Discovering OASISplus: An introduction to the University’s virtual learning environment

Type of workshop
This workshop is offered on a scheduled basis, or on demand to a medium-large (6-12 participants) group of staff. It can also be offered on a one-to-one basis in a coaching/mentoring capacity.

Target audience
This workshop would be of interest to all academic, administrative, technical and research staff who engage in and support learning and teaching.

Brief outline/description
OASISplus is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and supports learning and teaching across the institution. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with the understanding and skills to be able to provide engaging and interactive content for students through the University's VLE (OASISplus).

Participants will gain hands-on practical experience of using OASISplus and the workshop will cover the following:
  • exploring the environment and tools
  • the role of the Designer and Instructor
  • creating and managing content
  • using discussion boards to promote engagement and interactivity
  • creating module content using an instructional design model
  • copyright and accessibility issues

Intended Outcomes
This workshop aims to provide participants with:
  • a clear understanding of the University's VLE and how it can be used to enhance learning and teaching
  • the practical skills and experience needed to use OASISplus in support of their learning and teaching.

Led by
Alex Chapman, e-Learning Support Team Manager
John Koushappas, e-Learning Technologist
Paul Smith, e-Learning Technologist
John Parkinson, e-Learning Technologist

2 - 3 hours, set by the named facilitator of the publicised event.