• Engaging learners with Blackboard Collaborate

    Engaging learners with Blackboard Collaborate

    How the Inclusion Team is using our web conferencing platform to engage students, enhance communication and improve outcomes. Anne McLoughlin is  the leader of Edge Hill’s dyslexia programme.  The programme is a blended course – mostly online – delivered via our Blackboard VLE and the Collaborate web conferencing system, with some face to face conference days. […]

  • Collaborating all over the world

    Collaborating all over the world

    Using Blackboard Collaborate to support students based outside the UK Pam Nicol has a number of roles at the University – this posting involves her work on the Masters in International Higher Education. Pam has been using Collaborate since it was introduced to the MIHE team about four years ago, and previously to that used […]

  • What Equipment do I Need to Collaborate?

    Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time web conferencing and online learning tool that can be used to support teaching and learning and other collaborative projects, and is generating a great deal of interest within Faculties and Departments at Edge Hill University. There has been a major increase in its use for taught sessions, meetings and student […]

  • Are you sitting comfortably? Start your dissertation the easy way!

    Are you getting ready to start your dissertation? Here is an opportunity to learn some new skills in a place that suits you! Not finding the results you require when searching online, on the library catalogue or journal databases? Then you need to attend the live webinar to gain some new skills which will improve […]

  • A Tidal Wave of Discussion …

    A Tidal Wave of Discussion …

    How active discussion produced outstanding* results. By David Callaghan Online discussion forums are widely-used in online and blended courses at Edge Hill and increasingly course teams have been exploiting the benefits of these asynchronous online communication tools to support their face-to-face students’ learning. When used effectively, discussion forums have been found to support reflection, deep thinking, […]

  • LTD eShare Guide Recap (July-August)

    Hey there folks, Mark here with your recap of all the latest LTD guide updates. Starting from August these feature posts will appear once a month to highlight any LTD guide updates added to eShare over the past 4 weeks! Well, just to skim the surface and name a few this month, we welcomed the addition of the […]

  • Learning Edge Upgrade Webinar: “Play it again, Sam”

    We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Blackboard VLE Summer Upgrade webinar yesterday. We hope it met your expectations and that you came away with a better understanding of the new Blackboard tools at your disposal, as well as the benefits you can gain from the feature improvements. As […]

  • A collaborative experience that engages everyone, every time, everywhere

    It is now possible to engage with your students wherever they are. Keep them engaged offering them collaborative and interactive activities and a learning experience. This can be done all through the new platform Blackboard Collaborate. It allows you to create virtual classrooms to deliver presentations, show videos, show websites, communicate synchronously in real time, […]

  • Emerging Technologies Session: Using Audio and Video in Teaching and Learning

    The next session in the Emerging Technologies staff development series will be an overview of using audio and video with your students. It will run on Wednesday 7th December between 1 and 2pm and you can book on the staff development pages. We’ll look at six possible uses of audio and video: Online sessions Recording […]