Teaching & Learning


Teaching with asynchronous learning activities 24 Feb

24 February 2021, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Student and student ambassador on campus with masks on

Discover the best practice for engaging students and creating conversations asynchronously, 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

On the booking form, please select the event and use the calendar to find your session time.

Wednesday 24 February 14:00- 15:30

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

The move to online learning means that much face-to-face interaction now takes place asynchronously, often in discussion forums in Moodle. 

This means that academics and students have to learn a new skill: how to transfer conversation, questions and interaction to asynchronous web-based delivery.  

 A well-managed discussion board can create opportunities for engagement and conversation. 

This session has three aims. These are to learn about:

  1. creating communities of learning through asynchronous communication
  2. creating asynchronous learning activities
  3. functions in Moodle. 

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. 

In this 90-minute session, you will have the opportunity to discuss communities of learning, learn about different activities that will be appropriate for their subject areas and identify functions in Moodle that support asynchronous learning. 

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.  Programme Directors may find this session particularly useful.