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Online Training with Lynda.com

Lynda.com, recently made available to all staff and students at SHU, is a site containing high-quality video training on common and specialist software packages. There are videos on a wide range of software, from general tools, such as Microsoft Word and Google Drive, to specialist tools, such as Final Cut Pro and SPSS. In addition…

Minimum Expectations – Video Case Studies

Does your Blackboard site meet the minimum expectations for e-learning? Are you going beyond the minimum and using innovative approaches to teaching in your module? Technology Enhanced Learning would like to develop a number of video case studies to promote the minimum expectations and highlight good and innovative practice in e-learning. The videos would be…

Reflections on TEL sessions at Assessment Week

Stuart Hepplestone facilitated a number of sessions during the Assessment Week (30 April – 3 May 2012). These development sessions examined good practice for integrating assessment and feedback in the curriculum through the use of technology: Using e-learning technologies to facilitate effective feedback practices [presentation] Participants worked in small groups to identify the appropriate use…

TEL sessions at Assessment Week (30 April – 3 May)

Stuart Hepplestone is running a number of sessions at next week’s University Assessment Week (30 April – 3 May 2012). The sessions that Stuart will be facilitating are designed to be a mix of both practical hands-on and provide opportunities for discussion with colleagues about their experiences and generate ideas for the application of technology to support assessment…

End of the Refreshing e-learning initiative

Last January we launched the Refreshing e-learning at Sheffield Hallam initiative, setting out to refresh e-learning processes and practices across the University over a year period.  This month marks the formal close of the initiative, though development work and support around e-learning will continue as usual. Some of the key activities during the initiative: Changed archiving practices so…

Check how your site looks to your students

Most Blackboard sites will have been in use for a few weeks.  That makes now a good time to double-check the structure of your site and ensure that it is meeting your students’ needs in terms of being easy to navigate.  You can see how your site looks to students by turning off Edit Mode (the…

Don’t forget: Make your site available to students

Once your site has been set up for use with your students: site menu organised, content added, interactive features ready, etc., then there is one crucial step left that a lot of staff members forget.  That step is making your site available to students.  If you don’t do this then all that hard work will go to waste as your students…

Guidance for students about Blackboard 9 changes

The Blackboard 9 user interface is not as substantially different for students as it is for staff members, because students don’t have access to site editing features such as Edit Mode and the Control Panel. However many of the changes that we have implemented this summer, such as the What’s New tool and increased access…

Sessions for 13-24 September

The following are upcoming staff development opportunities for the next couple of weeks.  Click on the time for a booking form and description: Supported time for preparing your 2010/11 sites Monday 13th September, 10-11am, Adsetts 6624, City Campus (accessed from inside the library) Tuesday 14th September, 2-3pm, Learning Centre CO33, Collegiate Campus Wednesday 15th September,…

Sessions for 2-10 September

The following are upcoming staff development opportunities for the next couple of weeks. Click on the time for a booking form and description: Supported time for preparing your 2010/11 sites Thursday 2nd September, 1-2pm, Adsetts 6624, City Campus (the room is accessed from inside the library) Friday 3rd September, 1-2pm, Learning Centre CO33, Collegiate Campus…