Staff Development Workshops

Technology Enhanced Learning Support

Summer 2013

Blackboard SP11

Multiple dates available for all workshops, click links to book.

Blackboard@ Abertay (Summer Upgrade)
New! See the new features available in Blackboard SP11. New look for the Dashboard (My Blackboard, Calendar, My Grades, new text editor,in-line grading.

Blackboard Retention Centre
New! Easy-to-use reporting feature to monitor your student's online performance and engagement within Blackboard.

Blackboard SP11 Tests and Questions Analysis
New! How to set-up test questions and question types has changed in SP11. An essential workshop for those with Blackboard tests.

Communication Tools in Blackboard
Blackboard provides a number of ways to communicate with students; announcements, notifications (including to mobiles), discussion forums, blogs, wikis.

Feedback Methods Using TEL
Explore Blackboard notifications sent from Retention Centre, feedback on assignments, use of rubrics, audio/video feed both individual and generic.

Mobile Learning

Click here Mobile Learning to book your place.

An introduction to using mobile devices to access Blackboard. Please bring your smartphones or tablets to this session to fully appreciate how your students can engage with your Blackboard content anytime, anywhere.


Multiple dates for workshops available, click links below to book your place.

Turnitin Originality Reports
This session will help Abertay staff create Turnitin Assignments in Blackboard and understand how the revision assignments feature works.

Turnitin GradeMark
This facility allows staff to add pre-saved comments directly to a student's coursework. Staff will be able to tell whether students have read their feedback.

Turnitin PeerMark
Turnitin now have an assignment option that allows for distribution of work amongst students for peer-marking.


Click here Podcasting to book your place.

An introduction on how to create an engaging and informative podcast for your students. During this hands-on session you will create and edit audio files, create a podcast to accompany lecture material and understand podcast syndication.

Learning Objects

Click here How to create multimedia Learning objects to book your place.

Do you find yourself explaining a skill or technique many times to individual students? It may be best to create a learning object to flip the classroom. If you record your "How To" Learning object using files, pictures, sound and video you'll have more time to get on with the interesting stuff in class!