• Get your course & yourself ready for 2016

    Come to one of our face to face sessions this or next week to learn how to: Get your course area set up for 2016; Copy content from previous years; Make your course consistent and friendly for students; Setup dropboxes; .. and much more! The aim is to get your course meeting EHU’s required standards […]

  • Edge Hill ‘Raises the Bar’ on the VLE Baseline

    EHU have had a VLE baseline in place since 2008/9. Informed by advances in technology and student requests the baseline was reviewed, improved, and put out to the Faculties for consultation. In January a version reflecting Faculty feedback was presented to the Learning and Teaching Committee who endorsed the framework. During the process of consultation […]

  • Collaborate Ultra: Improved Features

    Look who’s talking …  On Saturday 20th February the web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will be updated to ensure all Learning Edge users have the latest feature updates and of course to squash those pesky bugs! Lets dig in to the top 3 improvements: 1) “See who is speaking …” Microphone icons now appear next to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Upgrade to our web conferencing tool

    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Next month LTD will be upgrading our web conferencing system Collaborate Ultra, a faster, easier, and more intuitive system that has been well received during stakeholder testing. Here’s a great introductory video from Blackboard that covers most of the features effectively: Our testers found the system to be very easy to get […]

  • A Great Alternative to Using the YouTube Mashup Tool

    I developed a great way of creating links to YouTube and similar sites that works well for desktop and mobile users. Just use a Web Link with a description. Here are the steps: Get the URL link for the video from YouTube. For example you could try it with our ‘Learning Edge Welcome Video‘ Go […]

  • 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 […]

  • BBC-featured History quiz engages students in HEA project

    BBC-featured History quiz engages students in HEA project

    Reflections on ‘What Kind of Historian are you?’ Quiz According to Mason Norton (Edge Hill University) and Dan Taylor (University of Roehampton), in history, there are four broad categories of historian: Empiricist Postmodernist ‘historian from below’ ‘top-down’ The categories emerged as part of the Developing Historical Thinking project run by Edge Hill and Roehampton, when […]

  • Collaborate ‘Rooms’

    … a 24/7 classroom and/or your own ‘Virtual Office’. The recent upgrade to our Collaborate web conferencing system has added a ‘Rooms’ feature – i.e., every course and every instructor now have their own Collaborate ‘Room’ that is open 24/7 – with all the rich features of a web conferencing system such as audio, web […]