Equality and Diversity Related E-Learning Courses

The Equality and Diversity Unit has procured and developed a range of e-learning based equality and diversity training courses for our staff and students.

Please note that for users with visual impairments, some of the multimedia interactions in our courses cannot be accessed with the same ease as those without.  The courses should be compatible with voice-reader software. For best results, you may need to configure your screen reader to handle interactive Flash content. However, if you find the course does not work with your chosen software and you wish to access these courses in an alternative format, please contact EDU for further details.

Equality and Diversity Essentials (MANDATORY for ALL staff)

Mandatory for all staff

This module should be completed by ALL staff.  It outlines the nine protected characteristics covered under the Equality Act 2010. The module outlines definitions such as the different forms of discrimination (direct, indirect etc), what constitutes bullying or harassment, and provides a brief overview on cultural awareness.

You must gain a mark of at least 80% in the assessment section to 'complete' this course.

You can work through the course at your own speed. You can also stop the courses at any point and resume later from that same point - please see ** below.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand what equality and diversity are and why they are important.
  • Review the key legislation and its implications.
  • Examine ways to break down barriers to equality and diversity – prejudice, preconceptions and stereotypes.
  • Explore key tips and guidelines for promoting equality and diversity.

PLEASE NOTE: If you use a screen reader you may find it useful to request the alternative format text based version.  If you require this version please contact the Equality and Diversity Unit, either by telephoning on 01413301887 or by email at equality@glasgow.ac.uk

How to Access the Courses

Our Equality and Diversity courses are housed on the University’s virtual learning site, Moodle, therefore you need to be a University of Glasgow staff member or student to access them. 

If you are a staff member, please ensure you use your staff username/GUID to access the course - otherwise your staff training records will not be updated.


Equality and Diversity Essentials Course
1. Access the course at moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1944
2. Log in using your STAFF USERNAME/GUID and enrol in the course
3. Read the course overview and click the Equality & Diversity Essentials course link
4. Click on Enter
5. After the opening sequence, click Start Course
6. Expand the course screen by clicking the arrow button, near the top left hand corner of the screen.

* ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TEST SECTION OF THE COURSE ENSURE YOU PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE (for your own records) AND THAT YOUR RESULT HAS SAVED SUCCESSFULLY.  iF accessing remotely, you may also wish to take a screenshot of the certificate page.

** ENSURE YOU EXIT THE COURSE USING THE EXIT BUTTON WITHIN THE COURSE. DO NOT CLOSE VIA THE BROWSER.**

Expected duration 75 mins


Managing Diversity - for line-managers or supervisors

For Line Managers and Supervisors

This module is aimed at managers and outlines how to manage diverse teams, and the benefits of this. The module provides practical information to managers in how to challenge unacceptable behaviour.

You must gain a mark of at least 80% in the assessment section to 'complete' this course.

You can work through the course at your own speed. You can also stop the courses at any point and resume later from that same point - please see ** below.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of managing diversity effectively
  • Review how the law applies in practice in a range of case study situations
  • Develop your understanding of, and how to fulfil, your responsibilities as a manager

How to Access the Courses

Our Equality and Diversity courses are housed on the University’s virtual learning site, Moodle, therefore you need to be a University of Glasgow staff member or student to access them. 

If you are a staff member, please ensure you use your staff username/GUID to access the course - otherwise your staff training records will not be updated.

Managing Diversity Course

1. Access the Managing Diversity course via the following link moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8283
2. Log in using your GUID and password
3. Click the link for the course Managing Diversity
4. Click on Enter
5. After the opening sequence click Start Course

* ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TEST SECTION OF THE COURSE ENSURE YOU PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE (for your own records) AND THAT YOUR RESULT HAS SAVED SUCCESSFULLY.

** ENSURE YOU EXIT THE COURSE USING THE EXIT BUTTON WITHIN THE COURSE. DO NOT JUST CLOSE THE BROWSER.**

Expected duration 60 mins


Understanding Unconscious Bias

Understanding Unconscious Bias (60-75mins)

This training course is intended to enable us to improve the quality of our decision-making, ensuring that we eliminate irrelevant factors that may influence our conclusions.  The course assumes little or no knowledge of the subject matter.

The premise of this training is that unless we explore the nature of relationships, perceptions and prejudices we will never make sufficient progress to create truly diverse and inclusive organisations. It is based on the fact that we are all biased. That is everyone, without exception. 

Course Objectives: This course will give a better understanding of:

  • how and why people are biased
  • how unconscious bias can impact on the workplace and on working relationships
  • what we can do to reduce or eliminate bias from our decision-making process
  • how to address bias in specific situations, such as recruitment and performance management.

How to Access the Courses

This course is housed on the University’s virtual learning site, Moodle, therefore you need to be a staff member or student to access them.

If you are a staff member, please ensure you use your staff username/GUID to access the course - otherwise your staff training records will not be updated.

Understanding Unconscious Bias Course 
1. Access the Understanding Unconscious Bias course by clicking moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8365
2. Log in using your GUID and password
3. Enrol and enter the course

You need to work through the course and pass the assessment section, in order to complete it.

** ENSURE YOU EXIT THE COURSE USING THE EXIT BUTTON WITHIN THE COURSE. DO NOT CLOSE VIA THE BROWSER.**

IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THE COURSE REMOTELY, AND IN CASE YOUR CONNECTION HAS DROPPED OFF, ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TEST SECTION OF THE COURSE YOU MAY WISH TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF THE RESULT TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A RECORD OF YOUR RESULT.


Implementing Reasonable Adjustments for Students

The Implementing Reasonable Adjustments for Students training course has been specifically designed for staff working in education. 

It provides you with a practical understanding of what the law means when it talks about "disability" and "reasonable adjustments". And it gives everyone clear guidance on how to identify and implement reasonable adjustments effectively. 

You must gain a mark of at least 80% in the assessment section to 'complete' this course.

The expected completion time is approx 50mins.  However, you can work through the course at your own speed and can also stop the course at any point and resume later from that same point - please see ** below.

Please ensure you use your STAFF username/GUID to access the course - otherwise your staff training records will not be updated.

1. Access the course via the following course link moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=15877
2. Log in using your GUID and password
3. Click the link for the course Implementing Reasonable Adjustments for Students
4. Click on Enter
5. After the opening sequence click Start Course

* ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TEST SECTION OF THE COURSE ENSURE YOU PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE (for your own records) AND THAT YOUR RESULT HAS SAVED SUCCESSFULLY.

** ENSURE YOU EXIT THE COURSE USING THE EXIT BUTTON WITHIN THE COURSE. DO NOT JUST CLOSE THE BROWSER.**

 


Implementing Reasonable Adjustments (for line-managers and supervisors)

This Implementing Reasonable Adjustments training course provides staff with line management responsibilities a practical understanding of what the law means when it talks about “disability” and “reasonable adjustments”.

You will explore the challenges faced by disabled people at work and get practical guidance on identifying and implementing adjustments that make a real difference. By undertaking this course you can help to ensure you meet your legal obligations to treat disabled people fairly.


You must gain a mark of at least 80% in the assessment section to 'complete' this course.

The expected completion time is approx. 45mins.  However, you can work through the course at your own speed and can also stop the course at any point and resume later from that same point - please see ** below.

You must gain a mark of at least 80% in the assessment section to 'complete' this course.

Please ensure you use your STAFF username/GUID to access the course - otherwise your staff training records will not be updated.

1. Access the course via the following course link moodle.gla.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=15878
2. Log in using your GUID and password
3. Click the link for the course Implementing Reasonable Adjustments
4. Click on Enter
5. After the opening sequence click Start Course

* ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TEST SECTION OF THE COURSE ENSURE YOU PRINT YOUR CERTIFICATE (for your own records) AND THAT YOUR RESULT HAS SAVED SUCCESSFULLY.

** ENSURE YOU EXIT THE COURSE USING THE EXIT BUTTON WITHIN THE COURSE. DO NOT JUST CLOSE THE BROWSER.**