Tag Archives: Minimum Expectations

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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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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Meeting the Minimum Expectations #5 Finishing Touches

This step relates to the finishing touches to your Blackboard module site, ensuring it is easy to use and navigate, and it’s content easily accessed! As the main purpose of SHU’s minimum expectations is to establish a consistent baseline online … Continue reading

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Meeting the Minimum Expectations #4 Bulking out your site

This stage is really bulking out your site with all the useful module information, materials and resources that will benefit the students enrolled! Whilst staff are obviously free to provide whatever information they wish, and in whatever pedagogic style they … Continue reading

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Meeting the Minimum Expectations #3 Primary Content

The university’s minimum expectations for staff use of e-learning firstly ask that some all-important, primary information is provided on the site. This is to ensure it is as effective as possible. The initial content aims to enable and establish use … Continue reading

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Meeting the Minimum Expectations #2 Having a Blackboard site

Having a Blackboard site for your module The primary expectation for staff use of e-learning at SHU is for every module, with students enrolled, to be supported by a Blackboard module site. As Blackboard is the established VLE for SHU … Continue reading

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Meeting the Minimum Expectations #1 Introduction

Technology has become part of everyone’s learning experience at universities globally. The use of VLEs has become fully established, and the range of technology enhanced learning possibilities continues to expand. Many institutions have thus recognised the need and importance of … Continue reading

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