Winter workshops and webinars from the Digital Education Office

Places are available on Digital Education workshops and webinars before and after Christmas, including introductions to Blackboard, creating and managing online tests, and advanced use of the Grade Centre, as well as talks from AbilityNet on digital accessibility. We are also running a series of EMA drop-in clinics around the University.

Find out more and book online

Introduction to creating and managing tests in Blackboard Webinar, 11th December 14:00-14:45

If you are interested in using Blackboard for online tests come and join our webinar on 11th December 14:00-14:45. We will look at how to create question pools, different types of questions and how to deploy tests in your course. Sign up here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-creating-and-managing-tests-in-blackboard-tickets-80828358797

Digital Education Office Blackboard Basics Webinar 24th October, 15:00-15:30

Places are available on the Blackboard Basics Webinar on 24th October, 15:00-15:30.

The aim of this webinar is to provide a concise overview of the tools and features of Blackboard, enable participants to be in a position to create their own courses and share ideas on how Blackboard can be used to support learning and teaching based on examples from the University of Bristol.

For more information and to register, please visit the Blackboard Basics event page.

Introduction to the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard

We are running a short webinar on Thursday 3rd October at 3.15-3.45pm for admin and academic staff interested in finding out more about the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard.
If you would like to attend the webinar, please email david.perkins@bristol.ac.uk.
The webinar will be recorded so, if you can’t attend, please still send an email so you can be given access to the recording.
We’ll also be running the webinar again over the coming weeks as well as a webinar for designated ASF administrators for schools.

Re/Play adding and reusing content problems.

Following the changes made to the unit codes as part of the SLSP project we are currently investigating a problem where the search functions will not return results for the new unit code catalogs.

There are two ways we would recommend reusing or adding recordings in to Blackboard  –

Add Presentation tool –

  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Mediasite – Link to presentation(s)
  •  Enter the name of the presentation you wish to add and select Search Presentations
  •  tick the box to the left once located and then Submit
  •  Click OK
  •  The recording will now be at the bottom of the page and can be moved as required.

Embedding –

  •  Open Blackboard and select the My Re/Play Tab
  •  Scroll down and select Share Presentation
  •  Select Copy if you want to add a link or select Embed and then Copy if you wish to add a responsive video player
  • Navigate to the content area in the Blackboard course where you would like to add the recording
  • Ensure Edit Mode is ON and then select Build Content
  •  Select Item
  •  Give the Item a Name
  •  To add a link simply paste in to the editor and add descriptive text so your students know what they are looking at and select Submit
  •  To Embed Select HTML from the bottom row of icons in the editor. If you can not see this click the arrows in the top right. Paste in your Embed code and Update
  •  Add anything else you want in to the text editor and select Submit

If you do need to add a recording to the catalog for the 19/20 academic session please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk and we will be able to assist.

Introduction to the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard

We are running a short webinar on Friday, 27 September 2.15-2.45pm for admin and academic staff interested in finding out more about the new Assessment, Submission and Feedback (ASF) area in Blackboard.
If you would like to attend the webinar, please email david.perkins@bristol.ac.uk.
The webinar will be recorded so, if you can’t attend, please still send an email so you can be given access to the recording.
We’ll also be running the webinar again over the coming weeks as well as a webinar for designated ASF administrators for schools.