What’s new in Blackboard? Summer 2016

Following the Blackboard upgrade (scheduled from 6pm on Friday 5th to midday on Sunday 7th August 2016), there will be some changes to functionality and in the way in which help and support is provided and presented in shuspace and Blackboard. Help and support The Bb support ‘tab’ has moved to the right-hand side of…

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Case Study: Building interaction into lectures using webinar

This case study outlines a tutors experience of using Blackboard Collaborate to deliver online lectures and increase student engagement. A module in ACES is delivered predominantly for one organisation who wanted to reduce the cost of their staff attending classes (travel and accommodation).   The tutor identified three lectures within the module that would be suitable for online delivery.  …

Places are still available for ’roundtable’ discussions on different technologies and different teaching approaches

There are still places available on the current series of ‘roundtable’ events. The events provide an opportunity for informal discussion about enhancing teaching through the use of technology. Discussions are scheduled that focus on the application of specific technologies (such as Blackboard Collaborate, electronic voting systems, and Google apps), and there are those that concentrate…

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Opportunity to give Blackboard your opinion about virtual collaboration tools

Blackboard are seeking staff and student opinions about virtual collaboration tools. The information collected will help inform future developments made to Blackboard Collaborate. If you have used Blackboard Collaborate in your practice (or have experience of other real-time collaboration tools such as Adobe Connect or Skype) and wish to feed into this process, please complete…

Roundtable discussions on different technologies and different teaching approaches – places still available

There are still places available on the current series of ‘roundtable’ events (scheduled through to April 2014), with extra dates added. These events provide an opportunity for informal discussion about enhancing teaching through the use of technology. There are discussions that focus on the application of specific technologies (such as Blackboard Collaborate, open badges, electronic…