Time for Students to Lead Online?
Staff, and students alike have deliberated long and hard over when, where, and how they can work more collaboratively, either in taught sessions, while engaging in a group activity, or during activities that require distance participation. Look no further, Learning Services has the right solution for you, in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra tool. There is greater emphasis […]
Technology Supported Learning – Submission Possible with SafeAssign
Last year the Professional Education Team started to explore current options for electronic submission at Edge Hill University. Mark Sutcliffe (Senior Lecturer in Professional Education) shares his experience of SafeAssign, part of the Blackboard Assignment Submission offer, in support of the challenges faced by students with academic writing. “Prior to using SafeAssign I had known […]
Technology Supported Learning – Using Student Journals to Understand the Student Experience
The Journals tool in Blackboard is a private space where students can post opinions, ideas and concerns. This case study, shared by Maria McCann (Widening Participation Manager), describes how the Journals tool was used within a research project, to understand the living, learning and emotional journeys of around 100 new students’ in their first term […]
Blackboard Collaborate Video Case Study 3 of 3
Third and final case study in the series (part 1 and part 2) Caroline Galon, Graduate Teaching Assistant, in Performing Arts, explains the importance of mastering any new technology and how Blackboard Collaborate provides her with the most stable and reliable platform from which to conduct her research interviews. Caroline tell us how crucial it […]
Blackboard Collaborate Case Study 2 of 3
Lesley Briscoe, Senior Lecturer on the International Midwifery Programme. Lesley explains in this the second in a series of three video case studies (click to view the first in the series), the challenges of delivering a programme aimed at both conventional students and those accessing the programme online and from overseas. She goes on to mention the […]
Blackboard Collaborate – Video Case Study 1 of 3
David Callaghan is a Learning Technologist and an Associate Tutor for the Faculty of Education on the Undergraduate Professional Development Programme, a blended course – delivered mostly online – via our Blackboard VLE and the Collaborate web conferencing system, with some face to face conference days. So, he can also practice what he preaches. Collaborate is […]
Ever wanted to flip your classroom, teach students across the world or just sort out a space for your own learning?
During April, through the Digital Practitioner strand of the Developing Digital Excellence staff development programme, Learning Technology Development (LTD) are offing a range of sessions which can show you how. For full session descriptions and to book on a session, click on the appropriate title Flipping Content – Learn how to make Screen and Pod […]
What Does Your Blackboard Course Look Like to Students?
Academics sometimes want to check what students can see and do within their Blackboard Courses. One way to see a student view is to select the ‘Enter Student Preview’ button at the top right of the screen. An alternative is to set up a student account for long term use. This can be done using […]
Facts and Figures about Mobile Technology
Over the last 40 years, mobile technology developments have changed the way we engage with content, communicate, collaborate and learn. Device ownership has reached a critical mass globally, with CISCO (2013) reporting that by the end of this year there will be more mobile-connected devices than there are people on earth! In the UK, 61% […]