The past fortnight's news from schools around the University
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the University of Bristol. Selecting a link will take you to the full story within that school's website.
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four days ago
Work on Blackboard this morning 22/09/2016 is now complete
IT Services have now finished the work that they were doing on Blackboard to re-enable the overnight feed of student users, courses and enrolments from SITS into Blackboard. The feeds have been successfully re-run and all data in Blackboard should now be up to date.
five days ago
Short Blackboard outage from 7:00-7:30 am, Thursday 22nd September 2016
IT Services need to take Blackboard down for a short period (7:00-7:30 am) on Thursday morning. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope that scheduling it at this early time will minimise disruption. The work is necessary to re-enable the automated overnight feed of new student users, courses, and enrolments from SITS into Blackboard (which failed […]
seven days ago
What’s hopping around in your pond?
A free, innovative educational app that teaches children about the lifecycle and habitats of tadpoles has been developed and launched by computer science students from the University of Bristol.
Make Blackboard courses available to students
As an Instructor, if under “My Courses” on your Blackboard home page you see “not currently available” or “unavailable” after the course name, this means the course is unavailable to students. Instructors can still access and edit the course. Once your course is ready for students to use, ensure that it is made available as follows: […]
ten days ago
First joint ACCIS and NCC conference a great success.
The 9th ACCIS Conference, held jointly with the NCC on 13th September at the Bristol-based National Composites Centre, has been deemed a great success. The conference, which attracted nearly 300 delegates showcased the latest developments in composites research and manufacture.
eleven days ago
The rise of the internet has reduced voter turnout
Research published today by Dr Stephan Heblich of the University of Bristol shows that during the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout.
What dinosaurs' colour patterns say about their habitat
After reconstructing the colour patterns of a well-preserved dinosaur from China, researchers from the University of Bristol have found that the long-lost species Psittacosaurus (meaning "parrot lizard", a reference to its parrot-like beak) was light on its underside and darker on top.
twelve days ago
Pioneering research paves the way towards exascale optical networks
In the face of increasing bandwidth demands, ground-breaking research between the University of Bristol and the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) in Japan, has demonstrated solutions for network infrastructure to address the looming network capacity crunch.
Open Day at Langford Vets
Langford Vets, the clinical arm of the University of Bristol's Vet School, will open its doors to the public on Sunday 18 September for a family and dog-friendly Open Day.
We are currently collecting information on critical activities for Blackboard and QuestionMark Perception for this coming academic year. Critical activities are those for which it is essential that TEL systems such as Blackboard or QMP are available, such as assignment submissions or online exams. Critical activity information is very important as it is used to schedule […]
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