Teaching & Learning


Online teaching: guidance, tips and platforms

Central support from Arena and Digital Education to help you prepare for online teaching and learning.

Connected Learning is UCL's distinctive approach to online, socially distanced or blended teaching, learning support and assessment.

Connected Learning can take place online and face-to-face and supports rich, active and effective modes of learning as well as addressing the wider aspects of the student experience. At its heart is the principle that students are active participants in the learning process rather than passive recipients of information.

Browse the tools and guidance below for help with integrating engaging online content  into your programme or module. 

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Teaching online: where to start

Quickstart gude to remote teaching and supervision of our students. 

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UCL Connected Learning Baseline

The UCL Connected Learning Baseline sets out the minimum expectations, or baseline, for the design of all taught modules in Moodle.

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Online platforms and tools for Connected Learning

An overview of the teaching and learning technology recommended and supported by UCL.


Choosing the right platform for live online teaching

Compare the features and suitability of UCL's recommended live, synchronous teaching platforms, Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom and MS Teams. 

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Online alternatives to lecturing

Start with the learning outcomes to help you to identify alternative activities to online lecturing.

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Writing when teaching remotely

Using visualisers, tablets and mobile phones to show onscreen writing to remote students. 

Getting ready for remote teaching

Alternative labs and practice-based education

Strategies and resources for providing remote alternatives to labs and practice-based operations during Covid-19.