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Academic Staff Induction: Teaching Support

A guide for all new staff who teach


For the latest advice and guidance about what you need to do to keep yourself and others safe and other guidelines see Staff Support

Academic Skills Centre

ASC provides services for all students and staff.

Offerings include online resources, support and advice on academic skills and learning and teaching activities. We also run a range of modules, programmes and events. 

In addition to the academic skills tutors we have the services of two Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund to support you with your writing. 

To learn more see the ASC Home page

The Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning

This division (CTIL) within the Library & Learning Centre (LLC) is responsible for establishing a “One Dundee” approach to managing technology enhanced learning across the institution.

Learning X  is the University's informal learning community and where you will find lots of resources to support you in your teaching. 'Blend your module” is the first of several Learning X series that CTIL launched over the summer to support the transition to blended learning in AY 20/21, and further resources will become available in summer 2021, looking forward to AY 21/22. 'This is aimed at anyone involved with teaching – whether you’re a programme lead, convening several modules, or part time tutor teaching just one class.'

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Resources on the VLE

Login to My Dundee Organisation: eLearning support for instructors using your University credentials. 

Keep up to date with CTIL's blog

'How to' Guides

For that 'how to' advice look in our range of guides. 

University guides to help you use our services or perform a task when studying or working from home and to provide support for academics.

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Library and Learning Centre

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Survey and questionnaire service

If you need to conduct a survey or questionnaire, the LLC can assist you, whether you are an academic, a researcher, a student or an administrator.

The key resource offered by the University is the Jisc Online Surveys tool. This is available to all staff and students free of charge, and is managed by the Survey Service based in the LLC.

Library and Learning Centre Home Page

Disability Services

Disability Services provides a range of confidential support services for disabled students and staff, as well as guidance and training for staff on disability-related issues, including creating inclusive learning materials. See also the Accessibility section below.

Disability Services Home Page

Read the Guide to Creating Inclusive Teaching Materials

Watch the recording of the online Teach at Dundee session with Dr Shirley Hill, Head of Disability Services talking about what the Service provides. (30 minutes)

IT Support

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Support for staff and students on campus/online


The University uses the assessment tool Turnitin.

These guides will help you to familiarise yourself with this tool. 

Support Smart

Campus buildings and people

A guide to help staff support students.

Support Smart can help you to find essential information designed to help you support students, from corporate parenting to confidentiality to how to report misconduct or abuse.

See the other guides in this series which are aimed at students: Live Smart and Learn Smart


Make sure you are up to speed with the new disability legislation.

For the latest updates on provision of support available from Disability Services visit their Home page

Do you know about the POUR principles that apply to the creation of digital content?

  • Perceivable
  • Operable
  • Understandable
  • Robust

You'll find out about POUR and lots more practical advice from Disability Services here that will support you in making sure your materials are in an accessible format. 

Government advice

The UK government guidance on making online public services accessible - includes help with:

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Microsoft Teams

Support with accessibility in Teams


Support with accessibility in Collaborate


Collaborate sessions, delivered through the VLE, can be used for Learning and Teaching purposes.

These guides will help you to familiarise yourself with this tool.

Get started with Collaborate

  • See the interface of a Collaborate session and learn about available features