Tag Archives: Blackboard (VLE)

Put it on my tab

For the New Year, we’ve re-launched the e-Learning Support area on Blackboard. We, in the e-Learning Team, have been trying to address the way we provide support for a while.

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Digital Community: Art at Reading launches OSCAR

Art at Reading has a new digital platform to connect staff and students. OSCAR, the Online Studio Community at Reading, has been developed to support the vast range of teaching and learning activities that happen across studio modules in Art, within the … Continue reading

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Show & TEL: Making technology-enhanced learning work in HE

Neil Morris, author of Study Skills Connected, a new book on using technology to support Teaching & Learning, visited Reading last week to speak about ‘Making technology-enhanced learning work for staff and students in Higher Education’ as part of our … Continue reading

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The sincerest form of flattery

Our Teaching & Learning Showcase Series continued yesterday with a session on ‘Sharing good practice in the use of Turnitin’. Turnitin is an online service which allows educators to check students’ work for similarity with other sources as a tool for … Continue reading

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Hatchpath: University of Reading is launch site for new collaborative software

I’ve just stumbled across http://hatchpath.com, a site for student exchange of information on their modules.  It seems to have very smooth and intuitive tools for information sharing and strikes me as quite Facebook-like in its approach to making things easy. … Continue reading

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Using technology to find low-tech solutions

Like a lot of people, I do not consider myself particularly savvy about technology: when I find that something is useful to me, I learn how to use it. That said, I think we can use learning technologies to come … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Going mobile

The Digitally Ready event was a wonderful chance to meet Blackboard Learn users and to show them how they could access the service through their tablets and smart phones by using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.  This feature is one … Continue reading

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A suggestion for the improvement of Blackboard from one of our students

… Via a comment on one of the closed Facebook groups I run. ” It’s a shame that Blackboard doesn’t have a calendar tool that gives us a one page screen shot of all module assessment dates.” I agree – … Continue reading

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