Effective Practice Webinar Series

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice – Anton Chekhov

Resuming in September 2021

The SALT Effective Practice Seminar Series has concluded for the 20/21 Academic year, and will resume in September for the 21/22 Academic Year.  We will be building on the success of this year’s sessions by continuing with the themes below, as well as adding new themes.  If you would like to present in a session (or even in more than one) then please fill in the form below, even if your theme is not listed.

Thank you for your support this year, and We look forward to seeing you attend or present in the next Academic Year


The SALT Team has launched a new webinar series for 2021 based around effective practice.   These will run on average twice monthly and will feature academic staff from all over the university talking about different approaches in their teaching and why they were effective.

2020 was a memorable year for many reasons.  It brought us online teaching, both synchronous and asynchronous, online assessments, an appreciation of seeing colleagues in person and discussing ideas by the water cooler.  For many of us, it brought us out of our comfort zones,  forced us to revisit our teaching materials and consider how we delivered them in an online environment or at a distance.  It brought us a new Digital Learning Platform (Canvas) and a plethora of other tools such as Panopto and Zoom.

The Effective Practice Seminar series explores various topics within this online realm.  It  invites speakers to share their teaching experiences and provide some concrete examples that can be adopted or adapted for your own practice.

Further confirmed sessions are listed below.  Please copy and paste the links into your browser:

Date & TimeTopicLink to book
Wednesday 17 February 2021, 13:00 - 14:00Canvashttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-use-of-canvas-tickets-138586069665
Wednesday 3 March 2021, 13:00 - 14:00Assessmenthttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-assessment-tickets-138629850615
Wednesday 17 March 2021, 13:00 - 14:00Feedbackhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-feedback-tickets-138632665033
Wednesday 21 April 2021, 13:00 - 14:00Effective Practice from HEA Fellowshttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-examples-from-hea-fellows-tickets-146975205797
Wednesday 5 May 2021, 13:00 - 14:00Online Labs and Practicalshttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/effective-practice-seminar-laboratory-and-practical-online-teaching-tickets-144042415743

Registration for our Effective Practice Seminars will also appear on SALT’s Upcoming Events Page.  Please remember to sign up using your Swansea University email address.


The seminars will be presented in a webinar where we will have three speakers sharing examples of their practice around a given topic.  Each speaker will have 15 minutes to speak, with 5 minutes for questions, so each session will take  no longer than an hour in total.

Topics and Recordings


  • Canvas:  February 17, 2021


  • Assessment: Mar 3, 2021


  • Feedback:  March  17, 2021


  • Examples from HEA Fellows: April 21, 2021


  • Lab work/practical sessions:
  • Engaging your students online
  • Flipped Learning
  • Large Groups
  • Blended learning
  • Online, asynchronous learning
  • Groupwork
  • Reflections on adapting your teaching and assessment
  • Top ten tools for teaching online
  • Collaboration in an online environment
  • Numerical/problem solving
  • Accessibility
  • Language Teaching (inc. Welsh)

Call for speakers


SALT are looking for staff who have recently considered one or more of the topics in their teaching, and have examples of activities where students have responded well, or which have yielded positive results.

Is this you?  Would you like to speak at one of our webinars?

If so, please fill in the following MS Form to register your interest and up to three topics that you feel you could contribute to.



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