Collaborating

If you are collaborating with fellow students, teachers or externals, you can use the features of Teams and Blackboard to do this digitally.

Collaborating in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is part of Office 365 and offers various ways to collaborate with teachers, students, researchers and external partners.

  • Video calls and chats.
  • Collaborate on Office files (such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Taking shared notes.
  • Pitching and presenting.

Want to know more about the features in Teams? Take a look at the Microsoft Teams instruction videos.

To access Teams, choose 'Office 365' on start.nhlstenden.com. Then choose 'Teams'. You can also download Teams, so you do not need a browser to use the application. You can minimize technical complications by taking the following points into account:

  • Update the operating system of your laptop or device.
  • Are you using the browser version of Teams? If so, we advise you to use the most current version of the web browser Chrome.

If you experience any problems using Teams, please contact the Service Desk.

Collaborating in Blackboard

Through Blackboard's functions, you can collaborate with students, teachers and external partners in a variety of ways. For instance, you can also organise workshop sessions online. Other features include:

  • Maintaining contact with fellow students and teachers via chat or forum
  • Creating break-out groups
  • Using a shared whiteboard
  • Sharing application screens

Would you like to know more about the possibilities of Blackboard? Watch the Blackboard Collaborate introduction video or check the detailed instruction page.

If you are going to attend lectures on Blackboard, you can minimize technical complications by taking the following into account:

  • Update the operating system of your laptop or device.
  • Preferably use the latest version of the Chrome web browser.

If you experience any problems using Blackboard, please contact the Service Desk.

Netiquette online education

In order to smoothly run online meetings, classes and presentations, it is useful to adhere to certain guidelines. For example, make sure you are timely behind the right online platform, test your camera in advance and mute your microphone when you are not speaking.

If you provide a presentation or workshop yourself, you can insert the sheet below. This allows you to in advance indicate your rules to your fellow students. You may adjust the content so that it perfectly matches your meeting or presentation. After all, NHL Stenden has many different working methods, which means that these rules for online education are not fixed.