• Learn to produce a screencast ….. or find out how to support, tutor and teach your students online

    During July, through the Digital Practitioner strand of the Developing Digital Excellence staff development programme, Learning Technology Development (LTD) are offering a range of sessions which can show you how to achieve all this and more! For full session descriptions and to book on a session, click on the appropriate title below: Quick and Easy Screencasting Tuesday 30 June 2015 […]

  • Linked Out…

    Have you ever come across a broken link to an external website? Annoying isn’t it? Especially if the content you want to access has moved to a different location, requiring you to start searching all over again. Fortunately in Blackboard this is now a thing of the past! As a tutor you can check the validity of […]

  • Blackboard 9.1 summer upgrade 2015

    The 2015 Blackboard upgrade will commence from 7:30 pm, 12th July (Sunday) to 7:30 am, 13th July (Monday). Blackboard will be unavailable during this period. This upgrade will provide the annual updates to back-end functionality and security and ensure an even better stability of the system and its components. Blackboard will be available from 13th […]

  • LTD on Location – English and History

    Recently, I popped into the Department of English and History to discuss the upcoming academic year (Yes! we really do start that early!) and as a result of a brief conversation about what the department needs from Learning Technology, we came up with a great idea for me to be based in the department for […]

  • More peer review = More feedback. What’s not to love?

    A SOLSTICE discussion and webinar with Sarah Honeychurch and Gill Ferrell this Friday at 12pm. “Peer review is an important alternative to teacher feedback, as research indicates that both the production and the receipt of feedback reviews can enhance students’ learning without necessarily increasing teacher workload.” (Nicol, 2013:103). A wealth of literature supports Nicol’s assertion: Zingaro […]