Blackboard Ally is being rolled out January 2019
To support our commitment to a more inclusive campus, we’re introducing a new tool called Ally! What is Blackboard Ally Ally helps your students get the most from their course resources, and help you make your Blackboard space inclusive for all. Blackboard Ally automatically converts course resources into a variety of formats, from HTML and […]
Marking with Marky Mark – Managing the marking period stress free
Yes, it’s that time of year again… Exams are in full flow, the academic year is beginning to come to a close (for students perhaps!) and that means one thing… marking! It can be a stressful time for tutors with the (virtual) mountains of papers requiring a critical eye cast over them, for this reason […]
Time for Students to Lead Online?
Staff, and students alike have deliberated long and hard over when, where, and how they can work more collaboratively, either in taught sessions, while engaging in a group activity, or during activities that require distance participation. Look no further, Learning Services has the right solution for you, in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool. There is greater emphasis […]
Have you used the Inclusive Digital Practices Toolkit?
Learning Services have created the toolkit to support academic staff in the creation of accessible Digital Content. The toolkit includes quick tips, a checklist, user guides and some video case studies that showcase how teaching staff are using Digital Technology to support their students. We are submitting the toolkit for the Blackboard Catalyst Award for […]
Turnitin Feedback Studio: Ready for marking
As we are swiftly heading on through this semester and towards end of term assessments we thought it would be helpful to once again highlight marking through Turnitin. Turnitin recently released Feedback Studio; an updated and revamped way of marking papers with some nifty new features such as page navigation and Grading/Similarity layers. Access to […]
Blackboard Student Mobile App
The summer brought a number of changes to the learning technologies used in the University and one in particular I wanted to highlight here is the new Blackboard Student Mobile App available for iOS, Android and Windows mobiles and tablets. It is radically different to the previous app (Mobile Learn) having had a complete redesign. […]
New Upgrade for Qwickly Attendance Introduces Split Registers and Much More…
We’re pleased to announce that Qwickly Attendance for Blackboard will receive a fairly big update on Wednesday 18th January. The update is better known as version 3.6 and is jam packed with some really exciting new features which we think you’ll like a lot. Here is an exhaustive list of things that have been included. Register […]
Keep Calm and Submit this Christmas
Christmas comes around quick doesn’t it!? One minute you’re moving in to halls for the term, the next you’re back off for a fortnight! It’s hard work being a student but before you pack your Christmas hat, PlayStation 4 and elf onesie don’t forget your end of term submissions! During December our team of Student Advisors will be available, […]