Latest News

  • Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation


    29th January 2024

    Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation

    The University has moved to the Blackboard Learn Ultra Base Navigation (UBN). This has changed the layout of the course unit list that you see when you first access Blackboard. The way in which materials and activities are presented and displayed within a course space has not changed.

  • Microsoft 365 Training Sessions


    14th December 2023

    Microsoft 365 Training Sessions

    Interested in learning about Microsoft 365? Check out these peer led training sessions running (January to April 2024)

  • Changes to our Central Learning Environment

    Blended Learning Guidance

    2nd November 2023

    Changes to our Central Learning Environment

    There are some significant changes happening to our CLE over the next two years. The University has announced it has chosen Canvas as our new CLE. Sooner than this, we are required to update Blackboard to Ultra Based Navigation which will be implemented until the CLE change.


The eLearning Team are offering a series of virtual one-to-one consultation clinics for academic and PS staff. The 30 minute clinics will be conducted via Zoom.

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Latest Articles

  • Buddycheck Overview

    Learning Activities

    2nd April 2024

    Buddycheck Overview

    Buddycheck is a peer scoring tool. Check out this article for a quick overview of what Buddycheck does and for links to further information about peer assessment.

  • Assessment Optionality case study

    Assessment & Marking

    6th March 2024

    Assessment Optionality case study

    Emily Cooksey is an Associate Dean for Student Experience and Graduate Outcomes and a lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Emily talked to Teaching Academy about her experience of running optionality within her assessments. What did you do and why? Optionality is the practise of giving students choice within their assessed work. It is […]

  • Mentimeter – User stats and Quiz Competition feature


    6th March 2024

    Mentimeter – User stats and Quiz Competition feature

    Mentimeter continues to grow in popularity across the University and this post shows off a new Quiz Competition feature.