• Podcasting with Campus Pack

    It is now possible to create podcasts within Learning Edge using the Campus Pack podcast tool. So exactly what is a podcast? A podcast is a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of files (either audio or video) subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication (RSS Feeds) Podcasting lets you automatically receive…

  • Blackboard 9.1 Journal Tool – Reflections in Writing.

    JOURNAL Communication – Blackboard 9.1 offers new opportunities for using social communication tools including Journals, blogs and wikis.  The main difference between a blog and a journal is that blogs tend to be used for group debate and to comment, and the Journal tool for individual reflection.  Journals offer a personal writing space for self-reflection…

  • Creating Accessible Content

    Creating accessible content is an important aspect to consider when putting content in Learning Edge. It is important to make sure information is easily available to everybody. By using a simple tool from the Web to create content and using this in Learning Edge it can transform your course pages. The tool can be found…

  • LTD’s Good Practice Guides

    Over 30 years of combined experience working with academic and administrative staff have been distilled into the many Learning Technology guides and other resources that now reside in the Learning Services Wiki.  These guides are aimed at saving you time and enhancing the student experience – ensuring a consistent quality and making your courses more…

  • What’s on your Learning Edge wish list? Extending the functionality of Blackboard with Building Blocks

    There are a vast number of tools and features available in Blackboard, but I’m sure you will agree, there are some things you can’t do, at least not yet! The great thing though about Blackboard is that through Building Blocks we can build more functionality into the system. Perhaps you would like new features which help…

  • What technologies did you get for Christmas?

    Many of you lucky folks will have been fortunate enough to have received amazing new personal technologies or tools this Christmas and we’d love to hear about what you’ve got and how you’re using them in your studies, or for your teaching. You can use the comments box below to tell us all about how…

  • 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…

  • Taking the online survey to the student.

    How FM and LTD used tablet technologies for a student survey. In December Facilities Management wanted to know more about how students were using the HUB, and more specifically, the food services within the new building. They were considering how they could take a survey to the students, to encourage engagement, and maximise responses. Danielle…

  • You’ve got to be in it to win it …

    Our fourth Students eLearning Survey has only been open for a week and we’ve already had 180 responses – thank you to everyone who has completed it so far! As you know we are giving away one of our Learning Services USB wristbands for every 20th response so this means we have given 9 away…

  • 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…