Teaching in Hilary term 2022

Education Steering Group has published the University’s Expectations of Teaching and Assessment in Hilary term 2022, on behalf of Education Committee. 

The University moved to Level 2 of the University’s Business Continuity Planning on 15 December 2021. 

However, given this is a rapidly changing situation, please see the University’s COVID-19 website and the the Academic Support website for the most up-to-date guidance on teaching arrangements.

Supporting students in quarantine and self-isolation

Some students, for example, those quarantining, or self-isolating, may not be able to attend all in-person teaching sessions during this term. 

Check in with remote students regularly to ensure they have online access to the teaching materials, reading lists, and teaching sessions they need.

Share teaching materials through Canvas, the University's VLE. A tutorial course can be requested by emailing the helpdesk service at remote@ctl.ox.ac.uk.

There have been many enhancements to Canvas this year to support more inclusive approaches to teaching. Go to What's new in Canvas to find out more.

If students are well enough to join remotely, you could try a hybrid session as part of your FIT approach. 

Supporting students to prepare for examinations and assessments

For some students, this term will see their first examinations in some time. The following guidance may be of help:

You can also direct students to the study skills and training guidance on the University’s student website.

What online content do our students value?

In 2020-21, students were invited to share their experiences through the student feedback channel, one of the student surveys run by the University.

The channel asked open questions about what was working well for students, as well as what they were finding challenging, and what could perhaps be adapted to help support them moving forward.

Through their responses, students provided useful insights into their overall study experience, as well as their experience of different teaching methods. You can view our analyses of their responses on our reports page.

Responses to the feedback channel told us that students really value:

  • Having access to accessible recordings of lectures in Replay (also known as Panopto), which enables them to study and plan their time more effectively, better prepare for live sessions, review key points and clarify understanding.
  • Having a single-point of entry for all course information (usually Canvas, the University's VLE), which enables them to access digital versions of teaching materials quickly and clarify expectations for learning across the whole course.
  • Online reading lists which provide direct links to electronic texts as it enables them to quickly find material in an accessible format, even when studying remotely. Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) is the preferred tool for this as it enables reading lists to be structured, annotated and formatted.
  • Multiple ways to contact and interact with their tutors and peers, including anonymous polling, collaborative projects, online drop-in sessions with tutors, and Teams cohorts as it enables all students to engage, participate and learn from others.

Additional resources and guidance to help you

The following resources and guidance may also help as you prepare for this term:

You may also like to search all teaching resources.

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