• Tab-tastic! Blackboard now has staff specific resources!

    We’ve received many suggestions from both students and staff over the years in relation to the development of Blackboard and its customisation. Since the University acquired the Community Engagement component for Blackboard in 2013 we have been able to tailor the online experience for all different users across the institution. Since the summer you will have noticed […]

  • Technology Supported Learning – Advanced Grade Marking and Grade Centre use

    Clinical Education, now housed within the Faculty of Health and Social Care, re-won a tender in March 2015 to deliver the Postgraduate Certificate in Workplace-Based Postgraduate Medical Education from September 2015.  With this came an overhaul of the way that the marking and grades were managed within Learning Edge and as a result a more […]

  • Qwickly Attendance: Call for Early Adopters

    It was only a few months back when we introduced the new update for Qwickly Attendance (online Register System) to our 2016 Learning Edge Summer Upgrade. Many of you attended the staff development sessions we delivered back in August and the feedback we’ve received about the new features has been superb . Though many of you […]

  • Technology Supported Learning – MaST Programme Embedding Technology

    Technology Supported Learning – MaST Programme Embedding Technology

    Mark Wilcock (Learning Technology Development Officer) has, over the last few years, been working with the Faculty of Education’s MaST Team, providing support and guidance with the introduction of a number of key technologies including: iSpring (a rapid learning authoring toolkit for developing professional e-learning courses in Powerpoint. Blackboard Collaborate (browser-based web conferencing solution). Panopto […]

  • Blackboard Upgrade: Summer 2016

    This summer, Blackboard will be upgraded to a new and much improved release. The upgrade will take place from Sunday 17th July 2016 (7.30pm) until Monday 18th July (3.30pm). During this time, please note that the VLE will be unavailable. A number of exciting interface changes will be added to Blackboard Learn, Qwickly Attendance and […]

  • Technology Supported Learning – Submission Possible with SafeAssign

    Technology Supported Learning – Submission Possible with SafeAssign

    Last year the Professional Education Team started to explore current options for electronic submission at Edge Hill University.   Mark Sutcliffe (Senior Lecturer in Professional Education) shares his experience of SafeAssign, part of the Blackboard Assignment Submission offer, in support of the challenges faced by students with academic writing. “Prior to using SafeAssign I had known […]

  • Digital Productivity for Health & Social Care Staff

    This month the Faculty of Health & Social Care (FoHSC) – with the added support of their Senior SOLSTICE Fellow (Laura Taylor) – introduced a brand new resource to provide its staff with the latest in e-learning tools and resources to help deliver ‘technology enhanced learning’ to its students. The Digital Productivity Lab is a quiet work […]

  • Technology Supported Learning – Using Student Journals to Understand the Student Experience

    Technology Supported Learning – Using Student Journals to Understand the Student Experience

    The Journals tool in Blackboard is a private space where students can post opinions, ideas and concerns. This case study, shared by Maria McCann (Widening Participation Manager), describes how the Journals tool was used within a research project, to understand the living, learning and emotional journeys of around 100 new students’ in their first term […]

  • Introducing Qwickly Attendance: A Whole New Way to Create and Manage Online Registers

    We know that online attendance management for Blackboard Learn has been on your radar recently. We’re very happy to announce this week a new reliable, secure and efficient online attendance platform that ticks the box (literally). Let me introduce, ‘Qwickly Attendance’.  Qwickly will enable all staff to easily record/track (and grade – optional) student attendance in […]

  • 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 […]