Update: Key changes to tools for teaching and learning online – guidance for staff

Key News Blackboard migration to the cloud A reminder that Blackboard will be migrated to a new cloud-based infrastructure during this weekend (28 August – 1 September). Blackboard will be unavailable Friday 5pm-Saturday morning, followed by a read-only period until 1 September where changes should not be made in Blackboard though files can be downloaded…

New! Academic Development / CPD Events – what’s coming up

The Academic Development & Diversity team has developed a new Academic Development Events Database. This tool aims to provide an overview of academic development events, conferences and workshops available to Hallam staff in areas such as: Digital Thursdays – July 2020 – September 2020 Course Leader Induction Programme – July 2020 – end August 2020 Narrowing the Gaps…

Upcoming events: Free PebblePad research community webinars

You’re invited to join PebblePad  for a series of online summer workshops. These are designed to support you if you are starting/continuing your research journey. Pebblepad will have a number of experts in the field to lead you through the steps to publication including Dr Liz Austen, Professor Sally Brown, Dr Duncan Cross, Sue Beckingham,…

Guidance on Setting Exams in Blackboard

Building on the previously circulated guidance about online exams for levels 5, 6 and 7, the Digital Learning team has prepared specific guidance about delivering exams online through Blackboard, including example instructions for students and detailed guidance on appropriate settings to use in Blackboard to make the process as smooth as possible. This guidance contains links to…