Talks and workshops

The following is a list of events we’ve given talks, presentations, or workshops at, as well as upcoming events.

We’re usually very willing to give talks or run workshops about Numbas. If you’d like to invite us to an event, please get in touch. We can also run internal training sessions, on request.

The documentation contains some recordings of training sessions, at introductory and advanced levels.


Numbas and e-assessmentNewcastle-Durham pedagogy day, Durham University13th May 2024
Rich interactive assessment of STEM subjects with NumbasJISC ConnectMore 20249th May 2024
Digital learning workshop – Assessment and accessibilityBAMC 2024, Newcastle University9th April 2024
Introduction to Numbas workshopOnline24th August 2023
Introduction to NumbasEAMS 202322nd June 2023
Numbas updateEAMS 202319th June 2023
Formative assessment with NumbasTALMO16th November 2022
Numbas development updateEAMS 202213th June 2022
Introduction to Numbas workshopEAMS 202221st June 2022
Numbas user meeting, Spring 2022Online24th-29th April 2022
Introduction to Numbas workshopUniversity of Glasgow9th March 2022


Talk: Using JSXGraph in NumbasJSXGraph conference 20216th October 2021
Introduction to Numbas workshopOnline5th October 2021
Talk: Assessing mathematics with Numbas. (slides)DMV-ÖMG annual conference 202127th September 2021
Talk: Diagnostic testing in Numbas. (slides, recording)EAMS conference 202123rd June 2021
Numbas developer update. (slides, recording)EAMS conference 202122nd June 2021
Advanced Numbas workshopOnline4th February 2021
Introduction to Numbas workshopOnline2nd February 2021


Talk at Africa Math Seminar Conference: Numbas, an open-source e-assessment system for mathematics. (slides)Africa Math Seminar20 November 2020
Talk at Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online: Numbas for formative and summative online assessment. (recording, slides)Teaching and Learning Mathematics Online3 June 2020
Introduction to Numbas workshop. (recording)Online1 April 2020
Introduction to Numbas workshop.Edinburgh Napier University9 January 2020


“Creating flexible and accessible mathematics teaching resources”, Chris Graham, The Art of The Possible Education Strategy SeriesNewcastle University2 July 2019
Introduction to Numbas workshop.Newcastle University18 June 2019
Introduction to Numbas workshop.Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, The University of Sheffield 3 June 2019
Maths DigiTeach: Digital Teaching Tools in Mathematics in Higher Education meeting. Introductory and advanced Numbas workshops.Cork Institute of Technology14 May 2019


E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences conference 2018.Newcastle University28 August 2018
Variety in Chemistry Education / Physics Higher Education Conference (VICEPHEC) keynote “Applications of mathematical e-assessment to support learning and teaching”University of Sheffield24 August 2018
Introduction to Numbas workshop.Sheffield Hallam University26 June 2018
Introduction to Numbas workshop.University of Huddersfield21 June 2018
Introduction to Numbas workshop.Durham University18 June 2018
Enhancing a one-to-one maths support service with online formative tests. Talk by Chris Graham at 10th Annual Scottish Maths Support Network Meeting. (slides)Robert Gordon University01 June 2018
Computer Aided Assessment in Mathematics. Workshop.University of Agder, Kristiansand Campus11 April 2018
Introduction to Numbas workshop.University College, Dublin12 January 2018


EduBites Learning Excellence Series – Maths Bites (internal workshop).Newcastle University08 November 2017
A brief Numbas introduction / update. MatRIC Annual Conference.Gardermoen, Oslo, Norway11 October 2017
Introduction to Numbas. Sigma workshop hosted by the University of Bath’s Mathematics Resource Centre.(slides)Bath University31 August 2017
Enhancing mathematics support with formative tests and an intelligent session management tool.
Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions, a conference of the IMA, CETL-MSOR and Teaching Mathematics and its Applications.
Birmingham, UK11 July 2017
Assessment Tomorrow / MathSpeak 2017. Presentation of Numbas and the maths e-assessment experience (slides)Edinburgh, UK26 January 2017
OpenDreamKit Computational Mathematics with Jupyter workshop. Demonstration of Numbas (slides)ICMS, Edinburgh University18 January 2017
Durham Blackboard Users Conference 2017. Talk by Christian Lawson-Perfect and Chris Graham: Supporting Transition to University with Numbas outside the Maths Department.Durham University06 January 2017


MatRIC’s third annual conference. Talk by Christian Lawson-Perfect.Gardermoen, Oslo, Norway19 October 2016
E-Assessment in Mathematical Sciences conference 2016. Keynote by Christian Lawson-Perfect.Newcastle University13 September 2016
Two-hour training workshop as part of Sigma North East and Yorkshire Hub meeting.Newcastle University30 June 2016
Training and consultation at University of PretoriaPretoria, South Africa21 June 2016
Numbas workshop at Newcastle UniversityNewcastle University09 June 2016
Presentation at Sigma NE Hub event.Newcastle University08 June 2016
MATRIC/UK Joint Colloquium on Computer Aided Assessment. (slides)Newcastle University26 April 2016
Talk, “Adaptive marking in Numbas”, at The e-Assessment Question 2016. (slides)London, UK16 March 2016
Talk, “Computer Aided Mathematical Learning” at the 2016 Newcastle University Learning and Teaching ConferenceNewcastle University14 March 2016


Presentation of summer intern project on creating economics resources, CETL-MSOR 2015.University of Greenwhich09 September 2015
Two day-long Numbas workshops supported by sigma networkLoughborough University06 July 2015
Demo at International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference (slides)Zeist, Netherlands22 June 2015
Talk at IMA International Conference on Barriers and Enablers to Learning Maths: Enhancing Learning and Teaching for All LearnersUniversity of Glasgow12 June 2015
Invited keynote and workshop at Computer aided assessment in mathematics colloquiumHøgskolen i Bergen01 June 2015
Invited presentation, “E-learning and assessment systems for mathematical sciences”, at the British Society of Animal Science Annual Conference.University of Chester14 April 2015


Talk at meeting “Innovative mathematics e-assessment in STEM” (slides)Leeds University16 September 2014
Presentation of NumbasUniversity of East London03 July 2014
Seminar and workshop: E-assessment in Mathematics: Easing the WorkloadCork Institute of Technology12 May 2014
Talk at E-Assessment in the Mathematical Sciences: Finding the Formula for Success. (slides)Middlesex University London09 April 2014


Presentation at IOP-sponsored event Promoting learning through technologyEdinburgh University23 October 2013
Presentation at CETL-MSOR 2013Coventry University10 September 2013
Workshop at e-Assessment ScotlandUniversity of Dundee23 August 2013
Day-long workshop “Building online maths assessments using NumbasUniversity of York04 July 2013
Seminar “Computer Assisted Assessment of Mathematics”University of Birmingham10 May 2013
Presentation “Releasing the power of the web. A completely client-side approach to e-learning and e-assessment in numerate disciplinesTransforming Assessment webinar03 April 2013


e-Assessment Association regional eventLancaster University16 October 2012
“Embedding e-assessment in the curriculum” HE STEM e-assessment project workshopUniversity of Leicester24 May 2012


Presentation at CETL-MSOR 2011Coventry University05 September 2011
Presentation at e-Assessment ScotlandUniversity of Dundee28 August 2011
PresentationLeeds University20 April 2011
Presentation at Sigma North West and North Wales maths support hub launchManchester Metropolitan University14 April 2011
Presentation at “Examples of e-assessment systems and future developments.”, for HESTEM Project: E-assessment in Maths and StatsUniversity of Nottingham22 February 2011
Presentation, “Formative eAssessment”, Learning & Teaching Development Service eventNewcastle University18 February 2011