An MIT Dean’s Proposal for 21st-Century Learning

Professor Christine Ortiz, a respected Dean at MIT, recently announced that she is leaving her esteemed post—at least for a year—to found a new research […]

16th Annual Durham Blackboard Users’ Conference

On 8th January Chris Boon presented at the 16th Annual Blackboard Users’ Conference at the University of Durham on the subject of Electronic Submission on […]

Blackboard interactive tools

Hopefully your Blackboard courses are now set up and being used well, but are you making the best use of the available tools?  Beyond the […]

Contacting students via email

Do you need to contact one of your students? Not sure of their address, and don’t know where to look it up? No problem! You can […]

Brighten up your Blackboard course!

Would you like to make your course look better and make your resources easier to find for your students?  Then look no further!  Here are […]


Looking for a creative background image?  Need something bright and cheerful to use as a backdrop to your Powerpoint, Blackboard banner or poster? Have a look […]

“Drop boxes” and other Blackboard ideas

Thank you to everyone for your continued use of Blackboard– we’ve had another year with some excellent use of our electronic submission system (“drop boxes”) […]

Alternatives to Powerpoint

Bored with making Powerpoints for all your lessons?  Fancy trying something new?  Why not try Prezi or Haikudeck? Prezi is an on-line presentation tool which […]

How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome

Guest post by Sean Stoker. Learning should be a pleasurable experience and eLearning is no exception. Even the most interesting subjects can seem unimpressive if handled […]

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