Free & Easy

June 2015

Welcome to our summer edition of Free & Easy.

As the academic year starts to wind down, why not have a look at some of our earlier editions of Free & Easy? They can be found on Blackboard under:

Staff Resources/e-Learning /Free and Easy Newsletter.

In this issue we have three new tools for you to try out.


This is a tool that could be very helpful when it comes to revising. You input all the subjects, questions and answers and once you have done this it will create a quiz for you. You can also do this with images which could be useful for creating quizzes with diagrams or images of equations.

Try it at:

Video tour of
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This is a great collaboration tool that is colourful and simple to use. You can create a board with task and information on including videos, images and documents. The boards you create can also be embedded into Blackboard, using the usual embed code.

You can try this at:

Also available as an app, for Apple and Android.

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This is a really nice way to bookmark the websites that you use regularly. It is really simple to use , you can share your bookmarks and also embed your Symbaloo board in Blackboard.

If you want to try go to:

Symbaloo Introduction

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions of things we can feature in Free and Easy - or if you have a tool that you love using - let us know!

Drop in to see us in room 1.014A or drop an email to our E-Learning Technologist, Michael Egan, or Digital Facilitator, Steph Hughes using the info below.