The Summer 2018 Blackboard upgrade is now complete.Read more
Register now for digital learning training and support, available for Ulster staff during Spring Semester 2018.Read more
The Blackboard inline grading tool is changing.Read more
Register now for the Digital Learning Webinar Series, six short online seminars about digital learning at Ulster.Read more
Digital Learning Infrastructure
We maintain, develop and enhance the institutional VLE - Blackboard Learn - and associated learning technologies, infrastructure and business processes. In partnership with academic colleagues, we continually review the digital learning environment at Ulster and make recommendations for enhancements based on sound pedagogic evidence.
We inspire and support our academic colleagues to enhance the student experience through the use of appropriate tools and technologies. We recognise the unique challenges of providing flexible solutions and offer enhanced support and systems to colleagues delivering blended and fully online courses. We maintain communities of practice, such as the eLearning course directors's forum, for academic staff to share best-practice pedagogic approaches for online delivery.
Support and Training
In addition to providing telephone and online support, we maintain a digital learning knowledge base that both staff and students can access, and we deliver training and seminars to support academic staff to make the best use of technology in their teaching.
Creative Media and Web Development
The Office for Digital Learning collaborates with academic teams to develop award winning, rich-media, interactive learning content. Examples include The Virtual Academy and Physio Learn. We develop and maintain a number of web applications and systems to support teaching and learning, academic administration, community partnerships and schools engagement.