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SHU staff discount on Microsoft software

Staff members at Sheffield Hallam University are eligible to purchase heavily discounted Microsoft software for use on their own laptop or PC. This means that the latest Pro versions of Windows 7 and 8 are available for only £7.80 pounds each, as are the latest Pro versions of Office for Windows and Mac. You can purchase the software from…

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Showing an excerpt from a YouTube video

Quite often you have a YouTube video where only a small part of it is relevant to your students (such as a single 3 minute interview in a 30 minute clip), or you just want to draw particular attention to an excerpt (for example, a specific movement within a piece of music or the buildup to a…

Organisation site archiving is now complete

The archiving of 2010/11 organisation sites has now been completed. Please keep in mind that most organisation sites will need a new version each academic year, so it may be that you need to start using the 2011/12 version of the site. However, if an organisation site has been mistakenly archived which is still being used…

Did you know? Display images inside Blackboard content items

Did you know that you can display images as part of your Blackboard content? Some staff may want to show images inside their Blackboard content items, either to make the content more attractive or to make key diagrams, tables or photos more visible to students.  This has been possible in Blackboard for the last few years, but many staff are not…

Did you know? Ensuring your text is formatted correctly

Did you know that there’s a way to reduce problems with inappropriate text formatting? Sometimes when you copy text from another application (such as Microsoft Word, an e-mail, or a web page) and paste it into a Blackboard text box (such as an item description, a test question or an announcement) you may find that…