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The Blended Learning Platform - Educator User Guide

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In order for content to be quality assured, coordinated appropriately and duplication kept to an absolute minimum please contact your Specialty Lead listed below to start creating content for the Platform. It is important to understand the over process of content creation which can be found on our Content Creation & Quality Assurance Page.

Deputy Dean: Dr Rowan Burnstein

Associate Dean for Regional Learning Management System, Blended Learning and Website: Dr Shazia Hoodbhoy

Senior Blended Learning Fellow: Dr Sohel Samad

Blended Learning Specialty Leads:

The Blended Learning Specialty Leads are responsible for ensuring that content created on the platform is quality assured and meets the training needs of the training program and their respective Curricula. If you want to create content or want content created on the Platform reach out to the Leads and/or their Fellows listed below:

Updated Table to be added soon



How can I start creating Content for the Platform?

There are two main ways you can get involved in creating content for the Platform:

  • Delivering Live Webinars that can be recorded and uploaded onto Panopto/Bridge
  • Creating an Online Course or Program in Bridge
  • Or Both - proper Blended Learning!

The best way to get trained and to start building content is to reach out to the Blended Learning Fellow for the Specialty that you want to create content for. They have the ability to build content for you or to teach you how to build your own. Its important to go through the fellows as content is coordinated and Quality Assured by the Blended Learning Specialty Leads (above) to minimise duplication and create high quality educational content. 


Organising & Delivering Live Webinars

  • Organising Live Training Events on Bridge can be done through your School Administrator or by Bridge Authors who have access to Microsoft Teams. The Bridge Course on Setting up Live events can be found here: How to set up a Live Event.

  • By scheduling Webinar events through Bridge, it means that Trainees automatically receive invitations to events via email, receive automated certificates after attending the events and provide Administrators with automated attendance registers. 

  • Most importantly it allows trainees from different specialties to attend live training events across the region! The videos in the interactive picture below explains how to set up your own Bridge Live Training event.

Follow the steps in the interactive picture below to set up your Bridge Live Event:




Once the live event/webinar has been delivered, remember to upload the event into Panopto (see video below) so that Trainees can review them and/or view them if they missed it the first time round.






How to Create a Course in Bridge

We won't go through how to build a Course here. If you would like to be trained on building Online Courses get in touch with your Specialty Lead above. There are extensive courses in the Bridge Tutorials section of Bridge explaining how to create courses. Content is created by our Working Groups after a curriculum matching process is undertaken by your TPD and Specialty Lead. Remember anyone that creates content on Bridge will be subject to the review process outlined on the Content and Quality page.



All Doctors (including Consultants) throughout the East of England can have access to Panopto if requested. To get access, please contact The Blended Learning Panopto is where all live regional teaching webinars and recorded lectures are stored for each specialty. This forms a huge video library of consultant led lectures that can be searched and viewed at any time from a PC or mobile device. These videos can form part of Bridge Courses for Trainees if they satisfy the learning objectives of the course. This means that subject matter experts can now deliver teaching to a group of trainees that other specialties can benefit from. This reduces the workload for Educators whilst allowing Trainees to review lectures at their own pace, at a time that suits them. 

Here's a quick tour of The Panopto Library, and see the blue boxes below to find out more about how to create your own Panopto videos:




Note: Access to Bridge is reserved for NHSE EoE Trainees, SAS Doctors, Locally Employed Training Doctors and Consultants who are part of the NHSE Faculty e.g College Tutors, TPDs, Heads of School. In order to create content for the platform you will be required to undertake some training by NHSE EoE Fellows and Tech Support.