Users of Blackboard Collaborate can expect increased functionality after an upgrade over the weekend. Nick Baker, acting director of the Office of Open Learning, said the upgrade to version 12.5 makes some significant improvements that users have been asking for.
The Office of Open Learning has extended the deadline for all Open and Online Learning Strategic Development Grants applications to Friday, May 10.
Acting director Nick Baker said the response from across campus has been phenomenal.
“We’ve had expressions of interest from every faculty, with truly innovative ideas emerging,” he said. “It has been absolutely fantastic to see so many dedicated faculty who want to explore different pedagogical approaches to support high quality online learning.”
A new grant scheme, announced today by the Office of Open Learning, will provide assistance to departments who want to expand their online and distance offerings.
The Open and Online Learning Strategic Development Grants will provide support in three categories:
Nick Baker has been appointed acting director of the Office of Open Learning for a period of one year.
Seconded from his position as learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Baker has focused on teaching improvement, curriculum design, the integration of new learning technologies, and online education over the last few years.
University Players begins its 53nd season with William Shakespeare’s ever-popular comedy Much Ado About Nothing. The play runs September 15 to 18 and 21 to 25 at Essex Hall Theatre.