A total of 85 participants from subject specialisms as diverse as journalism, speech and language, business, media, physiotherapy and occupational therapy attended the six workshops on
Blackboard Collaborate is becoming a central pillar of QMUs delivery of online learning. Blackboard has been listening to community feedback and after the 26th July update the following features will be made available.
A real-time online learning session is an internet-based live event where learners and tutors can participate in presentations, video discussions, live chat, breakout groups and polling.
We have installed the latest version of the Turnitin “Basic” integration with Blackboard (Hub). There’s one bug fix: for assignments set up with Anonymous Marking, the Sync Grades button (which we shouldn’t ever need to use!) was de-anonymising the marks in the Grade Centre. This no longer happens. There’s also a different look to the … Continue reading Turnitin Update
At Queen Margaret University, approximately 9,300 essays have been marked by tutors within Turnitin and 1,768 assets submitted to ePortfolio over the last 12-months. For Turnitin, those figures represent a ten-fold increase in its use for marking, within just 4-years. Senate and Student Experience Committee endorsed that "from September 2018 all eligible submissions, by default, … Continue reading Introducing Digital Assessments
As 2017/8 academic year draws to a close our attention begins to moves towards the new academic year, in addition to the shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. This year, there is a subtly different process for completing your module roll over. As always, you can start afresh uploading new material to your 2018/9 module areas … Continue reading Hub help: Blackboard course list
Blackboard’s Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) returned to the UK this year, in the vibrant city of Manchester. The conference was attended by participants from 101 institutions in 22 countries and provided us with the opportunity to catch up with our peers, discuss best practice and contribute to shaping the future direction of the EdTech sector. … Continue reading Blackboard TLC 2018
On 5 April 2018, Rachel Mapson from Speech, Hearing and Sciences and Nial Vivian from the Consumer Dispute Resolution Centre shared their experiences of creating and running open, online courses to raise awareness of their online programmes. These are short courses, lasting between 2 to 5 weeks, which are available to anyone who signs up … Continue reading Introducing free, short, online taster sessions
Online tutorials, seminars and presentations brings learners and tutors together in a shared online space. Adobe Connect is a collaborative online workspace for tutors and learners to conduct presentations, share online materials and facilitate group work. In this initial online workshop tutors will be introduced to Adobe Connect, how to prepare for a session, options for uploading materials and … Continue reading REAL-TIME ONLINE LEARNING WITH ADOBE CONNECT
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