Professional Learning @ Western

Learning Futures is providing professional learning and support for academics via a range of methods, including:

  • Workshops (including recordings of previous workshops)
  • One-on-One Support
  • Professional Learning Modules
  • and Online eSupport

On this page, you'll find information about all our professional learning support.

This page is being updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Workshop Schedule

Autumn Session 2021

Our workshops scheduling is undergoing some changes this year. We'll be scheduling on a monthly basis with a monthly newsletter to keep you informed!

Our online workshop schedule can be found here:

Recorded Sessions and Other Resources

Missed a workshop you were interested in? Sessions are regularly recorded and uploaded to the Recorded Sessions and Resources page.

Professional Learning Modules

Looking for access to the Professional Learning Modules?

eLearning Support and WOS

The eLearning team are available to assist!

The best way to get in contact with eLearning is via email at

One on One Support

eLearning Support offer personalised one-on-one (1O1) support sessions via a Zoom. If you have any vUWS related queries, need to implement a tool or would like to work through your query via a face-to face Zoom meeting, a member of the eLearning support team can support you with a session tailored to your needs.

Book a session using the online form.

Save the date: eLearnathon - 18 February 2021

2020 has been a marathon year for professional development. Are you now looking to just “dip in and out” of vUWS professional development sessions before Autumn?

Thursday 18 February 2021 will be a vUWS tool blitz! Nonstop professional development sessions running all day. On the hour, EVERY hour! More than 16 sessions will be run from dawn to dusk.

Sessions will be themed and streamed, with timings and links to come in the New Year.

WOS Studio Bookings

To check availability and book a session, please use the online booking calendar.

Check out the WOS Studio page for further information.

For any queries regarding our services, please contact the team via

Need Help with the Workshops?

Want to Know More About Zoom?

Zoom is the most common synchronous audio-visual tool we use at Western. You may already be familiar with it and know it's key features.

To use Zoom, on any device, you will need to download the client application.

You can download the Zoom client at the Zoom Website (opens in a new window).

You can learn more about Zoom through the following document: Zoom Meetings and Webinars (PDF, 80.59 KB) (opens in a new window)

If you don't have time for one of our workshops, you can watch one record by Getting Started with Zoom Meetings (opens in a new window)

Want to Know More About Collaborate Ultra?

Collaborate Ultra is a similar tool embedded in vUWS itself. This is tool is less commonly used, but has similar functionality to Zoom, but with the added benefits of being inside vUWS.

You should use whichever tool you are most comfortable with using.

Some workshops will be offered through Collaborate Ultra.

These sessions have been set up to allow "Guest Access" so all you will need is to provide a name and to give the program access to your microphone and camera.

If you are interested in learning more about Collaborate Ultra, you can find more information in this document: Collaborate Ultra Features (PDF, 94.44 KB) (opens in a new window)

Need Help with Other Issues?

Is something urgent/broken?
Contact ITDS for technical support

Need vUWS Support?
Try our self-help resources

Professional learning modules
Register now for immediate access

Interested in Active Learning?
Learn more

Making a WOS recording?
Learn more about our WOS Studios

Interested in flipped learning?
Check out our new site

If you have any questions or requests from the Learning Futures team, please contact: