CPD Event: Bring Your Own Devices for Learning (BYOD4L)

On the week of 14 – 18 July, SHU is running this open online blended course about using smart phones and tablet PCs to enhance and transform teaching and learning. The course is running concurrently at other universities over the 5 day period and uses social media, video scenarios, and face-to-face peer-enhanced activities . BYOD4L focuses on: Connecting Communicating Curating Collaborating…

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…

2014/15 sites are now copied

The process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2014/15 academic year is now complete, and you will be able to access your new sites and start preparing them. Staff enrolments will be carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the Staff Enrolment Tool in the Control Panel to add any…

Supported time sessions for preparing 2014/15 Blackboard sites

Over the summer months, staff will be preparing their 2014/15 Blackboard sites so they are ready to use with students. Supported time sessions will be available from June through to September where you can prepare your site with a member of the central and/or faculty Technology Enhanced Learning teams on hand to explain the process and…

Preparing your 2013/14 Blackboard sites

Over the summer months, staff will be preparing their 2013/14 Blackboard sites so they are ready to use with students. Supported time sessions will be available from July through to September where you can prepare your site with a member of the Technology Enhanced Learning Team on hand to explain the process and provide support.…

Student Blackboard Help change

Every Blackboard site includes a link called Blackboard Help by default. This links to student Blackboard Help articles which give them support in using features of Blackboard and other related e-learning tools. We did a review of the e-learning articles for students and determined that we had too many articles and the information students wanted the…

2013/14 Blackboard sites are now copied

The process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2013/14 academic year is now complete, and you will be able to access your new sites and start preparing them. Staff enrolments will be carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the staff enrolment tool in the control panel to add any…

Case Study: Providing student support by video chat

This case study focusses on the use of Skype to support students who are away from the University for their study or placement.  The use of this technology was considered to improve supervision and isolation while away from the university. Two modules were identified by tutors as particularly benefiting from online student support and after…