Author Archives: Chloe Benning

Meeting E-Learning Expectations in ACES Infographic

As you may have heard, over the last few months Laura McNally (current SBS AJP Intern) and I were involved in a project to support the introduction of the university’s Threshold Standards policy (approved October 2015). This involved reviewing all Blackboard module … Continue reading

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University Threshold Standards for E-Learning

There’s a new e-learning policy at SHU! Approved by academic board in October 2015, the university’s Threshold Standards for staff use of technology to support learning are now policy. Previously, these were the ‘minimum expectations’ which I have talked about in … Continue reading

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Scheduling a Blackboard Collaborate Session

As the winter approaches, and the prospect of snow increases your chances of not making it into university, you may be considering contingency plans! Enter Blackboard Collaborate. If you have not heard of Collaborate before, it is an online tool … Continue reading

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Scheduling an online meeting using Google Apps

This post explains the benefits of online meetings in higher education (embedded slideshare by Sue Beckingham), and takes you through how to schedule an online meeting using the Google Apps available to us at SHU. Using digital tools for online … Continue reading

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Accessing your SHU Google Account

As Google Apps become more popular for file storage and sharing, I thought a simple post on how to access your SHU Google Drive account may be useful. These accounts are linked to your SHU username, unlike the personal Google accounts some … Continue reading

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Review of ACES 2014/15 Blackboard sites

I am one of two TEL graduate interns who have been reviewing all Blackboard sites across the institution over the last 6 months. As the reviews for all 2014/15 ACES module sites are now complete, it seems I should explain … Continue reading

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ACES TEL Team at the faculty LTA Conference 2015

The ACES LTA Conference in September was a truly inspiring day for the faculty. It started off with a fascinating talk by the keynote, Colin Bryson, from Newcastle University. He spoke of the need to focus on transformative student experiences, with the primary focus on ‘students … Continue reading

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Google Apps Workshop at ACES LTA Conference 2015

Google Apps are increasingly being used in the higher education sector. The speed, storage, simplicity, and collaborative possibilities make it especially appealing for university teaching staff. What can you do with #GoogleApps in the classroom? Thanks lee! #edtech #tel #ltaconf15 … Continue reading

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