Blackboard (EAT) downtime this summer

Blackboard (EAT) downtime this summer

As usual, we’ll be making some improvements to Blackboard (EAT) this summer. It will be unavailable between 28/07/17 at 6pm until 01/08/17 at 10pm whilst we work on a number of things. We fully appreciate that whatever time we choose, it won’t be ideal for everyone. After considering all the factors we know about (such as exam boards, re-sits and staff availability), we’ve tried to pick the least inconvenient times possible…

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Come along and see a room with a view, a view that is of our new online space Collaborate  Ultra. Collaborate Ultra is a browser-based online classroom/webinar tool, integrated within Teesside University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Blackboard. We hope you’ll be able to join us as we introduce this new online environment at Teesside University’s ‘Teaching Excellence’ Learning and Teaching Enhancement Conference, taking place on Monday 26th June and Tuesday 27th June 2017 in The Curve…

Alternative uses for Journals

Alternative uses for Journals

This article looks at how we can use the Journal tool in Blackboard for something a bit different to its usual task. The most common application of the journal is to create a space within a module for private reflection. However, it has other uses as this article will hopefully demonstrate. The article finishes with a very quick summary of reflection in education, and how Blackboard can help facilitate this…

Bite-size video, the way forward?

Bite-size video, the way forward?

Bite-size is effectively ‘chunking’ relevant content into manageable nuggets of information. It is a great way to engage learners who prefer snappy, accessible and easy to remember content. Making information available in digestible portions provides students with the opportunity to work through material in stages, allowing them to focus on topics, which results in deeper, more meaningful learning…

Staff and Student feedback on ReView

Staff and Student feedback on ReView

ReView (powered by Panopto) allows lectures and teaching sessions taking place in equipped rooms to be recorded and then accessed by students at a later date through Blackboard. Recorded sessions can include seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions and practice-based sessions as well as the more traditional lectures. The same ReView system also allows a wide range of learning and teaching materials to be recorded, which can provide additional resources for students…