Teaching tools and resources

We support teaching staff across the College with a range of tools and resources. 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  • We hold an annual learning and teaching conference, to showcase the excellent work of staff who teach and support learning at Birkbeck and to develop innovative practices. 

Assessment and feedback 

BIRKBECK EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD (BETA) 

  • BETA is open to all Birkbeck staff who teach and support learning. We usually offer two awards, each worth £1500. 
  • The BETA Award formally recognises excellent teaching and is good preparation for applications to the Higher Education Academy's annual National Teaching Fellowship Scheme. The winner must offer a teaching and learning seminar as part of the Centre's seminar programme and submit a report on their project. 
  • How to apply: submit an application of up to 1000 words that includes the following: 
    • an account, with specific examples, of why your teaching, learning and assessment work is innovative 
    • an account, with specific examples, of how you inspire and lead colleagues in terms of teaching, learning and assessment 
    • an account of how your own professional learning informs your practice in teaching, learning and assessment 
    • a signed commitment to provide a recorded seminar on the innovative practice described in this application. 
  • Awards panel: the panel members includes: 
    • the Pro-Vice Master for Education 
    • the Deputy Pro-Vice Master for Education 
    • an Assistant Dean for Learning and Teaching 
    • a Birkbeck National Teaching Fellow (who is not already represented on the panel). 
  • Deadline: TBC. 

Blended learning 

Discipline-based learning 

Higher Education Academy (HEA) 

Inclusive learning and teaching (disabilities) 

Lecture preparation and delivery 

Metrics 

Moodle 

  • Moodle is Birkbeck's Virtual Learning Environment, which provides supplementary learning materials for students to use outside of class. 
  • You can post lecture notes and presentations online, reading lists and reading materials, and videos of lectures (via Panotpto - see below). 
  • Moodle also includes extensive help and tutorials (click the Support button in the top navigation bar). 

Panopto 

Peer mentoring 

Personal Tutoring 

Publications 

Study skills for students 

TRAINING FOR Birkbeck TEACHING STAFF 

  • Fundamentals of Teaching Workshops (non-accredited) 
    • Format: two free, half-day workshops 
    • For: compulsory for all MPhil/PhD researchers who work as associate tutors/teaching assistants 
    • When
      • Monday 12 and Wednesday 14 November 2018, 2-5pm 
      • Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2-5pm 
      • Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May 2019, 2-5pm 
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Support (Level 6) 
    • Format: two 30-credit modules (Teaching and Supporting Learning and Integrating Research and Teaching) 
    • For: MPhil/PhD research students who work as associate tutors/teaching assistants and want to develop their skills and obtain a recognised qualification and Associate Membership of the Higher Education Academy 
    • When: 3 sessions per module on Tuesdays between 10am and 3pm. 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Higher Education (Level 7) 
    • This programme is aimed at new full-time academic staff at Birkbeck who need to gain a teaching qualification as part of their probation requirements. We also welcome external candidates who are teaching in other higher education contexts.
    • Find out more and apply to this course