. Watch this webinar to find out practical tips for making audio and video recordings using supported software.

This webinar draws upon our previous Flipped Classroom Design webinar and is an update to the Flipped Classroom Technical webinar reflecting the new way to create video with Replay Panopto.

You can learn more about at-desk recordings on our Video Learning Resources Page.

The recording of this webinar is split in to two parts:

Recording of Part 1: Flipped Classroom and Video Creation Theory

Recording of Part 2: Creating At-Desk Recordings using Panopto

Wed 23 November


Marking and Feedback using the Standard Assignment Tool

Hosted by Wayne Britcliffe, E-Learning Advisor and member of the ELDT.

This webinar covers the set up of non-anonymous submission points (including optional marking rubrics) and guidance on marking and annotating the work received. Also covered are how students use non-anonymous submission points and how they receive their grades and feedback.

You can learn more about standard assignment submissions on our Yorkshare Assignment Submission TEL Handbook Page.

Recording of Standard Assignment webinar
Tue 25 October


Creating Accessible Learning Resources

All members of the University have an obligation to ensure learning resources and activities are accessible to disabled students. This webinar provides clear examples of accessible practice using the VLE and supported tools.

Recording of Creating Accessible Learning Resources
Wed 5 October


Replay Panopto – Editing and Releasing Captures

This webinar shows how lecturers can control when lecture captures are released to students and how to edit using the new Panopto platform.

See also: Replay Lecturer Guide [Google Doc] and Replay At-Desk Capture Guide [Google Doc].

Recording of Replay Editing webinar
Thu 15 September


York Technology for the York Pedagogy

This webinar explored how departments have utilised supported learning technologies, aligned to York Pedagogy principles of structured student work and staff-student contact to enhance and propel student learning. Seven short case studies will be presented from across the faculties.

See also: Annotated Slides [PDF] and Links to Case Studies [Google Doc].

Recording of York Technology for York Pedagogy webinar
Wed 6 July


Facilitating active learning

Glenn Hurst from the Department of Chemistry guest presented this webinar, following on from his Forum workshop on 22 June. Glenn shared examples of how he has used podcasts, electronic voting systems and student produced videos to facilitate active learning.

See summary and webinar write up.

Recording of Facilitating Active Learning webinar
Wednesday 1 June 2016

Peer-Assessment with Yorkshare

Peer assessment provides an active learning opportunity for students, developing subject knowledge, critical appraisal and reflective learning skills. We will explore three approaches to peer and self assessment using Yorkshare: the peer-assessment tool, peer feedback using blogs and adaptive release for model answers.

See also: text-summary and reference list [Google Doc].

Recording of Peer-Assessment with Yorkshare webinar
Thursday 5 May 2016

Turnitin, the basics

Facilitated by Stephen Gow in the Learning Enhancement Team, providing an overview of how Turnitin text-matching software is used at the University of York. Contact Stephen at if you have any questions about Turnitin.

Recording of Turnitin Basics
Tuesday 19 April 2016

Evaluating Technology-Enhanced Learning

Hosted by Dr Richard Walker, Head of E-Learning Development. Provides frameworks and methodologies for evaluating practice in relation to Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Recording of Evaluating TEL
Thursday 10 March 2016

Creativity in the classroom

Based on their Learning and Teaching Forum workshop of the same name, this ‘special guest edition’ of our lunchtime webinar series was hosted by Dr Sara Perry (Department of Archaeology) and Tom Smith (Information Services) and showcases some examples of creative use of technology both within the classroom and for blended and flipped approaches to develop student skills and facilitate deep learning.

Recording of Creativity in the Classroom
Friday 12 February 2016

Using Tests in the VLE

Focuses on the pedagogic rationale for using the VLE’s test tool and highlights some case study examples of effective use.

Recording of Using Tests in the VLE


Date Theme Link to recording
Friday 11 December 2015

Flipped classroom technical

Following on from November’s webinar which explored learning design aspects of the flipped classroom model, this webinar introduces the technical side of how to create online lectures.

Recording of Flipped Classroom Technical
Monday 2 November 2015

Flipped classroom approaches

The third of our series of lunchtime webinars. This webinar explores learning design for flipped classroom approaches, making the most of face-to-face teaching time and shifting the delivery of content outside the lecture room. Supported by Section 4.2 of the York TEL Handbook. An accessible equivalent in the form of annotated slides is available on SlideShare and further details are provided in this blog post.

Recording of Flipped Classroom Approaches
Tuesday 6 October 2015

Creating Accessible Learning Resources

This webinar was based on an Accessibility Mini-Lecture developed by Matt Cornock in June 2014 which covers some of the common impairments to accessing web resources and is applicable to those developing websites or creating online content for education. A recording of the original lecture is available via the link.

Recording of Accessibility Mini-Lecture
Thursday 24 September 2015

Baseline use of Yorkshare

Outlines the main themes covered in Section 1 of the York TEL Handbook which contains recommended good practice for baseline use of the VLE.

Recording of Baseline Use of Yorkshare

Themes for webinars

If you are running a workshop and would like us to follow up with a webinar to address specific technology-enhanced learning approaches, please contact us

Future topics for webinars can be found in the list below. Webinars marked * have particular relevance to Programme-level strategy as part of the York Pedagogy.

    • Programme-level thinking about Technology-Enhanced Learning*
    • Baseline use of Yorkshare*
    • Yorkshare site design*
    • Creating accessible learning resources
    • Creating online lectures (technical)
    • Flipped classroom approaches (design)*
    • Online staff-student interactions
    • Creating online quizzes
    • Collaborative student work*
    • Active independent student work*
    • Approaches to e-portfolios
    • In-class technology: polling and BYOD
    • Marking work online
    • Evaluating your TEL*