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Information for Staff: Supporting your teaching

JISC Vocational Training Resources (FE)

Jisc vocational training resources provide free, engaging resources and activities for the FE sector, supporting future employment demands and NVQ/SVQ/VRQ and T-level subject areas.  These digital learning resources use gamification principles to appeal to learners with different learning styles. The interactive content includes quizzes, case studies, animations and videos that reflect realistic work-based scenarios and will be kept up to date with curriculum and legislation changes.   Using digital technologies to support learning and teaching engages young learners who have been ‘born digital’ and encourages independent learning. 


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Reading lists

Librarians can work with you to create and update online reading lists which can be linked to Moodle module pages, on our Library Online sites, or on Teams course pages.  We can also provide links to online journal articles to put into your online teaching site, or scan a single chapter from a library book if no e-book is available (subject to the FE scanning license restrictions). 

Databases with interactive activities / teaching resources.

Online learning

The library subscribes to a range of resources that can be embedded into Moodle courses or used in class. Some examples are below, but contact your librarian for subject-specific resources. 

  • Students researching topics such as health & wellbeing, citizenship and other social issues will find Issues Online a useful resource. Issues Online provides teachers and students with a safe, reliable place to explore today’s most important social issues. The resource is aimed at FE level.
  • Students can research a topic from their desktop using DISCOVER@BradfordCollege, our online search tool.  This is a quick and easy way to search the College Library’s resources, print and electronic, and find full text information.  We can embed the Discover search box into your Moodle course so it's even easier to find. 
  • Skills for Study is an interactive e-learning resource offering online modules on a variety of essential study skills such as Critical Thinking and Writing.  It includes videos, activities and assessment activities.  Students can work through sections independently or activities can be used in class.
  • Encourage students to think about copyright when using images from the Internet. Britannica Image Quest and Vads are databases that hold collections of copyright-cleared images that can be used in education.
  • Students can curate their own reading lists and add reviews to the library catalogue.