Author Archives: Emily Cooper

Achievements tool

As part of the recent Blackboard upgrade, a new feature called Achievements will be made available. This tool allows staff to create digital badges that can be awarded to students, either manually or automatically according to a defined set of criteria, … Continue reading

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Blackboard upgrade – Changes to Blackboard Collaborate

After the upcoming Blackboard upgrade is complete, there will be improvements around using Blackboard Collaborate inside Blackboard sites. Currently, staff can only have a single session of Collaborate Ultra. After the upgrade, staff will be able to schedule different sessions in their … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the LTA conference

Last Tuesday, the ACES TEL Team were involved in a workshop that looked at Blackboard sites within the Media Arts and Communication department. Earlier in January, we began the Threshold Standards projects and reviewed 25% of all ACES module sites. Through … Continue reading

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Changes to the Print to Mark Service

In 2015, working with the Print Shop, the Assessment Journey Programme launched a Print to Mark service to support academic staff making the transition to online management of assessment by providing printed assignments for marking purposes, prior to electronic feedback … Continue reading

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Get into Lynda.com!

If you haven’t already discovered Lynda.com, you can sign up easily with your University account! Simply click on the Online IT training (Lynda) link, and sign in with your University details. Make the most of the videos for personal benefit, or signpost to your … Continue reading

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Refined business contingency process now in place to support assessment

Over the past few months, the Assessment Journey Programme team has been working with a number of key stakeholders across the University to define and test a business contingency process that will be implemented in the event of system downtime. … Continue reading

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Student Video Guides

Click on the YouTube playlist (below) to access a series of video guides created specifically to help your students with online assessment/ feedback. You can embed these within your Blackboard sites for easy access or simply provide a link to … Continue reading

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Solution to support the upload of media files is now available

A new solution has been integrated with Blackboard which will allow students and staff to upload media files (currently up to 2GB in size), such as video assignments and video/ audio feedback.

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