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Creative Learning Assistant

Location County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £14.12 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Louise McCollum
Job ref BMCLA1411_1674751361

Job description

2 Roles available for the following areas - Ballymena & Newtownabbey

Ongoing Temporary - £14.12ph

Monday - Thursday 8.45 -17.00, Friday 8.45 - 16.00 (lunch Mon - Wed 45 mins, Thursday / Friday 1 hr) - 36hpw

Main Duties & Responsibilities

This role is to develop solutions and provide support to other team members and curriculum staff. The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • To deliver outstanding customer service by supporting staff in the production of innovative learning resources and assisting in the review and testing of learning technologies.
  • To identify where staff require instructional design support and liaise with the Learning Technology Manager and Creative Learning Manager to provide the necessary training.
  • To work with teaching staff in the design and development of interactive learning resources which meet specified learning objectives.
  • To advise staff on how technology can be used to improve the accessibility of teaching and learning resources.
  • To provide end-user support for learning technologies and identify common issues and make recommendations for how these could be addressed through guidance or training.
  • To assist in the maintenance of Canvas, the College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and other learning technology systems including video and e-portfolio platforms.
  • To assist in the integration of Canvas with the College's new Learning Management System (LMS), providing training and support for staff where necessary.
  • To design and deliver professional development sessions and facilitate training workshops, webinars and drop-in sessions for staff on specific issues or how to use specific technologies.
  • To design, develop and maintain training resources and user guides in a variety of formats including online training and screencasts.
  • To supervise placement students, providing training and quality assuring content they produce.
  • To design training resources and deliver workshops for students on learning technologies including Canvas and e-portfolios.
  • To monitor the usage of Canvas and other learning technology systems.
  • To provide administrative support to the Innovative Learning & Digital Transformation Team including the analysis of data and production of reports.
  • To review and report on innovative learning technologies including game-based learning and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR).
  • To engage with external organisations, such as Jisc and ALT, to stay informed of developments in learning technology and promote the work of the Innovative Learning & Digital Transformation Team both inside and outside the College.



Undergraduate degree in Computing / IT or a relevant subject with a significant Computing / IT component.

ECDL or equivalent IT qualification.


A minimum of one year's experience of working in a digital learning role to include:

  • Experience of using and working with a major Virtual Learning Environment such as Canvas, Moodle or Blackboard.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office.
  • Experience of using multimedia tools to create videos, screencasts and animations.
  • Experience of delivering training in learning technologies and providing technical support.
  • Experience of using SharePoint or Teams.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as HTML or JavaScript.
  • Experience of creating interactive training resources using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline.

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