• Getting Creative with Ultra Document Pages

    Document pages are a great new feature of Blackboard Ultra that act like web pages within your course content.  You can add a range of elements to your page such as text, images, videos from the web, hyperlinks and attach files. We have seen lots of good uses of Document pages with our early adopters […]

  • Creating Collections in LinkedIn Learning

    Have you ever been exploring a topic in LinkedIn Learning and wanted to create a playlist for your own use or to share? LinkedIn Learning offers a Collections feature for this purpose. Here’s a Collection that I’ve created and made available to Edge Hill University users.

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

    The countdown has started! Join us and take part in this year’s GAAD event, through Anthology Ally’s ‘Fix Your Content Day’. A 24-hour global competition to create more inclusive digital learning content.  

  • Digital Student Internship 2023

    Are you Edge Hill’s Next Top Intern? Applications are now open for the Digital Student Internship 2023. This will be the third year of running the internship and we are thrilled to announce we have 20 student intern positions available to work alongside the Learning Technology team over the summer. We spoke to two of […]

  • WE ARE HIRING – Digital Student Internship

    Applications for the Digital Student Internship are now open! If you have an interest in technology, want to improve your employability skills and learn about new digital tools then we want to hear from you.

  • EXCITING OPPORTUNITY – Digital Student Internship 2023

    We are thrilled to announce our Digital Student Internship is back for 2023! If you have an interest in technology, want to improve your employability skills and learn about new digital tools then we want to hear from you. The Learning Technology Development team are running a 10 week digital student internship over the summer. […]

  • A Process for Assignments that Require Submission of a Recorded Presentation

    Some assignments require students to submit a recording of a presentation, either as a video file or a PowerPoint file that contains audio. The 100MB file size limit in Turnitin occasionally causes problems for students during submission of this type of assignment. Therefore we have documented a process that uses Blackboard’s Assignment tool for submission. […]


    Last year we employed 19 Student Interns to support the transition from Blackboard Original to Ultra with some great results.   One area where this worked particularly well was The Language Centre. Lucy McNally (Foreign Language Programme Coordinator and Language Tutor) did an excellent job of hosting one of our Interns Michelle Hopwood. Lucy completed a […]

  • Top 5 Tips for Online Assessments – Turnitin

    Turnitin is an online tool which your department might ask you to use, to submit your assignments. Turnitin has features for online submission, online marking and feedback, and for helping lecturers check that the assignment is original. Your lecturers should teach you about proper referencing and avoiding plagiarism. #1. How to login to Turnitin You […]

  • Encourage Student Engagement with Key Texts: Join the Talis Elevate Pilot

    Talis Elevate is a tool for collaboratively annotating learning resources, including PDF documents, images and videos. It can be used within Blackboard Ultra course areas. Elevate has been used for a range of purposes, including encouraging close reading, promoting active reading, recording and analysing student interaction with resources, and for activities that feed into class […]