Latest posts from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit blog

    Blackboard Learn Ultra Courses 2024-25

    Blackboard Learn Ultra Course Creation for 2024-25 will take place on Monday 3 June this year. After this date instructors will be able to add content and customise their new courses. We have made some improvements to the default course template based upon staff and student feedback and also enabled the AI Design Assistant. For […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 22/5/2024

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    What’s New in Blackboard Learn Ultra May 2024 

    Please find below some of the latest enhancements from the May update of Blackboard Learn Ultra that the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit would like to highlight to Instructors.  Supporting multiple performance criteria in release conditions Release conditions determine when students can view course content. Release conditions are on the content’s visibility setting on the […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 9/5/2024

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Keynote announcement: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Professor Lisa Taylor

    The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference speaker. Professor Lisa Taylor from the University of East Anglia will be joining us to present on employability in the curriculum. Lisa is Professor of Employability and Learning Innovation and Associate Dean for Employability for the Faculty of […]

    Learned Society of Wales medals

    The Learned Society of Wales  (LSW) annually awards medals to researchers who excel in their field. The medal categories celebrate excellence in several areas of achievements, with further information on each medal at – If you would like to nominate a colleague or an Early Career Researcher (ECR) please see the guidelines and nomination forms on […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 30/4/2024

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Registration now open

    Registration for the twelfth annual Learning and Teaching conference is now open. This year’s Learning and Teaching conference has the theme Equipping for Excellence: Pioneering Learning and Teaching Design and will be taking place between Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 September 2024. You can register for the conference online. Call for Proposals Staff, postgraduate teaching assistants, […]

    Weekly Resource Roundup – 16/4/2024

    As leader of our PGCTHE programme, I keep an eye out for resources to help staff teach effectively. These include webinars, podcasts, online toolkits, publications and more. Topics include active learning, online/blended teaching, accessibility/inclusion, and effective learning design based on cognitive science. Below I’ve listed items that came to my attention in the past week. In the […]

    External Speakers: Pedagodzilla Book Launch and Pod Attack 

    The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit is pleased to welcome our next external speakers on 2 and 3 May 2024, Pedagodzilla, the pedagogic podcast with the pop culture core, to Aberystwyth University. They are running a very special series of in-person events and CPD sessions on 2nd and 3rd May 2024.   Staff can book on […]