Teaching practices

Good teaching practices enhance student engagement through flexible student-centred, active learning experiences.

This section provides information and advice on teaching practices and resource distribution in online teaching environments.

Blogs and journals

Blogs and journals are excellent ways to foster student reflection and review.

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Communicating with students

Regular and timely communication and feedback to students plays a large part in students' satisfaction with a course.

Course management

Good course management facilitates the distribution of teaching materials, communication and assessment with students.

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Discussion boards

Discussion boards facilitate collaborative discussion on relevant topics and helps to establish online communities.


e-Submission enables the mandatory electronic authorisation on all student assessable work.

Instructor learning analytics

Instructor learning analytics uses verifiable data to better understand how students engage with and interact within Blackboard.

Recording teaching materials

Recording your teaching materials and making them available online, enhances learning opportunities for your students, both on-shore and off-shore.

Source, store and distribute digital learning resources

How to source, store and distribute a wide range of copyright free materials to your students.

Using video

Video material can be used to enhance your teaching and help you to engage and connect with your students.

Web conferencing

Web conferencing enables real-time online lectures, tutorials, support and group work for students in different locations.


Wikis are basic websites that facilitate collaborative learning and dissemination of resources.