The team from the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT) provide training to enhance your use of the various learning technologies available at DMU via a number of different routes. 

This page will give you access to an array of different remote teaching resources available as text, video and downloadable documents.  However, if you use these and find that you still have questions then the CELT team are also providing drop in sessions to offer further support and guidance.

These drop-ins are taking place every Wednesday from 2 pm to 3 pm and every Thursday from 10 am – 11 am and can be accessed using the link below.

Follow this link to our Microsoft Team and access the drop in support.

If you have questions after using the multi-modal resources provided on this page and you are unable to attend a drop-in:

Please contact your Faculty ELT Project Officer using the details at this link.

For those who are new to online learning and teaching or are in need of a refresher, there is some very useful information and guidance available.  Please have a look at this blog posted by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).

There is a helpful example of how the approaches listed below can be organised within a Blackboard module.

Preparing recorded and nonconcurrent (asynchronous) teaching sessions.

DMU ReplayProviding a recorded online teaching session using DMU Replay.

The attendance icon Obtaining an attendance list from DMU Replay.

BlackboardSetup and use a Discussion Forum in Blackboard.

BlackboardSetup and use a Wiki in Blackboard.

Preparing and delivering live (synchronous) teaching sessions.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra  Providing live (synchronous) online teaching using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

Teams icon Providing live (synchronous) online teaching using Microsoft Teams.

The managing icon Managing Teams and Collaborate Ultra synchronous sessions.

The attendance icon Obtaining an attendance list from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

The attendance icon Obtaining an attendance list from Microsoft Teams.

It is recommended that the Microsoft Teams Live Event option is only used for running meetings and conferences, not for teaching sessions.

Blackboard Assessments and Tests.


Blackboard offers a range of assessment tools that can be used with distance learners.

Click here for information about how to setup and use the Blackboard Assessment tools.


BlackboardBlackboard has the functionality to deliver formative online tests.

Click here for information about how to setup and use an online Test in Blackboard.


Managing large cohorts in a Blackboard module shell.

The Groups function in Blackboard can be used to disseminate teaching, learning and assessment content to specific groups of students within a module.  They can be used to facilitate online group work, to align particular instructors with particular groups of students, and to allow specific groups to access specific content relevant to their group only.

Follow this link to visit our guides about the use of Groups in Blackboard.

Recording Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Live events.

If using the record function in Blackboard Collaborate, in order to satisfy GDPR it is essential that you follow the Data protection dos and don’ts for synchronous and asynchronous recording

At this time recording of Teams is not permitted. This is under review and when new information becomes available we will provide specific guidance in this space.

Remote Teaching – Frequently Asked Questions.