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New to teaching at NTU

Guidance for colleagues who are new to teaching at NTU. This page provides all the resources you need to help you get started with learning and teaching in 2020/21.

How to log onto NOW

Nottingham Trent University Online Workspace (NOW) is the primary portal for online learning. To log onto NOW go to MyNTU and click on the NOW tile on the front page. Enter your NTU username and password and this will take you to the NOW homepage.

NTU’s Organisational Development Team offer an induction to NOW. Sessions can be accessed directly from the Organisational Development WFH Help Team.

Additional resources are available for using NOW for flexible learning.

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How to use Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365 and will be used for delivery of online synchronous teaching sessions in the 2020/21 academic year.

You can find a range of Office 365 training videos, including how to schedule and join a Teams meeting, in the My Employment section of MyHub.

Additional resources are available for the use of Microsoft Teams for learning and teaching. Resources for the use of Microsoft Teams for learning and teaching.

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How to record videos?

You may need to record videos for online module content. NTU’s online learning principles provide principles about the use of pre-recorded video which you should read prior to developing any materials.

All NTU created videos, no matter how they are created, must be uploaded to Panopto. Guidance is available on on the use of Panopto.

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How to engage with the flexible module development process

All modules being delivered in 2020/21 need to go through the flexible module development process. Before you engage in this process you should:

  1. Discuss the approach to blended learning for your module with the Course Leader
  2. Watch this video which covers the University’s approach to learning and teaching in 2020/21.

More guidance is available about how to develop a flexible module through the development process is available.

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How to access additional resources

The flexible learning website provides a range of additional resources you might need to deliver learning and teaching, including:

  • Additional features in NOW
  • SCALE-UP induction and delivery
  • Student engagement tools and tips
  • A range of tips and ideas for blended learning, such as effective facilitation of online learning

The Employability: Teaching Toolkit provides a range of resources to help you embed employability within your curriculum.

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Digital Technology Support

Digital Technologies provide a number of guides to support colleagues teaching remotely. These include:

  1. Accessing QR Registers off campus
  2. How to install Pulse Secure on Windows PC and Mac
  3. Connecting Pulse Secure once it is installed

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How to access support

The support section of the flexible learning website provides peer case studies, accounts from your Learning and Teaching Managers and a route for all queries about delivering learning and teaching in 2020/21.

Still need help?

Flexible Learning