Sessionals in Tertiary Teaching Practice

The Professional Development for Tertiary Teaching Practice Sessionals modules (PDTTPSESS) are part of a suite of resources developed for academic and teaching sessional staff accessed through Blackboard. The modules cover a range of topics integral to tertiary teaching practice and professional development. PDTTP Sessionals resource was developed for flexible, online delivery, which allows staff to use and complete the modules at their own convenience and incorporate them into their teaching in ways that transform their students' learning experiences.

The PDTTP Sessionals modules cover:

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Preparing to Teach
  • Module 3: Student Engagement
  • Module 4: Teaching with Technology
  • Module 5: Student-Centred Learning
  • Module 6: Approaching Cultural Diversity
  • Module 7: Assessment and Feedback
  • Module 8: Scholarship of Teaching

As a sessional teaching staff member, you should have automatic access to PDTTPSESS from the Learning Hub under program registrations. If it is not available, you can request access to the shell through completing a registration request.


To access PDTTPSESS, place a request through myTechSupport. Once you have filled in your details, select the following fields and provide the shell details:

Enquire about: Blackboard / Learning Hub

Subject type: Access

Course or program code: PDTTPSESS

Course or program name:Professional Development for Tertiary Teaching Practice Sessionals

Subject summary line: Access required to PD shell

More detail: Access required to PD shell