Professional Learning

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

CSEdX2020: Maximising Student Success in a Post-Covid World.

When: November 18, 19, 20

This year's conference is going to be 3 days of exciting presentations, focused on sharing teaching and learning across Charles Sturt. Join in and listen as your colleagues share their experiences this year, be inspired by Dr Michelle McQuaid and Professor Mick Healey, and learn what our experts see as the future for higher education.

Everything you need to know can be found on the conference hub where you will also find stories about life and teaching at Charles Sturt.

For more information, contact:

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Stay up to date with the Subject Delivery Guide.

Transitioning On-Campus to Online Delivery provides information and sources of support for academic staff transitioning from face-to- face to online delivery.

In addition to the workshops previous session recordings are available below.

More topics available on Charles Sturt Professional Learning on YouTube.


Week 2nd - 6th November


Presentation: Zoom Advanced

When: 10.00 - 10.45 am

For: Everyone welcome

Presenters: Prue Gonzales and Lachlan Kalache


Now that you are familiar with the Zoom platform this session will showcase additional features that will assist with teaching online such as:
*setting up polls
*a closer look at screen sharing options & annotation
*using additional video sources, document cams & the zoom mobile app
*using breakout rooms
Zoom link:

Presentation: QUASAR: Reflection and Planning

When: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

For: Subject Convenors, HOS, School Assessment Committee

Presenters: Sheeja Samuel & Michael Kemp


This workshop aims to provide training on the Quality Assurance and Reflection (QUASAR) system.

The focus will be on the Reflection and Planning form for 202060 session. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about other aspects as needed.

Come for a refresher or to learn if you have not used it.

Zoom link:

Coming Up soon:

Presentation: Stepping into Scholarly Activity

When: 9,10,11 November

Full details in the next newsletter.

Familiarise yourself with the Scholarly activities in Teaching and Learning website before sessions begin.

AdvanceHE Conference

Teaching and Learning Conference 2021: Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula?

Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 will continue to position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context. With particular reference to this year, the conference will explore where we go from here in terms of teaching and learning in HE, and how will we deliver the curricula of the future.

Conference themes:

The future for HE curricula

Are current curricula still fit for purpose? What evaluation and impact work has been undertaken since the switch to digital T&L? How has this evolved into the blended, flexed, hybrid model of T&L? What have we learnt and how do we need to react to ensure curricula remain relevant and impactful?

The future for embedding race equality in curricula

How are you making your teaching/curriculum anti-racist? How are you embedding learning in your discipline that helps students interrogate biases and privilege? How are you centring diverse voices/experiences in your curriculum?

The future for supporting retention strategies through curricula

How do we aid student transition and retention in a digital age? How are you identifying new issues in transition with distanced students? How have retention practices had to change?

The future for student engagement in curricula

How are you ensuring students are still critical partners in teaching and learning? How do you engage with students on T&L work outside of Student Union reps and formal committees? How are students engaged in co-design and co-delivery in an era of digital, distanced and blended approaches?

The future practitioner

Are you a flexible practitioner? How are you helping students navigate engagement across different platforms? How are you ensuring inclusivity and equality in digital, distanced, blended and flexed approaches? How are we shaping the HE workforce of the future?

The future for inclusive assessment and feedback approaches

What are the implications for the future of assessment and feedback of hybrid or digital teaching?

The future for enterprise and employability in the curricula

In a pandemic era and beyond, enhancing enterprise and employability within curriculum development is essential to enabling student success. How are you addressing this on your modules, programmes, across schools and faculties?

Call for papers

The call for papers for Teaching and Learning Conference 2021: Teaching in the Spotlight: What is the Future for HE Curricula? is now open until 22 January 2021.

Proposals are sought against any of the seven thematic areas above, across all disciplines. They can be discipline focused, interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary in nature.

Proposals are welcomed from individuals or teams from across a single institution, or involving multiple institutions, employers and other partners, and especially from individuals of underrepresented groups. Proposals are also welcomed from students, student unions or other student bodies. Creative collaborations between academic teams and professional service teams. The conference aims to showcase a wide and diverse range of work, activities and creative practice. Individuals may submit against more than one session type, but should select the most relevant thematic area.

Submissions can be for any of the following session formats:

  • Live interactive breakout session (60 minutes)
  • On-demand oral presentation (20 minutes)
  • Live workshop session (60 minutes)
  • Virtual poster presentation
  • Pre-recorded Ignite session, plus live Q&A (5 minutes)
  • Live/pre-recorded Soapbox session (5 minutes)

Flagship three-day event attracting HE practitioners from the UK and overseas.

Free External Resources

"Help! I’m Moving My Course Online!"– Practical Advice for New Online Instructors

Whether you’re assigned to teach a class online at the last minute or just need to quickly transition to online teaching because of a campus closure or personal situation, there's no need to panic!

New online classes do not need to have all the bells and whistles of established online classes—they just need to follow some simple design principles to help you and your students have the best experience possible on short notice.

Free Magna Online Seminar, "Help! I’m Moving My Course Online!"– Practical Advice for New Online Instructors, in which you’ll learn some basic ideas to consider to help you design a course that is easy for your students to navigate. You and your students will make it through the semester!

Registration for the live version of this seminar closes at 11:00 pm AEST Thursday, August 13. Registering after that time will give you access to the on-demand version of the seminar which you will receive within one business day after the live seminar ends.


Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

Are you new to teaching, or just looking to upskill your practices in the current climate. The Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC is an open access, free development opportunity for all. Enrol now and learn at your own pace. Choose the modules you are interested in, or complete the full course for pathway opportunities towards further study.

For more information or enrolment details, please contact Kellie Smyth at

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