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This page details major changes made to the Teaching in 2020-21 guidance in preparation for and over this academic year, to help you pinpoint new information.


31 August: publication of Hybrid Delivery guidance

The Technology-Enabled Learning Service and Teaching & Learning Systems teams have released guidance and clarification on the different models of hybrid delivery suitable for the University. The paper contains further details, key terminology, recommended next steps and further considerations, and can be found on our Hybrid Delivery page.


23 July: publication of Learning Design Tookit

The Technology-Enabled Learning Service (see previous update) have released a new Learning Design Toolkit, which provides a guided approach to developing an effective blended curriculum. It is appropriate for both small- and large-scale curriculum development. They have also released their Learning Scenarios, an activity-focused approach to identifying the best blended design for your teaching.


25 January: launch of TEL Service

The University has launched a new Technology-Enabled Learning Service to assist staff in the design and delivery of excellent teaching, with a focus in the first instance on supporting the current transition to blended learning.


21 January: results from Department of Psychology student survey

The Department of Psychology have shared a report on the results of a survey they conducted in Michaelmas Term to gather feedback from students on their experiences of online learning. They have also provided the survey template for colleagues interested in conducting similar feedback-gathering exercises. These can be found on the Cambridge examples of practice page.


18 November: new examples of practice from Cambridge colleagues

We have published several videos from Cambridge teaching staff sharing their experience and ideas, and a video providing one student's perspective on their Easter Term 2020 experience.


12 November: added information on the new temporary amendment to the Copyright Licensing Agency HE Licence

The Copyright Licensing Agency have announced a new amendment to the CLA HE Licence to give increased access to learning resources during the 2020-21 academic year. Details are on the Sourcing Online Readings page, under "Can I scan parts of a book or journal?" and "Do we have extra resources available during the Covid-19 period?"

We will be updating the video shortly.


4 November: new guidance for students on engaging with recorded lectures

We have published new guidance for students on how to engage effectively with recorded lectures, based on focus groups held with Cambridge undergraduates last Easter Term.


27 October: updated guidelines for supervisions with disabled students

The Disability Resource Centre provided a new set of guidelines for supervisions when working remotely with disabled students for the 2020-21 academic year, framed around the different elements that might make up a supervision.


5 October: updated recording policy now hosted on EQPO website

The Policy on Recordings of Teaching Materials/Lectures and other Teaching, Learning and Assessment Activities was published with effect as of Monday 5 October, and can now be found on the Education Quality and Policy Office website rather than here on the CCTL website.

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