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…

HEA staff development events for technology enhanced learning

The HEA have teamed up with ALT and JISC to offer a series of free staff development events.  These include a series of one-day events around technology enhanced learning which focus on specific disciplines and more general online webinars covering a range of topics. We wanted to highlight these opportunities to any staff that might be…

Reminder: Sessions about the minimum expectations and consultation

This is a reminder that there are still places on the remaining face-to-face sessions to discuss the consultation to make Blackboard processes more automatic.  If you are interested, please book by clicking on the links below: Thursday 7 Feb, 14:00-15:00 – Main Building D006, Collegiate Friday 8 Feb, 11:00-12:00 – Owen 1032 Tuesday 12 Feb,…