Category Archives: Collaboration

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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Google Keep – Note Taking Application

Google Keep is an on-the-go note taking application. It allows you to capture information in a variety of ways, including through audio, photographs, note taking and making lists. You can also set up location based reminders, time reminders and share … 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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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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