Digital Education at LYIT is housed within the Blackboard Learn virtual learning environment. This forms the basis for delivery of digital course content, at the Institution, and is supported by a range of tools and platforms that provide enhanced opportunity for student learning.
Core supported platforms include:
Blackboard, LYIT's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), is not simply a repository of learning materials but an environment where collaboration, assessment and feedback can take place. Both staff and students have access to Blackboard where the modules associated with their course or subject will reside.
Collaborate Ultra is a video meeting tool built into the version of Blackboard Learn used at LYIT. It provides opportunity to meet in a digital space, online, within the module environment, where learning activities may reside.
Turnitin is an assignment submission, marking and plagiarism detection tool. It has a powerful feedback feature so staff can mark papers electronically and students can see their feedback in digital form. Turnitin is accessed from within Blackboard Learn.
MS-Office 365 contains a range of apps and technologies that can assist with the teaching and learning practices at LYIT. A few popular applications include TEAMS; OneDrive; OneNote; Yammer (a commenting application); Microsoft-Lens.