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:

Preparing for a New Academic year:
A short guide detailing how to prepare module sites for the 17/18 Academic year
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Getting Started with your Site – Enrolling Colleagues:
A short guide detailing how to Enroll colleagues on Blackboard Sites
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Getting Started with your Site – Making a Site Visible to Students:
A short guide detailing how to make a site visible so that students can access content
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Getting Started with your Site – Common Site Issues:
A short guide detailing the common issues that can be found when using or updating Blackboard
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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 Module Site:
A short guide detailing how to configure a Panopto Folder and check provisions to your module site.
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PO_005 – Downloading the Panopto App for iOS:
A short guide detailing how to download the Panopto App for iOS based devices
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PO_006 – Downloading the Panopto App for Android:
A short guide detailing how to download the Panopto App for Android based devices
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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?:
A short guide which explains the basic principles of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and what the software is capable of
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CO_002 – Using Blackboard Collaborate:
A short guide detailing how to use Blackboard Collaborate
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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
A short guide giving an overview of Turnitin and the features that it has.
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TII_002 – Creating a Turnitin Submission Point
A short guide detailing how to create a submission point
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TII_005 – Creating Rubrics with Turnitin
A short guide detailing how to create Rubrics with turnitin
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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 – How to Sign Up and Register for the Poll Everywhere Pilot – Video

PE_002 – The Kinds of Questions You Can Create with Poll Everywhere – Video

PE_003 – Creating a Survey with Poll Everywhere – Video

Poll Everywhere Webinar 2017 – Video