• Five Updates that Improve Blackboard Collaborate for You

    Blackboard Collaborate has seen a lot of updates over the past year. Here are five improvements you might be interested in. 1. Breakout Rooms can be populated using Blackboard groups Many of us have wanted to set up groups before a session starts and now you can. Create group sets in Blackboard at any time…

  • Are you ready for Blackboard Ultra Course View!

    Following the 2019 upgrade to ‘Ultra Base Navigation’ within our Blackboard environment, the institution has decided to move forwards with the transition of courses to Blackboard Ultra Course View.  It has been decided that there will be a phased approach and a number of modules, that have been identified as ‘Early Adopters’, will move to…

  • 19th May – Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

    To mark GAAD, ‘Anthology and Blackboard’ is hosting a 24-hour global event called… Along with other institutions Edge Hill University is excited to be taking part, following our success in the event last year, Edge Hill University was placed 3rd in Europe for the most fixes. The event is focused on making accessible and inclusive…

  • How can YOU use LinkedIn Learning?

    All staff and students at Edge Hill University have access to LinkedIn Learning. It is a library of training courses that you can use to help you develop business, technology, and creative skills. How can I get started? There is a LinkedIn Learning page on the Edge Hill University website containing videos that will show…

  • Caption.Ed – What Students are Saying!

    Here at Edge Hill University, Learning Services offer students their own Caption.Ed account. Caption.Ed is a real-time and pre-recorded captioning tool that can be used to caption live taught sessions or recordings they produce and save to their computer. Automatic captions can offer students a means to engage with academic content, the resulting editable captions…

  • Six Things You Can Do with Box of Broadcasts and TRILT

    Edge Hill University provides staff and students with access to the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) on demand TV and Radio broadcast service, and The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT). Here are six things you can do with these services. One: Access Old Recordings from the BBC’s Digital Archive The BBC is…

  • Top 5 Reasons for using Groups within Blackboard

    The group tool in Blackboard has been around for a while but did you know it can be used for more than just giving students access to group tools? Groups can also help you control access to content items and make lots of admin tasks so much quicker too! Below we have picked out the…

  • Caption.Ed for Online Learning!

    Caption.Ed is a real-time automatic captioning tool for live online events, recorded media and operates cross-platforms. Caption.Ed works on your desktop (Windows and Mac) and in your browser. Why do I need Caption.Ed? Captions are useful for everyone, to aid understanding, help you retain focus and might help if you’re accessing video content in noisy…

  • Week 9 Blog

    It really does not feel like it’s been 9 weeks of this internship. It pains me to say, in 4 more weeks this internship will be over. However, I always try to look at the positive side of things, when this internship is over I will have made a massive positive impact on the module…

  • Microsoft Educator

    What is it?  Microsoft Innovative Educator is a free service Microsoft offer which offers educators, or even those interested in using technology, certifications to prove they have bettered their learning.  The Microsoft Educator Center offers access to many courses that let you earn professional development credit in the comfort of your home and your own time. Whether you…