We are excited to announce the launch of a new Digital Learning website go.ncl.ac.uk/digitallearning
This new site brings together the digital learning activities taking place across the University, providing you with information, step by step guides and ideas to help you to get the most out of digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.
Visit the site to find out about:
Canvas– the University’s exciting new Virtual Learning Environment replacing Blackboard from 1st August 2020. Staff and students can find project updates, information about the support available, answers to FAQs and upcoming events.
TEL Services, lots of information about our centrally supported technologies and systems, digital exams and access to TEL guides providing you with step by step instructions.
Blended Learning, if you want to explore online educational materials and collaborative learning opportunities with traditional face-to-face delivery, visit these pages for inspiration and support.
We will be continuing to update the site with resources so please let us know if there is anything else you would like to see that can support you in your role. Get in touch at LTDS@ncl.ac.uk.
Have you heard Canvas is
coming to Newcastle?
Canvas is the University’s
new Virtual Learning Environment replacing Blackboard from August 2020. This
Roadshow event will showcase this new platform and the benefits it offers to
students and colleagues.
This is your opportunity to
meet Canvas colleagues who will be on-site for this event, see live
demonstrations of the fantastic features Canvas provides and get involved in
discussions with the Canvas and Newcastle University Project team.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions during
the sessions, but if you wish you can also pre-submit any questions you would
like the teams to answer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the sessions are tailored to specific audiences so please sign up to the most appropriate session for you. Please register now to attend.
The lntroduction to Canvas sessions will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. You can access the livestreaming links below:
Introduction to Canvas, 20th January 2020 10:00-11:00
Introduction to Canvas, 21st January 2020 9.30-10:30
Introduction to Canvas, 21st January 2020 14:00-15:00
Introduction to Canvas, 22nd January 2020 10:00-11:00
We really look forward to seeing you at one of these
The project team have been busy over the last couple of weeks and early adopters of Canvas have now been confirmed. The team have started delivering training to make sure that early adopters get the most out of this new University Virtual Learning Environment which will launch across the whole University for the 2020/21 academic year.
We are also pleased to announce that the Canvas team will be here on the 20-22 January delivering a number of roadshows giving you the chance to see the new opportunities that Canvas brings and ask any questions that you might have. We are looking forward to sharing more details about this in the next couple of weeks. To find out more about the transition to Canvas please visit the Digital Learning Website If you have any questions or would like to invite the project team to speak to colleagues in your school/service, please email email@example.com
Since we announced that Canvas will be replacing Blackboard as the University’s Virtual Learning Environment from the 2020-21 academic year, the project team have been busy attending a range of Faculty and School meetings to update colleagues on the plan for the coming months. These will continue throughout November and December to ensure we communicate with as many people as possible.
This week, the Canvas team will be on site to finalise the project plan and start work on the implementation of the system and data migration. This will be followed up next week with another onsite visit during which colleagues in LTDS, NUIT and the FMS TEL team who will be designing and delivering the training for staff and students will receive three days of intensive training from the Canvas training team.
To find out more about the transition to Canvas please visit
project site. If you have any questions or would like to invite the project
team to speak to colleagues in your school/service, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many staff often request for modules to be joined together on the Virtual Learning Environment where the content delivered on those modules is the same. When this happens, we create what is called a parent-child module. The existing modules become child modules of a newly created parent module. Combining the modules in this way means that the content only has to be added to the parent, but students continue to see the content via the child module they are enrolled in.
For example, a lecturer requests modules K1920-ABC2000 Introduction to Newcastle and K1920-ABC2004 Introduction to Newcastle (Erasmus Study Abroad) to be combined as all Continue reading Parent-Child Modules