Access to library resources

To ensure students can access library resources from off-campus using a single username and password, Sheffield Hallam uses a server which adds some additional information into our resource URLs. The University moved to a new server (hallam.idm.oclc.org) last November from an old server (lcproxy.shu.ac.uk). All the links on the Library Gateway have been updated to…

Blackboard update 21-23 June 2019

Blackboard will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019 due to a critical security update. The University constantly monitors and acts on advice/updates from suppliers to ensure the security and performance of all SHU systems and this is part of that work. Unfortunately this particular security update will require a greater period of downtime…

New Blackboard Module Site Home Page Channels

This article is part of a series explaining changes introduced as part of this year’s Blackboard rollover. We are automatically adding a series of new channels to all 2019/20 Blackboard module site home pages. These channels provide both students and staff with a consistent set of important information about that module directly from data held…

Colour grades now switched off in the Blackboard App

Blackboard has switched off the colour-coding of the grade pills in the live Blackboard App. Users will need the latest version of the App to see it. Marks showing in a black pill link to further information about that assessment. Marks showing in a grey pill indicate an assessment item type that is not supported…

New in Blackboard: Audio and video feedback

You can now embed audio and video recordings (of up to five minutes in length) along with text-based feedback on any  gradable item in Blackboard (such as assignments, grade columns, wikis, blogs, discussions, tests). It’s a relatively easy process to create recordings. All you need is a built-in or external microphone or headset for audio-only recordings and…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade 18-20 January

This is a reminder that an upgrade to Blackboard is scheduled to take place during the weekend of 18-20 January 2019. The upgrade will begin at 5 pm on Friday 18 January and continue throughout the weekend. We anticipate that Blackboard will be available again during the afternoon of Saturday 19 January but it is…