CoSS Birmingham Digital Education team

Welcome to Birmingham Digital Education at the College of Social Sciences.

Our role is to promote and provide support in the use of technology for teaching and learning. Our team offers a wide range of services to help you get the most out of Technology Enhanced Learning. We can help you get started with Canvas, or support you with enhancements such as introducing online formative assessments to your programme. We can also help design and implement fully online programmes and MOOCs.

For all staff support enquiries please email with as much detail as possible and your query will be forwarded to the appropriate team member. The team is based in the JG Smith building, ground floor room G26.

Students of the College of Social Sciences should consult our support site in the first instance.

Contacting members of the CoSS Birmingham Digital Education team


Kabir Ganguly - Partnership and Development Manager
Room G12a, Nuffield and room 113, JG Smith
tel: 48973 and 48310

Danielle Hinton - Instructional Design Consultant
tel: 0121 414 3468 (43468)

Rummi Bassi - College Distance Learning Developer
tel: 0121 414 4401 (44401)

Nathan Johnson - CoSS Learning Technologist
tel 0121 414 7995 (47995)

Paul Dyson - Instructional Designer

Richard Morgan -  Developer

Previlla Devi -  Support Officer
tel: 0121 414 4216 (44216)

James Gormley - Assistant Technical Teacher for Marketing Communications
Room 122, JG Smith building
tel: 0121 414 8315 (48315) 

Note: The team is based in G26 JG Smith building.

If you are not sure who best to contact please email with as much detail as possible and your query will be forwarded to the appropriate team member.

Our expertise 

Blended learning: The team can help design, implement and support your technology-enhanced teaching, at a pace that you are happy with. We are here to assist you with the whole process.

Training for groups or individuals: Canvas, distance and blended learning are our specialties, but we can provide training for groups or individuals on other topics too.

Online distance learning: The team has many years of hands-on experience in the development, delivery, and administration of online distance learning courses. We have been heavily involved in Masters-level programmes for IDD, the well established WebAutism programme, and many distance learning CPD courses for the School of Education.

Multimedia development: If you have an idea for a piece of multimedia work, our Developer may be able to implement it. Ideal candidates for such work are interactive diagrams or animations.

Online help: Try our online staff support site for information on using Canvas. Our guides aim to combine technical advice with pedagogical suggestions.

School administrative support: The team can help plan, initiate and support large-scale administrative changes within your School. Examples include the switch to online submission, provision of online student handbooks, and the integration of plagiarism detection software into School quality processes.

Useful links

  • CoSS eLearning Help for general/student users of the Canvas iVLE
  • CoSS Staff eLearning Help aimed at academic and administrative users using Canvas
  • Go to the TEL Hub to get help with Technology Enhanced Learning and to access the Canvas Help sites for staff and students and the eLearnHub for Canvas admin.