Teaching & Learning


Teaching synchronous classes 10 Nov

10 November 2020, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Student and student ambassador on campus with masks on

Find out the best practice for engaging students and creating conversations in synchronous teaching, in this workshop led by UCL Digital Education.

Event Information

Open to





UCL Arena Centre


This event will take place online.
Details and registration will be sent to you.
United Kingdom

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Tuesday 10 November 13:00 - 14:30 

UCL Arena Centre and UCL Digital Education are delivering this session, which is open to all UCL staff who teach. 

A move to online learning means that much face-to-face teaching has been replaced with synchronous teaching online. These means that academics now have to learn a new skill: how to transfer classroom teaching and management to web-based delivery.

Students – and lecturers – can feel that online learning is isolating and lacks the immediacy and energy of classroom engagement. A well-managed live online teaching session can create opportunities for engagement and conversation. 

This session has three aims to learn about: 

  1. creating a community of practice
  2. setting learner expectations of synchronous learning
  3. teaching and managing groups in synchronous sessions.  

It also aligns with Sections 3 and 4 of the Connected Learning Essentials course and so provides you with an opportunity to build on existing knowledge. 

You will have the opportunity to use Mentimeter, Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom. 

UCL Connected Learning Live Events

This is part of a series of short live sessions to complement the UCL Connected Learning Essentials Staff Development Course. 

View all events in series. 

Who should attend

You should attend if you are a member of UCL staff who teaches.