Short courses: BOLD short courses 1 – 6

To provide academic and teaching support staff at Federation University Australia, and FedUni Partner Providers, with a foundation of online learning and teaching concepts and practices within a tertiary setting.


  • Target group: These stand alone, non-award short courses are highly recommended for staff members designing, developing, teaching or coordinating an online or blended course
  • Delivery mode: Online | both self-paced and facilitated components
  • Time allocation: Approximately 10 hours per short course delivered over 4 weeks - 2.5 hours per week
  • Offered:
    • Design Series: BOLD Short Courses 1, 2 & 3 - February & July
    • Teaching Series: BOLD Short Courses 4, 5 & 6 - April & September
    • On demand (for identified groups)
  • Cost: Nil


Each short course has both a self-paced and facilitated component, synchronous and asynchronous communicative activities, and opportunities to reflect and consolidate learning, with a 'virtual' session for those who prefer additional “face-to-face” communications. Short course contents include:

Design series Teaching series

BOLD Short Course 1 – Learning in a BOLD environment

  • Using the BOLD tertiary learning environment to enhance student learning
  • Recognising the diversity of behaviours, needs and expectations of online students
  • Exploring learning opportunities beyond the walls of the classroom

BOLD Short Course 4 – Teaching in a BOLD environment

  • Creating and maintaining a robust and inclusive online learning community
  • Fostering of social, cognitive and teacher presence within your course
  • Enhancing the quality of online forums
  • Effectively collaborating as a teaching team across campuses

BOLD Short Course 2 – Assessment in a BOLD environment

  • Fundamentals of online assessment design
  • Planning for quality online assessment practices
  • Exploring online tools to support staff and student assessment practices and processes
  • Considering student feedback process and the tools to use online

BOLD Short Course 5 – Monitoring BOLD engagement

  • Determining if the learning journey you designed, is achieving the learning outcomes you set out to achieve
  • Monitoring what your students are engaging with and when
  • Getting your students to stay on track (or how to get them back on track!)
  • Ensuring your students are receiving the supports to maximize success

BOLD Short Course 3 – Designing for BOLD learning and teaching

  • Structuring your online learning space
  • Maximising student learning and engagement through quality design
  • Choosing the right activity for individual and collaborative learning
  • Choosing the right online technology to support learning

BOLD Short Course 6 – Reviewing and enhancing BOLD practices

  • Incorporating review processes to support quality BOLD practices
  • Feedback tools that give you what you need for future enhancements
  • Developing sustainable resources for use in future learning environments
  • Formulating a process for identifying and investigating future enhancements


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Further information

Contact your Faculty Learning Designer
Contact Tulsa Andrews within CLIPP on or phone: (03) 5327 9654