About eLearning

The aim of the Faculty eLearning team is to support all staff in the constituent Schools of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences in meeting the aims of the University’s eLearning Strategy. The eLearning Team provides the following:


  • eLearning helpdesk: email and phone support to answer queries, provide advice and resolve problems for academic and administrative staff via elearning@manchester.ac.uk , or by phoning Virtual Service Desk on 65544
  • Responsive face to face eLearning support service: can be obtained by emailing the EPS eLearning team on elearning@manchester.ac.uk and making an appointment,  or visiting the eLearning Lounge in Room C55 Sackville Street Building

Training and workshops

  • Custom training and workshops: for academic staff, admin staff, and support to schools for developing induction sessions for students

Advice and support

  • Content design and development – in graphics and multimedia development
  • Software and tools for content development
  • eAssessment

Project work

  • Undertaking specialist development projects as agreed at eLearning Steering Group (eLSG) meetings
  • Advising on issues relating to Blackboard for Start of Year and and End of Year projects
  • Piloting new technologies and improvements to existing services

Service development & enhancement

  • e.g. Horizon scanning for new innovations

About the Author

avatar 'The inventor of the system deserves to be ranked among the best contributions to learning and science, if not the greatest benefactors of mankind' Josiah F. Bumstead. When I first read this quotation I assumed it was about recent technology perhaps a new social media tool, or a new Virtual Learning Environment. But this quotation is from the rhetoric of 1841, and it is about the benefits of the chalkboard, or blackboard system.