Hub provides a set of educational tools to facilitate learning, communication, collaboration and assessment. It is commonly called a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). These tools include online discussions, chat, announcements quizzes, an assignment drop box, and integration with QMU email.

How to access

Hub is accessible from: http://hub.qmu.ac.uk

Information for Students
Student user guides, password rest and contact information about the Hub is available for students here.

Information for Tutors
Information and resources for tutors are available below.

Tutors who have forgotten their password should contact Information Services: Assist@qmu.ac.uk

Creating your module

Modules information and Module Coordinator enrolment are imported daily from the School Office & Registry database SITS.

If you are unable to access your module and you are the Module Coordinator, please contact the SchoolOffice@qmu.ac.uk

Student Inductions

A guide for tutors when introducing students to the Hub

Types of Submissions

From September 2018...

Individual submissions such as essays, reports and presentations will only require a digital submission to a Turnitin dropbox within the Hub module area, feedback and provisional marks are provided through Turnitin.

Using Turnitin

 

Group submissions where students are co-submitting a single piece of work will be required to submit to a Blackboard dropbox specifically configured for group submissions.

Getting Started with Assignments 

 

Student portfolios can be submitted and marked within ePortfolio system Pebble Pad

Help with ePortfolio

 

Peer Assessments are facilitated through WebPA where peers can assess each members of the group’s contribution to their work and then each student receives an adjusted mark. 

Student guide to online web peer assessment

 

Digital Examinations

At Queen Margaret University, we are using the Hub to host both formative and summative Examinations. 

 

How to get started

In liaison with Registry and Information Services, the Centre for Academic Practice has produced a guide to running an online summative assessment: this takes tutors through issues that they need to consider when running an online examination.

Guide to Online Assessment

 

Have you registered your exam?

The Centre for Academic Practice have created a checklist which will help you check the settings of the exam and help us allocate appropriate technical support for the start of the exam.

Digital Examination registration and checklist

 

Help is at hand

We are always happy to help provide guidance for tutors when developing Digital Examination in the Hub. Below you will find helpful links:

 

Centre for Academic Practice Workshops

Contact us tel@qmu.ac.uk

 

Staff Development Workshops

Tutor workshops
Workshops focusing on specific aspects of using the Hub to support learning and teaching will be provided by the Centre for Academic Practice during the summer months. To book a place at the workshops see our programme of events.

Helpful Contacts

If you have any issues regarding Hub, please contact tel@qmu.ac.uk

CAP Hub (Blackboard)

For queries or help regarding the Hub.

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CAP Hub (Blackboard)

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