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Learning Technology Team

NILE Help, Support & Training

Information for Staff

How are the University of Northampton’s UK and international partners supported in their use of NILE?

In order to use NILE, the University of Northampton’s UK and international partners will need to nominate one or more NILE Champions. NILE Champions will be people employed by the partner institution; they will need to have good digital skills, will need to be given sufficient time to attend NILE training events, to familiarise themselves with NILE, and to support the staff and students at their institution to use NILE.

The University of Northampton’s Learning Technology Team will train and support NILE Champions to develop their knowledge and skills of NILE, so that the NILE Champions can provide the necessary support to the staff and students at their institutions. Training for NILE Champions will normally be conducted online, but can be carried out in person at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus. In person training of NILE Champions at a partner institution’s premises is not possible.

At partner institutions, issues and problems from both staff and students with NILE should always be directed to the partner institution’s NILE Champion(s) in the first instance. Where a NILE Champion cannot resolve the issue, the NILE Champion may refer the problem to the learning technologist at the University of Northampton who support them.

NILE Champions

Who are NILE champions? 

NILE champions are volunteers within partner organisations who have an interest in learning technology and who are able to provide support for NILE tools and teaching and learning. 

Anyone in your organisation could become a NILE Champion.

Who is my NILE champion?

If you work at a partner organisation you can find our who your NILE champion is by contacting the Academic Partnerships Office at: academic.partnerships@northampton.ac.uk

Why become a NILE champion? 

The University of Northampton will provide additional training, access to teaching and learning materials, and regular networking meetings. You will be there to support your institution’s NILE related queries and improve the experiences for staff and students! 

Benefits include: 

  • Access to regular NILE training sessions;
  • Contact with UoN Learning Technologists;
  • Build a better relationship with UoN and other partners;
  • Improve engagement with learning, teaching and technology in your institution.

What will I need to do? 

NILE champions do not need to know the ins and outs of all of our NILE tools, but will have a willingness to learn and you will have access to UoN Learning Technologists. 

As a NILE Champion you will need to enrol on to our NILE training courses; Basics and Assessments.

This free training resource will be used to further support your development but can be used when you assist colleagues. 

Once you are a NILE champion you will be able to demonstrate you can:

  • Develop digital literacy;
  • Learn advanced skills in a range of leading educational platforms;
  • Help other staff by sharing resource materials;
  • Facilitate peer training;
  • Advocate new technologies.

Should you require urgent assistance with NILE, please contact the LearnTech Support Helpdesk via the online contact form