Reminder: Make your 2015/16 Blackboard sites available

With the start of the new academic year being upon us, don’t forget to make your Blackbaord sites available so that your students can access them. To check if a site is available, just log in to shuspace and look at the list of your Blackboard sites.  If ‘(unavailable to students)’ appears next to the name of…

Blackboard Assignment receipts go live

We are pleased to announce a new receipting feature for our students when they submit their work online via a Blackboard Assignment. After their work is submitted, students will receive an email receipt confirming the details of their submission. For group assignments, all members of the group will receive an email confirming the group submission. All…

Email receipts for assessment submissions via Blackboard

The University will shortly be launching a new feature for our students when they submit an assignment to a Blackboard. After they submit their work, students will receive an email confirming the details of their submission. Online submissions through Blackboard The student – or group of students if it is a group submission – will…

Blackboard – YouTube Mashup workaround

A recent change to their service by YouTube has resulted in Blackboard’s ‘Mash-up’ functionality breaking. Blackboard are working on fixing the issue, but the solution is likely to take some time. In the meantime, Blackboard have provided the following set of steps for anyone wishing to add YouTube videos to their module sites: Open YouTube in your…

2015/16 Blackboard sites have now been copied

The process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2015/16 academic year is now complete, and you can access your new sites and start preparing them. Staff enrolments have been carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the Staff Enrolment Tool in the Control Panel to add any new staff or unenrol…

TEL guide for course planning teams published

Members of the TEL team and Assessment Journey Programme have recently compiled a resource to assist course planning teams in ensuring effective use of technology for learning, teaching and assessment during revalidation. The ‘Design with Online in Mind‘ leaflet provides information about key considerations related to the use of technology and links to other resources…

SHU Provides Exemplars of Initiatives to Enhance the Student Digital Experience

Jisc have recently revised their website and materials related to “student expectations of the digital environment” and how institutions are addressing the needs of an increasingly digitally-savvy student population. There is a lot of interesting material on the website, but of particular interest might be the new ‘Exemplars‘ section that features, among others, two case…

2015 Horizon Report on TEL trends to 2020 published

Each year the New Media Consortium (NMC) gathers opinions on Technology Enhanced Learning from stakeholders around the world and publishes the findings as the Horizon Report. The reports cover a 5 year period and aim to highlight some big technological trends that are likely to have an impact on education, as well as some of…