• 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…

  • 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…

  • Blackboard 9.1 Academic Staff Development Launches in FAS

    Following on from recent work preparing the departmental administration teams to use Blackboard, we have now started working with the academic staff in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to prepare them for the upgrade. The process has begun with face-to-face sessions being delivered to each department with the aim of making sure everyone can…