DEO dropins and training webinars for staff

To support you to move teaching and assessment online, the DEO are running daily drop-ins as well as subject-specific webinars for staff.  Current webinars cover using Collaborate for live sessions, creating and reusing video, Blackboard basics, assessment and feedback, and designing and facilitating engaging online discussion. You can find details and signup instructions on our Events page.

To access recordings of previous webinars, please enrol yourself on the DEO Staff Development course on Blackboard (you’ll be asked to log in to Single sign on first).

Collaborate maintenance, Wednesday 8 April, 11 pm – 3 am

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance for Collaborate between 11 pm on Wednesday 8 April and 3 am on Thursday 9 April. You will experience intermittent availability of the scheduler, sessions and recordings during this time. Blackboard will try to minimise downtime and will not necessarily use the entire maintenance window.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Coronavirus – information and support for staff on moving teaching online

The following information is for staff. Guidance for students is being developed.

  1. Self-help materials – moving teaching online. Please look at these first.
  2. Online drop-ins and training webinars.
  3. Share questions and ideas with peers through the digital education Yammer group.
  4. Queries? Email Please be patient. We will respond as soon as we can, but expect to be very busy over the coming weeks.