• 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…

  • Microsoft Bookings

    Microsoft Bookings is a Microsoft 365 app that makes scheduling and managing appointments easy.  Microsoft Bookings can be accessed through your Microsoft 365 account. Launch the app chooser (top left-hand corner) and search for Bookings. Follow the prompts to set up your bookings calendar and it will sync with your Teams/Outlook calendar.  Some of the…

  • LinkedIn Learning

    As a mature student at Edge Hill University, I am among the few who are currently in education when the original and rather clunky version of LinkedIn launched.  The nature of my work at that time required little engagement and no requirement for me to interact with the platform, so I knew very little of…

  • Marking with Marky Mark – Managing the marking period stress free

    Yes, it’s that time of year again… Exams are in full flow, the academic year is beginning to come to a close (for students perhaps!) and that means one thing… marking! It can be a stressful time for tutors with the (virtual) mountains of papers requiring a critical eye cast over them, for this reason…

  • 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…

  • Turnitin Feedback Studio: Ready for marking

    As we are swiftly heading on through this semester and towards end of term assessments we thought it would be helpful to once again highlight marking through Turnitin. Turnitin recently released Feedback Studio; an updated and revamped way of marking papers with some nifty new features such as page navigation and Grading/Similarity layers. Access to…

  • Technology Supported Learning – Lecture Capture (Classic User)

    Technology Supported Learning – Lecture Capture (Classic User)

        Natalie Reynolds is a Senior Lecture in Secondary English. Natalie was introduced to lecture capture software (Panopto) during her own studies and immediately wanted to explore its potential on the programme she teachers here at Edge Hill University. Panopto software provides lecture capture, screen-casting, video streaming, and video content management solutions. The Panopto lecture…

  • Technology Supported Learning – Lecture Capture

    Technology Supported Learning – Lecture Capture

    “Presenting Performance and Practice” Kevin Henshaw is a Senior Lecture in Operating Department Practice, Kevin has been involved in a project piloting the use of Panopto software to record students performing presentations and clinical skill procedures for summative assessment. Panopto software provides lecture capture, screencasting, video streaming, and video content management solutions.  The  Panopto  lecture/media…

  • Technology Supported Learning – Using Student Journals to Understand the Student Experience

    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

    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…