Digital Tools Support

On this page, you will find links to a selection of promoted resources relating to supported tools used throughout the University of Lincoln. Please click on the buttons below to find support for each of the tools currently supported at Lincoln.

Blackboard (Bb) is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, providing an electronic space for staff and students to interact. It is designed to provide a dedicated site for every module.

One of the fundamental principles of Blackboard is members of staff are able to take full ownership of their sites. The freedom to make Bb sites match the way the module is delivered, building folders, creating content areas and even changing the design without having to call on a system administrator.

Support Resources:

BB_006 – Preparing for a New Academic Year – Setting up your Sites |Doc | PDF
BB_009 – Getting Started with your Site – Enrolling Colleagues | Doc | PDF | Video
BB_010 – Getting Started with your Site – Making a Site Visible to Students | Doc | PDF | Video
BB_011 – Getting Started with your Site – Common Site Issues | Doc | PDF

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page

Video Based Tutorials

Below is a link to a series of support videos which are externally hosted on YouTube:

 

Panopto is our lecture recording system. There are two types of system. One is called Panopto Desktop. This allows you to capture screens and audio to be shared online. The system is currently placed in 70 teaching spaces around the university. The second system is called Panopto. This is currently placed in nine teaching spaces around the university and allows you to record the lecture via camera as well as capturing the screen and audio.

Support Resources:

PO_002 – Configuring a Panopto Folder on a Blackboard Module Site | Doc | PDF
PO_003 – Uploading Media to a Panopto Folder Within a Module | Doc | PDF | Video
PO_005 – Downloading the Panopto App for iOS | Doc | PDF | Video

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page

Video Based Tutorials

Below is a link to a series of support videos which are externally hosted on YouTube:

 

Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Support Resources:

CO_001 – What Is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra | Doc | PDF
CO_002 – Making Collaborate Ultra Available on a Module Site | Doc | PDF

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page

Video Based Tutorials

Below is a link to a series of support videos which are externally hosted on YouTube:

Turnitin is the leading provider of text-matching software, designed to support students with their academic writing and assist in the detection of plagiarism. Turnitin is fully integrated into Blackboard and is the recommended method for student submissions of text based assignments.

Digital Education have produced some guides on online submission and helpsheets on Turnitin. These guides can be found here.

Support Resources:

TII_001 – Introduction To Turnitin | Doc | PDF
TII_002 – Creating A Turnitin Submission Point | Doc | PDF
TII_005 – Creating Rubrics with Turnitin | Doc | PDF

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page

Video Based Tutorials

Below is a link to a series of support videos which are externally hosted on YouTube:

From the start of this academic year, Lincoln has been running a pilot of the live audience participation tool called ‘Poll Everywhere’. This tool offers opportunities for increasing student participation and interactivity within lectures and seminars through online polling.

If you are currently taking part in the Poll Everywhere pilot, you can find some helpful videos to support you when using the tool in your teaching.

Support Resources:

PE_001 – What is Poll Everywhere? | Doc | PDF
PE_002 – Creating Your First Poll with Poll Everywhere | Doc | PDF
PE_003 – Using One of Your Poll Everywhere Polls with Students | Doc | PDF

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page

Video Based Tutorials

Poll Everywhere Webinar 2017 – Video

WordPress is an online platform for hosting blogs and sites. The University provides two platforms for users to work on; MyBlog for personal blog sites, and Coursework which is specifically designed to host assessed student work. WordPress is the recommended method for student blogs.

Support Resources:

WP_001 – What is WordPress? | Doc | PDF
WP_002 – Students creating sites for coursework | Doc | PDF
WP_003 – Student sites for group assessment | Doc | PDF
WP_004 – Creating a site on MyBlog | Doc | PDF
WP_005 – Creating a professional site for School/College/Departmental purposes | Doc | PDF

For a full list please visit our Blackboard page