• Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

    GAAD 2024 celebrations take place Thursday 16th May and is all about making the digital world more inclusive for everyone, including those with disabilities. When it comes to learning, accessible content is crucial to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to succeed. Implementing accessibility features such as transcripts, alt text, and compatibility with assistive…

  • Join Our Digital Student Internship: Boost Your Employability this Summer!

    Are you an Edge Hill student looking for a summer opportunity to enhance your employability while earning money and working as part of a team? Look no further than our Digital Student Internship! Starting June 10th, 2024, this 10-week paid program offers three positions, with two interns per role, fostering potential teamwork across positions. You’ll…

  • Padlets Latest Features – My Top 6 Favourites

    Many of us are integrating Padlet into our teaching, learning, and team collaboration. Signing up for a free account grants you access to three Padlet boards initially. Once you’ve used these, if you are a staff member, we can add you to our institutional license, providing you with endless boards! Don’t forget you can embed…

  • Digital Internship with a Difference

    Over the last three years we have been on an exciting journey of employing student Interns to work alongside academics and colleagues from across the University to evaluate and update course areas within Blackboard Ultra.  We have always placed a strong emphasis on training and development as improving student graduate attributes is at the heart…

  • Dialling Down The Volume: Change to Blackboard Notifications

    On 1 March 2024, we will make a change in Blackboard whereby notifications for new content being added to a course will be disabled as a default for student users, with the option for students to be able to opt-in if they wish to continue receiving notifications for content.

  • Student Digital Experience Survey

    Have you got what it takes to complete the Student Digital Experience Survey and take home the trophy? If you take on the challenge and help shape the digital future of Edge Hill University, you could be in with a chance of winning the jackpot prize – a £200 voucher of your choice. The sooner…

  • Staff Digital Experience Survey

    Over the past couple of years the pandemic brought challenges which required us to think differently about digital education and technology. Since then, experiences, confidence and expectations of digital education have changed for both staff and students. In collaboration with CLT and our Senior Solstice Fellows, we’re looking to gain insight into the support, guidance,…

  • Submitting Video Assessments in Panopto

    Has your tutor set up a Blackboard Assignment dropbox to allow you to submit a video for Assessment? You don’t need to be a technical whiz to do this just follow the below instructions! Firstly, we always recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox when using Panopto. Pre-recording/Uploading your video using Panopto on a desktop device.…

  • Top 5 Features of Blackboard Ultra

    This year the Learning Technology Team took on 20 digital student interns to work with us throughout the summer to help with the transition from Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra. We asked one of our digital student interns, Alice Carter, to tell us her top features of Blackboard Ultra. Having experienced both Original and Ultra…

  • JISC Online Surveys V3 – Coming Soon 

    JISC Online Surveys is used at Edge Hill by many researchers and staff for both research and other data gathering purposes. A previous blog post in February of this year outlined a planned migration to a new version by JISC, and the steps that survey owners needed to take in preparation.   N.B. This blog has…