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April 2024 Blackboard Learn Ultra Update


The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit would like to highlight enhancements in three areas to Instructors for the November Blackboard Learn Ultra Update:

  • Anonymous posts for discussions
  • Improvements to feedback and Gradebook calculations

For more detail, take a look at our blogpost: April 2024 Blackboard Learn Ultra Update

Using the library study rooms


We know it’s annoying if you want to use a library study room but they’re all booked up.

It’s even more annoying if the room is booked, but no one is using it.

Please cancel your bookings if you no longer need them – email – and we’ll free the room up for other students.  

Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance 20.04.2024


Turnitin will be unavailable between 15:00 and 20:00 on Saturday 20 April 2024 for scheduled maintenance.

During this time, you will be unable to submit or grade any assessments.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Findings from the IS User Survey 2023


Thank you to everyone who took time to share their thoughts in our annual Information Services User Survey last November. 

Although the numbers of respondents to the 2023 Survey was down on the previous year, your comments and feedback have been as valuable as ever. We try our best but it can be hard for us to view our services and systems from a user's perspective every time. By sharing your thoughts and experiences, you help us to assess, prioritise and develop our services to better meet your needs.

And many congratulations to International Politics student Archie Freeman, who won the £100 voucher in our prize draw. 

Graduate Digital Skills Profile Services: Week 8


The last profile of our digital skills series is here! Discover how mastering Cysill and Cysgeir during her time at AU supported Manon’s professional journey. Stay tuned for our new employer profile series, returning in October ‘24! ??  

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Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit sessions


11/04    Staff Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: How can AI support Learning, Teaching, Research and Admin

11/04    E-learning Essentials: Preparing your Online Exams (L & T: Online)

15/04    Re-thinking Assessment in the Age of AI (L&T)

18/04    Generative AI Guidance for Staff (L&T Online)

18/04    E-learning Essentials: Preparing your Online Exams (L & T: Online)

23/04    Generative AI Discussion Forum (L&T Online)

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Graduate Digital Skills Profile Series: Week 6


Week 6 of our series is here! Gabriela shares how she honed her programming and photography skills with LinkedIn Learning while at AU ??‍????

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Call for Proposals: The 12th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference


Staff, postgraduate teaching assistants, and students are invited to submit proposals for the 12th Annual Aberystwyth University Learning and Teaching Conference held 10-12 September 2024.

Submit and view the call for proposals online.

If you have any queries, please email    

Vevox webinar series


Vevox are running a couple of online webinars showcasing innovative ways in which it can be integrated into teaching.

To view the sessions and sign up for your place, see our recent blogpost.



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Begin a new chapter - Learn more about apps to help your reading habits


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