The past fortnight's news from schools around the University
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the University of Bristol. Selecting a link will take you to the full story within that school's website.
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Simplify ‘My Courses’
Are you having trouble finding the right course in your ‘My Courses’ list on Blackboard? This handy video may save you some time.
Tips to improve your course design in Blackboard
We’ve put together a series of very short (~1 minute) videos with some of our top tips for Blackboard course design: http://digitaleducation.blogs.ilrt.org/category/top-tips/ Topics include: improving your menu, decluttering your course, and previewing as a student. More to come over the next few days.
nine days ago
What’s hopping around in your pond?
A free, innovative educational app that teaches children about the lifecycle and habitats of tadpoles has been developed and launched by computer science students from the University of Bristol.
Make Blackboard courses available to students
As an Instructor, if under “My Courses” on your Blackboard home page you see “not currently available” or “unavailable” after the course name, this means the course is unavailable to students. Instructors can still access and edit the course. Once your course is ready for students to use, ensure that it is made available as follows: […]
twelve days ago
First joint ACCIS and NCC conference a great success.
The 9th ACCIS Conference, held jointly with the NCC on 13th September at the Bristol-based National Composites Centre, has been deemed a great success. The conference, which attracted nearly 300 delegates showcased the latest developments in composites research and manufacture.
thirteen days ago
The rise of the internet has reduced voter turnout
Research published today by Dr Stephan Heblich of the University of Bristol shows that during the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout.
What dinosaurs' colour patterns say about their habitat
After reconstructing the colour patterns of a well-preserved dinosaur from China, researchers from the University of Bristol have found that the long-lost species Psittacosaurus (meaning "parrot lizard", a reference to its parrot-like beak) was light on its underside and darker on top.
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