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Staff Introduction: Marie Allen, Learning Enhancement and Support Assistant at HYMS

Dear all, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the CLL team. My name is Marie Allen and my job title at HYMS is Learning Enhancement and Support Assistant , in the Learning Enhancement and Support Team.  I started at HYMS on the 3rd of April. I

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Jisc Digifest 17 conference

On the 14th March Daniel and I both headed down to the Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on the 14th March for the first day Jisc’s annual two day Digifest conference. Given this event is free to attend for employees of UK higher education institutions it seemed too good an opportunity

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Managing iPads on a larger scale

Our first venture into handing out devices to students has been quite a learning curve for us and has thrown up a number of challenges along the way. For example how do we configure, manage and push out apps and updates to student devices, particularly when students are based at

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Blackboard Summer Upgrade

This year the VLE Summer upgrade will take place over two days starting on Tuesday the 12th of July and completing on Wednesday the 13th of July. The University of York are upgrading to the latest 2015 version Q4 release of Blackboard Learn which includes many improvements and fixes. During

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Sprucing up the Tutor’s Area

Now we’re seeing an increasing number of HYMS tutors and academics engaging with students using Blackboard we’re very keen to make sure they have good support for all of their teaching activities. To this end we’re making some changes to the ‘HYMS Tutors’ Area’ on Blackboard. The aim is to

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Westminster Briefing – Embedding Digital Literacies in your University

Back in February of this year the House of Lords select committee on Digital Skills published a report titled ‘Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. This was intended to be a call to action for the incoming government after the general election. The report essentially outlined that the UK

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Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool

The ‘Assessment and feedback benchmarking tool’  is the latest in a series of publications from the National Union of Students aimed at improving the quality of feedback and assessment in education.   In this the NUS lay out ten principles of effective feedback, mapped against them are five categories/scales from

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Season’s greetings and annual round-up.

Here’s wishing everyone at HYMS a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the HYMS eLearning team. It’s been a busy year for the team with many changes, and we hope that we have been able to make some positive improvements throughout HYMS. Our Changing the Learning Landscape

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