Tech’ top tips – #13. (Blackboard) Home is where the heart is

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). The Blackboard Home page provides links to services and help for students and staff at DMU. As well as the Module shells that we are enrolled on we can use the Add Resource button to add and remove widgets from this page. For example, the Organisation Catalogue widget enables us to find open shells that cover topics we may be interested in. Along the top of the page, the StaffGuide and UserGuide links provide access to staff and student help for using the ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #7. DMU Replay, where are the recordings?

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. DMU policy stipulates that all ‘staff led activity’ should be recorded using DMU Replay or an equitable alternative to recording be provided. But where do students find these recordings and/or equitable alternatives to help them revise, review and revisit? The answer is – in Blackboard! Each module shell will have a Learning Materials area and links to DMU Replay content can be found within. Recordings that were made using the DMU Replay system will look ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #4. So what’s Blackboard for then?

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology. Blackboard is DMU’s Virtual Learning Environment and every module should have an area or ‘shell’ that students can use to engage with their studies online. There is a Blackboard module shell policy and as a minimum students can expect to see the following sections within each shell.     Announcements is where any important announcements about the module will appear. All announcements will also be delivered to students via email to their ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #2. HELP! is at hand

Tweet Number two in the series of tech’ top tips draws your attention to the StaffGuide and UserGuide links in Blackboard. For colleagues, the StaffGuide link will take you to the CELT Hub where you can read about all the important things you need to do in Blackboard as well as how to create content and collaborative tools. Use this information in conjunction with the Blackboard Module Shell policy to ensure your shell is accessible and consistent with other shells that your students will engage with. For students, the UserGuide link will take ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #1. The Continue page

Tweet Hello and welcome to the new tech’ top tips series. This is the first in a weekly series of blog posts for students and staff members relating to technology. This week, have you noticed the Continue page when logging in to Blackboard? If not, it’s worth pausing on this page as it provides a wealth of information and links to important tools.     Along with the permanent link to Out Of Hours support information, other important information will appear here as and when appropriate.   This might include details of planned ... read more