Projects

Our current projects are listed below, along with selected past projects. If you are running, or thinking about running, an e-learning project we'd love to hear about it. We can help with a range of things (resources permitting), such as:

The earlier you involve us the more help we can offer, so please contact us.

Active projects

You can also view a list of our recently completed projects.

ProjectDetailsScaleExpected completion
Blackboard course consistency Student-led research project looking into which content students find most useful on Blackboard and the most effective ways to structure it. University-wide In place for 18-19 academic year
Blackboard course review Blackboard course reviews are being promoted. These are an opportunity both to check courses meet basic standards and to further improve the experience of both students and staff. University-wide  Ongoing
Blackboard external managed hosting We will move Blackboard to a more robust, reliable managed-hosted service this summer. University-wide July 2017
Blackboard upgrade and interface improvements Upgrade to newer version. Additional features will include drag and drop of files, an online classroom tool (Collaborate) and a more mobile friendly design. We will take the opportunity to improve the layout and bring the graphical feel in line with other student facing systems. University-wide August 17
Bristol Futures Open Courses Online and blended learning designers in the TELED team are working with the lead educators on design and development of Bristol Futures open courses. University-wide Ongoing
Bristol Future Study Skills The digital materials developer in TELED is working with the Study Skills team based in the Library to create online study skills materials. University-wide Ongoing
Digital classroom event As part of BILT launch we will be hosting a demonstration of the latest digital classroom technology: a fully configured active learning environment with six collaborative tables and screens, thirty-six chairs, and wireless technology that enables students at each table to share their content and co-create digital information. - Running from 5th June for 3 weeks
Eesysoft Messaging and Reports This project is to evaluate the two Eesysoft products which link into Blackboard. 1) Messaging which will allow is to provide context specific support to aid the use of tools in Blackboard. 2) Reports allow us to track use of elements of Blackboard at a granular level. University-wide July 2017
Electronic management of assessment (EMA) From 2017-18 TELED will offer dedicated support to Schools to review current approaches to coursework submission and marking and support implementation of standardised workflows for electronic management of assessment (EMA).  This project will be phased over three years. University-wide July 2020
Exhibitor Pro innovation project  TEL have purchased 4 x 1 year licences for Exhibita Pro to support 2nd year History of Art students ‘Virtual Exhibition Curation’ project. The software is also being used by other units within the History of Art dept. History of Art July 2017
Learning analytics institutional audit Review of our institutional capacity to engage with learning analytics, and to act on the data we collect. University-wide Recently completed
Lecture capture in Social Science and Law using the Panopto system

Using an externally-hosted service to make audio, computer screen, and (occasionally) video recordings from lectures available to students in a semi-automated way.

Final recordings being made in Teaching Block 2 and then moving to a Read-only service August 2015.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law only Currently funded until August 2017
Mediasite upgrade Upgrade to the software that supports Mediasite recording delivery allowing recordings to play in Browsers without the need for support for Flash. University-wide July 2017
Rich Media in Education Using the Mediasite desktop recorder to examine how using rich media can change teaching and learning in face to face and other sessions. University-wide Ongoing
TurningPoint migration and extension Synchronised with the roll-out of Office 2016 (part of the Digital Workspace project) in July University-wide In progress