• Expired Passwords Need Your Attention

    We’ve established an excellent record of Learning Edge Blackboard 9.1 availability (achieving 99.95% uptime last year) and we take your need to access the system very seriously. So, on Monday, having noted a higher volume of calls to the helpdesk and tweets from some of you saying that you’d been having trouble accessing Blackboard we […]

  • Facts and Figures about Mobile Technology

    Over the last 40 years, mobile technology developments have changed the way we engage with content, communicate, collaborate and learn. Device ownership has reached a critical mass globally, with CISCO (2013) reporting that by the end of this year there will be more mobile-connected devices than there are people on earth! In the UK, 61% […]

  • Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards…Journals for reflection

    Reflection in UG and PG programmes has become a very important element of assessment and one that is often regared as a key skill in teaching and learning by leading educational theorists (Schon, Kolb, Brookfield etc.) With this in mind, I thought that a short blog on one of the commonly overlooked tools in Blackboard was […]

  • iOS SOS: mobile users need your help!

    As more of our students are using devices such as iPads and iPhones – which do not have Microsoft packages installed – we need to change the way we save items in eShare so that students can view them whichever device they are using.  PDF is the way forward! There’s a simple solution – save […]

  • Developing Digital Excellence programme

              Opportunities in November to find out more about using technology within your teaching and learning and research.   Learning Services teams are delivering a range of sessions within our Developing Digital Excellence programme. Our Learning Technology Development team have developed a number of specific sessions around using some of the key […]

  • A Tidal Wave of Discussion …

    A Tidal Wave of Discussion …

    How active discussion produced outstanding* results. By David Callaghan Online discussion forums are widely-used in online and blended courses at Edge Hill and increasingly course teams have been exploiting the benefits of these asynchronous online communication tools to support their face-to-face students’ learning. When used effectively, discussion forums have been found to support reflection, deep thinking, […]