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…

Hallam Welcome – coming up this week, are you ready?

Hallam Welcome Digital First Framework Providing a comprehensive list of useful online academic resources and key information to support in the planning and delivery of all F2F and virtual welcome week activities and students welcome induction experience. Coming up this week! Update your core reading list Course Leaders should ensure core reading lists are updated.…

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…

New! Academic Essentials – your ‘one-stop-shop’ for guidance, information and resources

We are excited to soft launch Academic Essentials this week. This is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all academics, providing you with access to all the guidance, information and resources you need at your fingertips. It also includes a month-by-month activity guide to support your planning and delivery and help you prioritise actions.  Accessible via the staff intranet homepage…

New! Introducing Blackboard Annotate

Introducing Blackboard Annotate The current inline grading tool in Blackboard, New Box View, will be replaced by Bb Annotate, a more comprehensive annotation tool with a wide array of features. Our transition to Bb Annotate will begin on August 10. After Bb Annotate is switched on, it will work immediately for newly submitted assignments. Previously submitted…