UHI Blended Learning Standards Checklist

This document provides guidance on the basic standards of an effective blend that:

  1. enhances the student experience and
  2. promotes UHI’s graduate attributes (active, responsive and adaptive, reflective, confident and rigorous).

The focus is on student-centred learning and the roles of both the student and the lecturer/tutor. The document includes detailed guidance and covers the following pedagogical principles:

  • General (delivery mode and content)
  • Communicate expectations (induction and in the module)
  • Encouraging active learning (creating the blend and activities)
  • Communication and collaboration (preparation and during delivery)
  • Assessment and feedback (setting appropriate assessment and providing support)
  • Keeping students on track (processes)
  • Framework (logical design)
  • Legal and academic issues (relevant legislation and referencing)


Individual blends will be tailored to specific learning outcomes and student needs as well as subject matter and situation.