PebblePad Upgrade – 30 January 2018

PebblePad will be unavailable for approximately 20 minutes at 7am on 30 January as they complete an upgrade. Students and staff will be unable to access Pebble+ or ATLAS during that time. The service should be considered at risk for another 1 hour. There are two changes included in this upgrade. The first is a…

Screencasting 101: The Definitive Guide

A screencast is a recording of what you choose to display on your screen, often including a voiceover. It will output as a video file that can be uploaded and shared online. Screencasts can be used for a range of purposes including how-to demonstrations, presentations, assessment feedback and illustrating difficult concepts. Screencasts allow you to engage with your…

Archiving Blackboard Organisation Sites

Each year we archive Blackboard organisation sites from the previous academic year. This is to clean up the view for staff and students and ensure the correct Blackboard sites are used in the coming year. This year, Blackboard organisation sites from 2016/7 will be archived on Wednesday 11th October. This means that they will disappear…

Blackboard downtime

Due to essential maintenance, Blackboard and shuspace will be unavailable for staff and students from 6pm-10pm on Friday 25 August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Improvements to shuspace

Following last weekend’s Blackboard upgrade, a refresh of shuspace is now underway.  You may have noticed some of the changes already, others are still in the process of being implemented and are expected to be finished by the end of the week. This refresh has been driven by student feedback on shuspace which highlighted a need…

Blackboard Upgrade – Some other changes

We have now successfully completed the upgrade of Blackboard. In addition to the changes discussed in earlier blog posts, there are a few other changes worth drawing to your attention. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra/Classic – If last year you set up a Blackboard Collaborate link in your Blackboard site, it will now redirect to the Classic…