Blackboard temporarily unavailable – 1 February 6-7pm

Blackboard will be temporarily unavailable for about an hour, starting at 6pm on Friday, 1 February. This is due to a need to apply security patches to systems Blackboard relies on, and unfortunately this could not be done at the same time as the recent upgrade.  Please do not schedule any online learning and teaching activities…

Turnitin is working again

Turnitin says the problems they experienced are now fixed, and everyone should be able to access it as usual again. They apologise for the length of the outage. If you are still experiencing any difficulties accessing Turnitin after restarting your browser, please contact IT Help.

Guidelines on students recording teaching

This is just a reminder that the Guidelines for students on recording teaching which were approved last year are available on MyHallam under the Rules and Regulations (IT section). We have also created a companion set of FAQ for staff about the student guidelines to help support staff.

Student Portal name chosen – MyHallam

In the end there were nearly 500 entries to student competition to choose a name for the new student portal replacing shuspace. The following five names were picked by the shortlisting panel: SHUniverse HallamHome HallamCentral MyHallam HallamSpace There was also a prize of SHU-branded items the shortlisting panel agreed to give to the most humourous name…

Blackboard upgrade rescheduled to 14-16 September

We have decided to reschedule the Blackboard upgrade originally planned for this weekend.  This is to allow extra time for Blackboard to release improvements to Box View such as the ability to download annotated files. These improvements are scheduled to be released in August, so we have chosen a new upgrade date in September to…

shuspace is changing in September!

The University is replacing shuspace, our current student portal, with a new student portal which will be hosted on the same system that runs our external webpages (www.shu.ac.uk). This new student portal will provide some advantages over the current shuspace, such as a modern look and feel, reduced duplication of web content, a better mobile…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade – 27-29 July 2018

This summer’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place during the weekend 27-29 July 2018. The upgrade will start at 5pm on Friday 27th July and continue throughout the weekend. It is predicted that the Blackboard system will be available again by the morning of Sunday 29th July but it should be considered at risk…