More targeted phishing attacks involving Blackboard

We continue to receive a number of reports of staff and students receiving emails which appear to have been sent from Blackboard, or other University services such as the Library, asking them to provide their log-in details or directing them to a website that pretends to be a Blackboard website and asks them to login.

These emails are, in some cases, bypassing the spam filter by using addresses which appear to be from IT Services have been made aware of this and are looking into the matter.

If you receive reports of this from students, please ask them not to provide any information – we never ask for log-in details – and to delete the emails. If you are unsure about the origin of a message, please let us know and we can advise you whether it is genuine or not.

If you have any questions, please email

Places available for “TEL essentials” workshops in Feb and March

Places are still available for the “TEL essentials” workshop in February and March.  This course is for teaching staff and aims to provide you with an overview of technology enhanced learning (TEL) and assessment. It provides some principles and strategies underpinning successful use of TEL, focussing particularly on a blended context where students have a mixture of online and face-to-face learning experiences. During the course activities you will also be able to try out a range of technologies.

For further information and booking please see the Staff Development website.