Programme Design and Learning Technology Team

Blackboard Mobile and library books

Student using a computer

Access the York TEL Handbook for recommended approaches to supporting learning with technology

Review the tool-set (.pdf) to support student learning (Word version of tool-set also available).

The  team provides professional advice and support to academic departments in the development of their degree programmes, with particular emphases on:

  • effective programme design to support students’ achievement of ambitious and stretching programme learning outcomes, and
  • the effective use of centrally supported learning technologies for learning, teaching and assessment.

This work is informed by the principles of the York Pedagogy and by the opportunities to take forward departments’ enhancement plans and other priorities arising from the implementation phase of the York Pedagogy initiative.  Our work is also informed by knowledge of good practice and resources across disciplines and in the wider sector.



Strategic project areas


End-to-end online submission, marking and feedback

Lecture capture

Automated capture and distribution of lecture recordings

VLE Exam

High-stakes computer-based assessment

Mobile learning

Activity and resource design for mobile devices


Online platforms for portfolio and creative assessments


Online seminars, group work and collaboration

General guidance and policies

Yorkshare runs on Blackboard Learn 9.1, 2017 Q4 Release.