Professional Development
  • Further enhance your teaching practice and your academic career
  • See upcoming PD opportunities within DSC and RMIT
  • Access recordings of past events

What is Professional Development?

The DSC Learning and Teaching Team develop Professional Development to support academic staff, visit this page to see the PD options, resources, contacts and to book into sessions via Eventbrite.

Did you know?

We can provide a range of events or tailor a Professional Development session to suit specific requirements.

Please contact us via dsc.lt@rmit.edu.au to request a session designed for your needs.

Upcoming events

Inaugural 2021 Concurrent Classroom

Lights, Camera, Action! Making the Most of the Power of Video

The ‘Welcome Video’ is now standard in Canvas shells, and they provide a useful way of connecting to your students. But what if there was more you could do? Video is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance learning and teaching, particularly in hybrid and fully online formats. Hear from three of our DSC colleagues who have harnessed the power of video to great effect in their distinct learning environments.  

This Lunchtime Bytes will be followed up with a ‘How to’ Wednesday Workshop on Wednesday 14 September, led by our DSC Learning Designers and video expert, Marcus Porcaro. 

Wednesday, September 7th

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Inaugural 2021 Concurrent Classroom

Harnessing the Power of Video in Your Course

Ready to make some great video content for your course but not sure how? Let our Learning Designers and resident video expert, Marcus Porcaro, introduce you to a few ideas and tips on how to harness the power of video and make engaging content your students.

Wednesday, September 14th

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Inaugural 2021 Concurrent Classroom

Reviewing your Rubric

Your rubric is a tool that should be reviewed and updated, just as you would review and update your course content or how you deliver an assessment task. Often left till last in the Canvas shell build process, a rubric can take a few iterations to get in good working order. Let Colleen and Justin show you a few ways to ensure that your rubric – although never perfect – is in good shape for the next semester.

Wednesday, November 9th

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Past Events

  • Canvas Express – 14 Elements
    Introduction and overview of the 14 elements and the design guidelines for your Canvas courses.
  • Concurrent Classroom – info and PD
    Training and discussions on concurrent teaching and how to start developing your concurrent teaching strategies.
  • Canvas and Assessment Drop-ins
    An opportunity to spend time with a Learning Designer or Learning and Teaching Specialist to discuss and brainstorm anything related to assessments and Canvas
  • Lunchtime Bytes – The future Lectures
    We asked 3 DSC academics how they view the current role of lectures and how this mode of teaching has been impacted moving forward into the ‘living with Covid future’
  • Lunchtime Bytes – Academic Integrity
    Three Associate Deans joined us to discuss ways to tackle academic integrity and how to foster a classroom culture that can be taken into the students professional lives.
  • Lunchtime Bytes – Articulating your Assessments
    Tactics on how to make your assessment tasks, explicit, your expectations clear and teaching life a little easier.
  • Lunchtime Bytes – Supporting staff supporting students
    A how-to session on identifying and discussing how we could support students returning to campus. Guest speakers included the RMIT Wellbeing Team and Student Services (Campus life)
  • Lunchtime Bytes – Inclusive practices for concurrent/online teaching
    Hear how two teachers attempt to ensure student engagement and maintain an inclusive classroom in these 21st century environments.
  • Lunchtime Bytes – Hybrid or Hydra                                                                                With lectures no longer being timetabled, is dicing up content really a good solution?  Hear how two colleagues have dealt with this shift of teaching online and dealing with ‘Zoom fatigue’.

Recorded Events

View the full recordings of all our sessions below.

View bite-sized snippets of our Lunchtime Bytes sessions below, where panelists respond to particular ‘provocations’.

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Where to next?

Discuss your PD requirements with your Program Manager or Course Coordinator and let us know what you need, we are here to help!

If you need help getting started with Canvas you can find the basics here.