Technology

Please read the following to discover the software we use and how training can be delivered:

The Blackboard Learning System is the University’s virtual learning environment and course management system. Its main purpose is the storage, management and dissemination of course materials. It offers tutor a variety of ways to delivery and communicate online materials for courses traditionally delivered face-to-face. Blackboard tools include BB Collaborate Ultra, Medial and Turnitin.

Training for Blackboard is available via:

BB Collaborate Ultra – communicate, educate, collaborate.

  • Web Conferencing
  • Collaborate on whiteboards share desktops
  • Breakout rooms for group work
  • Watch presentation live or recorded
  • Use emoticons, hand raising, polls, breakout rooms
  • Capture class experiences as recordings and re-use as learning objects

Medial – is a media service provided by the university, which integrates with Blackboard for seamless, uploading and downloading of media content. It provides a smooth and easy-to-use workflow to create, manage, deliver and view content for both staff and students.

Training for Medial is available via:

  • O4L in-house training (Open4Learning)
  • Medial TV

Turnitin – is an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service created by iParadigms, LLC. It allows institutions to collect student work electronically as well as allowing tutors to use several tools to annotation and audio to grade student submissions. Millions of educational institutions use this service across the world.

Turnitin iPad App – download and grade papers anytime, anywhere.

Training for Turnitin is available via: