You can now embed Panopto videos on blog.soton.ac.uk in the following way.
Yearly Archives: 2014
This weekend Blackboard will be upgraded to the latest version. A number of exciting new features will be available along with an updated interface. Initial load testing suggests our new Blackboard installation will be the fastest yet. This page summarises what staff and students at the University of Southampton need to know.
Blackboard’s Retention Centre alerts instructors to students who meet rules that may indicate their educational experience is at risk.
Risk alerts are highlighted in Blackboard Global Navigation, so that instructors are made aware of such issues as soon as they login.
When we upgrade Blackboard this summer a key benefit will be updates to the Blackboard Assignment Feature. While we also have TurnItIn available within Blackboard some customers also use the assignment feature that is built in to Blackboard. Blackboard has added some new aspects to this feature, namely online marking, delegated marking, anonymous marking and rubrics. Documentation on how to use these will be available following our upgrade. Below is a summary of the new features and how they look.
Google Analytics and University of Southampton Blackboard service
Google Analytics (GA) is turned on within a number of MLE sites including Blackboard and Panopto. In the interest of openness we will share a number of pieces of analytical data with the community. Note that some data is from a smaller sample size and may not reflect 100% of users.
iSolutions uses ITIL processes as part of its Service Management. We organise our processes in a way informed by ITIL, and provide reports on how well we met our stated aims. The main way that our users interact with us is through the Incidents and Service Requests they raise via ServiceLine. We have targets to resolve 90% of Service Requests and Incidents with a set target time measured in elapsed minutes.
When we upgrade Blackboard this summer a key benefit will be the new “Student Preview” feature.
Student preview is a feature that allows Blackboard course instructors to review their course in the exact same way as a student.
When we upgrade Blackboard this summer a new feature of interest will is named “Video Everywhere”. Video Everywhere allows you to embed a video recorded from your web cam into any Blackboard content area.
Within the text editor is an icon to access your web cam.
When we upgrade Blackboard this summer a key benefit will be the new “Global Navigation” feature.
Blackboard’s “Global Navigation” is an area that is always shown at the top right corner wherever you are in Blackboard. Beside your name a number appears telling you how many notifications there are for you to view regarding news about and changes to your Blackboard courses.
Global Navigation will be accessed by clicking on the downward pointing arrow beside one’s name at the top right of the Blackboard screen.
When we upgrade Blackboard this summer you will be able to change the colour scheme used within your course with two clicks.
With the new version of Blackboard, instructors will have the opportunity to change the colour scheme of their course from a preset selection. This can be accessed by clicking on the theme icon and choosing a theme from the drop down list that appears.