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…

shuspace is changing in September!

The University is replacing shuspace, our current student portal, with a new student portal which will be hosted on the same system that runs our external webpages (www.shu.ac.uk). This new student portal will provide some advantages over the current shuspace, such as a modern look and feel, reduced duplication of web content, a better mobile…

Improvements to shuspace

Following last weekend’s Blackboard upgrade, a refresh of shuspace is now underway.  You may have noticed some of the changes already, others are still in the process of being implemented and are expected to be finished by the end of the week. This refresh has been driven by student feedback on shuspace which highlighted a need…

Blackboard Upgrade – Interface changes

After the Blackboard upgrade at the end of July, there will be some changes to the interface in Blackboard and shuspace. shuspace is being refreshed as part of the upgrade, with a new banner at the top and a modern look and feel for the channels and tabs. Some of the less used areas have…

Social media resources for students at Sheffield Hallam

A range of resources to support students in their use of social media is now available. Students can access these four resources either directly at http://go.shu.ac.uk/socialmedia, or from the Learning Essentials tab on shuspace, inside the Resources for learning section.          The resources include  – How to use social media responsibly – a guide…

Resources for getting to know shuspace

The last post told you about the changes to shuspace – the resources to support shuspace are now ready. There’s three short screencasts: http://tinyurl.com/introducingshuspace covers the main features of shuspace, explains some of the tools and gives a general picture of what it’s for and what you can do there http://tinyurl.com/informationshuspace goes into more detail…

Changes in shuspace

This semester there’s a couple of small but significant changes that have happened to shuspace. The top bar on every tab used to just contain the search tool, but following student input, we’ve added other things to improve navigation and access to information… Firstly there’s a link to the directory of practical information. This means…

Changing shuspace link: SHU regulations and codes

Please note this message from IS&T, as you may need to change links on your Blackboard site if you are directly linking to the SHU regulations and codes page from your Blackboard site: The current SHU regulations and codes pages on shuspace have been replaced by a new set of pages entitled Academic Regulations and…

Screencast tutorials for students

Some staff members have said they want more resources to help them support their students in Blackboard. Often staff also want to see what the student experience of using Blackboard features is like, particularly around the assessment process. To help with this, we have compiled a list of screencasts we have created that you can use…