Submitting Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is a service that compares your work against a database of academic sources, student papers and websites to see if any text matches. Any work you submit for assessment purposes may be put through this service. By submitting a piece of work to Turnitin, tutors and students can identify text from other sources that matches…

Hiring 2 e-learning student assistants

We have recently advertised two posts for e-learning student assistants.  The assistants typically work about 7.5 hours per week, subject to their study schedule.  The main areas of responsibility include editing and writing content for this blog, assisting staff members with their Blackboard sites, creating banners, writing and updating guides and self-help articles, and generally doing…

Changes to Blackboard Help

This year we did a review of the Blackboard Help articles that are available inside of Blackboard sites. There were a lot of articles which were not being read by anyone so we have gotten rid of them. This should make it easier for everyone to find the support they need when they have a…

Blackboard and shuspace upgrades

Unfortunately we had to postpone the upgrade scheduled for earlier in June. We have now decided on two new times for the Blackboard upgrades: From 6pm Friday 12th and all day Saturday 13th July (at risk Sunday 14th) From 6pm Friday 26th and all day Saturday 27th July (at risk Sunday 28th) The first upgrade…

shuspace/Blackboard upgrade: 7th – 9th June 2013

Blackboard and shuspace will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Friday 7th June and all day Saturday 8th June due to upgrades to hardware that runs these services. You will not be able to access shuspace or your Blackboard sites during this time. We expect that shuspace and Blackboard will be available again on Sunday 9th June, but…