• Rubrics… So what are they anyway?

    Recently in the Learning Technology Department we’ve been taking lots of calls and emails from staff wanting to use Rubrics in their teaching and learning but specifically, marking. What are they? Rubrics could also be called Grading or Marking Criteria.  I’m sure many of you are used to the grid system used to mark students […]

  • Collaborate Ultra now available to all courses

    Earlier today we upgraded the University’s web-conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, to the new, user-friendly, ‘Ultra’ experience. All 2015 courses have a link from their main menu to the Collaborate system – users simply need to click on the Collaborate button on the left, then Join Room buttons to launch the web conferencing system: Blackboard’s Collaborate […]

  • Lecture capture … what’s in a name?

    That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. To paraphrase Juliet’s speech to Romeo, what matters is what something is, not what it is called. The term lecture capture is a case in point as it invokes a whole range of responses and assumptions. As Edge Hill are rolling out […]

  • Collaborate to be upgraded on Mon 16th November

    We’ve listened to your feedback and will be upgrading the university’s web-conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, to a new, user-friendly, ‘Ultra’ experience on Mon 16th November at 2 am. Improvement Highlights Online sessions can be accessed easily and quickly from within the browser; An intuitive and clutter-free interface; Your course room stays open 24/7 allowing independent student […]