• Students – keep telling us what you think!

    There is still time to win one of our prizes (£50 Amazon vouchers, 2 x £25 Amazon vouchers or a 1GB USB wristband) by completing the fourth Students eLearning Survey. We have now had 327 responses to our survey so a big thank you to all those who have completed it so far, but we […]

  • Learning Edge Upgrade: System Unavailable – 19th-21st December

    Learning Edge (Blackboard 9.1) will be unavailable from 21:30 pm on Monday 19th December to 12:00 pm (midday) on Wednesday 21st December whilst the system is upgraded. This work will introduce several fixes to minor bugs and glitches and provide you with a more stable, reliable and feature rich system. For more information about the […]

  • Students – win £50 Amazon vouchers!

    Believe it or not the time has come again for us to launch our annual students’ e-Learning survey! This is the fourth year we’ve ran this survey and it’s great that we’re able to build up a picture of our students’ experiences and expectations of technology and see trends emerging over the years. The survey […]

  • Mobile Matters

    Are you using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app yet? The mobile app for Learning Edge (Blackboard 9.1) has been available for a good few weeks now, so we thought it would be a good time to look at how much it’s being used. What we found makes fascinating reading! The last month alone saw 9,343 […]

  • Learning Edge goes mobile!

    We are pleased to announce some exciting news … Learning Edge (Blackboard 9.1) has an app! The Blackboard Mobile Learn app can be accessed by anyone with a smartphone or tablet device (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Blackberry, Android) for easy and convenient access to courses and collaboration and communication tools whilst on the go.  The app […]

  • The End Of The Beginning.

    “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” (Churchill, 1942) The hard work of Learning Technology Development and Faculty of Education teams begins to pay off this week as the end of the first phase of staff development workshops […]

  • Training and support

    As many staff will be aware, we’re in the process of moving over to ‘Learning Edge’ (Blackboard 9.1). Many of our academic teams have already received training on the new system as part of the ‘systems migration’ and we are arranging additional sessions in consultation with each faculty….contact your faculty champions for more details of […]

  • Making things happen: behind the scenes (part 2)

    In our last post we focused on the Learning Services team and their roles in the technical development and staff training for Blackboard 9.1. This time, we thought we’d introduce the colleagues who work with our Learning Technologists, David Callaghan and Adrian Cain: Kevin English (Assistant Registrar, Data Management & User Support Team, Academic Registry), […]

  • Journey to 9.1 … the first milestone and a big Thank You

    The week leading up to the end of the last semester saw us achieve a big milestone in the move from our current version of Blackboard to the latest version (Blackboard Learn 9.1). Colleagues from each Faculty, IT Services, Academic Registry, Learning Services and Teaching and Learning Development came together to work with Blackboard Consulting to […]

  • Introduction to Blackboard 9.1

    Learning Technology Development are working closely with Faculties to introduce staff to the new features and functionality of Blackboard 9.1. A recorded version of of the Introduction to 9.1 Presentation currently being offered to Faculty Champions and Faculty of Education Teams is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmeq1BlIs1I. The video is about 6 minutes long and gives a brief […]