Teaching support

We value the exceptional quality of our teachers, which helped us to achieve the top Gold rating in the first government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching works alongside our teaching staff to help them continue achieving those high standards.

Academic Career Map (ACM)

The Academic Career Map is a framework providing guidance to support the career development and progression of academics across Kent.

Assessment and feedback

Guidance on how to design assessments, based on the principles of constructive alignment and 'indicators of good practice' that make Kent great.

This includes resources and toolkits for:

  • design principles
  • level descriptors
  • learning outcomes
  • assessment criteria
  • matching learning outcomes to feedback
  • giving constructive feedback.

More about assessment design and feedback.

Progress Profiles

Progress Profiles were launched in 2018 to support the Academic Adviser consultation process. They provide Academic Advisers and Senior Tutors with student data, including SDS attendance and attainment, in an easy-to-digest graphical format.  

Reward and recognition

We are proud to recognise and promote the successes of staff across our campuses through a wide variety of awards.

Quality assurance

Taught programme regulations

To ensure fairness and maintain academic standards, a single set of academic regulations has been introduced for all taught programmes in the Credit Framework for Taught Programmes.

Guidance, policies and procedures 

Kent provides a range of guidance and policies which reflect all aspects of teaching and examination.

Codes of practice for quality assurance

The principles, responsibilities and structures through which Kent assures academic standards and continuous improvement of the student academic experience across all taught and research programmes.

Audiovisual and IT support

Booking audiovisual (AV) equipment

Staff may borrow equipment from Campus Support's loan stock for use in teaching on a short-term basis.

Rooms with audiovisual (AV) equipment

Centrally timetabled teaching rooms have audiovisual equipment installed such as data projectors, PCs, laptop points, whiteboards and DVD players. 

PA (voice reinforcement) and audio loops are fitted in most lecture theatres. KentPlayer is installed, with PC screen and audio capture as minimum, in lecture theatres and seminar rooms.



Teaching PCs in lecture theaters and seminar rooms

Most teaching rooms have projector connected PCs and laptop points installed to help you in your teaching.


Multimedia resources

Staff at Kent have access to a wide range of innovative video and audio materials to support learning, teaching and research.

These include:

  • Film, TV and audio e-resources
  • DVDs and videos
  • Images and visual resources
  • Microform articles

Report a problem

For problems with AV or IT equipment in teaching rooms, email or phone the IT Service Desk on ext 4888.

For urgent issues, such as broken equipment that requires repairing, email or phone the Estates Customer Services on ext 16666.

eLearning resources

Moodle

Moodle is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Every taught module has an associated Moodle module available for staff to deliver online teaching resources and interactive activities to students, who are automatically enrolled in their modules.

Moodle provides tools to support the learning experience, such as assignment submission, forums, wikis, and quizzes. YouTube or KentPlayer recordings can be embedded or linked to in the module.


Moodle 2018

Users wishing to access Moodle 2018 or any other archived version of Moodle can do so from the ‘Moodle Archives’ dropdown from the navigation bar within Moodle.


Turnitin

Turnitin is the originality checking software used at Kent. Staff can use it as part of their Moodle assignment workflow.

Submitted work is matched against a database of previously submitted work from every institution that subscribes to Turnitin (including international institutions), current and archived internet pages, and databases of journals and periodicals. 

It is important to note that Turnitin does not detect plagiarism: it is text-matching software providing a report on whether a student's work is original (no matching text) or unoriginal. 

Each instance of matching text should be examined individually for full and correct referencing.  



Feedback Studio

Feedback Studio is Turnitin's online marking tool, allowing teachers to add text-based comments and marks to assignments submitted to Turnitin. 

Students can access their grade and comments after the post-date has passed, and marked assignments can be downloaded in PDF format for archival and moderation.



Kent Player

Kent Player is our lecture recording service. It enables staff to easily produce recordings of lectures and make these recordings available via Moodle. 

Kent Player is available on all lecture and seminar PCs, and can also be installed on other PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, enabling staff to make recordings at their desk or in the field.  

Lecture recording is not seen as a replacement for attending lectures, but an important resource to support student learning. 

Recordings of all lectures cannot be guaranteed, but all reasonable efforts are made to provide them.


Library support

Your academic liaison team

Your key contacts in the Templeman Library are your Academic Liaison Librarian and your Faculty Library Assistant. Contact your Academic Liaison team:

  • for an introduction to the resources in your discipline
  • for information about the reading list system, and ordering books and other material for teaching
  • to discuss ordering material for your research
  • to arrange induction and library training for your students.

The Drill Hall Library has its own team of Academic Support Librarians.

Library representatives

Each School has an academic library representative, who works closely with us and acts as a link between your School and the Library.

Reading lists

In addition to showing your students what they need to read for your modules, the reading list service is your way of ordering books, e-books, DVDs and other resources for your students for teaching purposes.

Find out how to get started with reading lists.

You can also request CLA (Copyright Licencing Agency) cleared scans for your teaching modules.

Special Collections and Archives

Our Special Collections and Archives, housed in the Templeman Library, include a wide range of subjects, materials and media. 

From British stand-up comedy to early photography, Victorian theatre to modern political cartoons, the collections can support diverse teaching areas and needs. 

You can hold seminars in the Special Collections reading room, or request digital copies of material for your teaching.

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