• National Interns Day

    Today, Thursday 27th July 2023, is National Interns Day and to celebrate we want to recognise all the achievements and hard work our digital interns have been doing while working with us over the summer. This is the third year we have ran the digital student internship and this year we were lucky enough to…

  • The Intern: An Unexpected Journey

    The last Thursday in July marks National Internship Day for many international students, and this year Edge Hill University has employed 20 digital interns to work alongside the Learning Technology Development team to support the move from Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra. One of our student interns, Michelle Hopwood, has given us her account of…

  • Getting Started Using ‘Generative AI’ Tools

    With the growth in awareness and use of ‘Generative AI’ tools, there are a lot of things that Universities need to do and consider. One of the things we want to do is to help academic staff improve their understanding of these tools so they can talk more confidently to students about them. To help…

  • LinkedIn Learning: Using Skill Evaluations and Skill Assessments to Develop Your Understanding

    If you use the video courses on LinkedIn Learning you may be interested in Skill Evaluations. These are self-evaluations of your knowledge. Links to Skill Evaluations can be found at the top of LinkedIn Learning’s search results pages. After completion you are given suggestions of courses suitable for your skill levels. LinkedIn also has Skill…

  • Introducing the New Search Tool in Blackboard Learn Ultra

    Do your students ever struggle to find items in Blackboard? The new Search feature may help them and it will be available in Ultra courses by Friday the 7th of April. The tool can help students to search for the titles of Folders, Document pages, files, and Tests. Over the next few months, Blackboard plan…

  • 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.