Blackboard upgrade: 18-20 January 2019

We have scheduled an upgrade to Blackboard to take place during the weekend of 18-20 January 2019. The upgrade will begin at 5pm on Friday 18 January and continue throughout the weekend. We anticipate that Blackboard will be available again by the morning of Sunday 20 January but it should be considered at risk all…

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.

Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018 report

Jisc have published their Digital experience insights survey 2018: findings from students in UK further and higher education. The report shares the findings from their 2018 student digital experience insights survey on students expectations and experiences of technology. An at-a-glance summary of the findings is also available. The data presented in this report was collected…

Postponed: Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 14-16 September

The Blackboard upgrade scheduled for this weekend (14-16 September) has been postponed. This is to allow further time for Blackboard to release improvements to Box View such as the ability to download annotated files. These improvements are scheduled to be released this autumn. We are currently investigating the best time to upgrade Blackboard later in…

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…