• Getting Started Using ‘Generative AI’ Tools

    With the growth in awareness and use of ‘Generative AI’ tools, there are a lot of things that Universities need to do and consider. One of the things we want to do is to help academic staff improve their understanding of these tools so they can talk more confidently to students about them. To help […]

  • LinkedIn Learning: Using Skill Evaluations and Skill Assessments to Develop Your Understanding

    If you use the video courses on LinkedIn Learning you may be interested in Skill Evaluations. These are self-evaluations of your knowledge. Links to Skill Evaluations can be found at the top of LinkedIn Learning’s search results pages. After completion you are given suggestions of courses suitable for your skill levels. LinkedIn also has Skill […]

  • Introducing the New Search Tool in Blackboard Learn Ultra

    Do your students ever struggle to find items in Blackboard? The new Search feature may help them and it will be available in Ultra courses by Friday the 7th of April. The tool can help students to search for the titles of Folders, Document pages, files, and Tests. Over the next few months, Blackboard plan […]

  • Creating Collections in LinkedIn Learning

    Have you ever been exploring a topic in LinkedIn Learning and wanted to create a playlist for your own use or to share? LinkedIn Learning offers a Collections feature for this purpose. Here’s a Collection that I’ve created and made available to Edge Hill University users.

  • A Process for Assignments that Require Submission of a Recorded Presentation

    Some assignments require students to submit a recording of a presentation, either as a video file or a PowerPoint file that contains audio. The 100MB file size limit in Turnitin occasionally causes problems for students during submission of this type of assignment. Therefore we have documented a process that uses Blackboard’s Assignment tool for submission. […]

  • Encourage Student Engagement with Key Texts: Join the Talis Elevate Pilot

    Talis Elevate is a tool for collaboratively annotating learning resources, including PDF documents, images and videos. It can be used within Blackboard Ultra course areas. Elevate has been used for a range of purposes, including encouraging close reading, promoting active reading, recording and analysing student interaction with resources, and for activities that feed into class […]

  • Five Updates that Improve Blackboard Collaborate for You

    Blackboard Collaborate has seen a lot of updates over the past year. Here are five improvements you might be interested in. 1. Breakout Rooms can be populated using Blackboard groups Many of us have wanted to set up groups before a session starts and now you can. Create group sets in Blackboard at any time […]

  • How can YOU use LinkedIn Learning?

    All staff and students at Edge Hill University have access to LinkedIn Learning. It is a library of training courses that you can use to help you develop business, technology, and creative skills. How can I get started? There is a LinkedIn Learning page on the Edge Hill University website containing videos that will show […]

  • Six Things You Can Do with Box of Broadcasts and TRILT

    Edge Hill University provides staff and students with access to the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) on demand TV and Radio broadcast service, and The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT). Here are six things you can do with these services. One: Access Old Recordings from the BBC’s Digital Archive The BBC is […]

  • Accessing LinkedIn Learning

    We are excited to announce that the LinkedIn Learning video course library is now available to all students and staff. The courses on LinkedIn Learning cover many things, including using a wide range of software, and personal development skills like leadership and communication. An easy way to get an account set up is to go […]