Q. Where can I find the UoN 'E-tivities' template?


You can find 'E-titivites' templates on the S.H.E.D. - Sharing Higher Education Design organisation within the area 'session level design' > 'E-tivity Templates'.

These are HTML tables containing icons and text which can assist you in the design of 'Active Blended Learning' sessions. 

You will not be able to copy the table from the S.H.E.D site as you will be enrolled as a participant.


How to copy the E-tivities template into your own site.

  • Download the attached .zip file [see links]
  • Import into your NILE site by going to: 'Site Management' > 'Packages and Utilities' > 'Import Package' 
  • Select > 'Import Package' > 'Browse My Computer' > Choose the option 'Select All' > then select 'Submit'.

    [note if you do not click 'Select All' the content area is not added to the package] 


This will add a new left navigation link to your site titled 'E-tivities' that contains a folder with examples of the different 'e-tivities' tables.

You will want to select the option to make this unavailable to students:

It will then display as below: 

When you click the link you will see that it contains a folder titled 'E-tivity Templates', inside here you will find a number of items.

We suggest you make a copy the 'E-tivities Template' item into the area you wish to deploy it:

In 'Copy' Window select 'Browse' then select the folder you want the item copied in to. (e.g 'Module Activities').

Once the item is copied into the correct area, you can edit the item by selecting 'Edit' from the drop-down menu.

Rename the item and amend the text to suit your E-tivity.


Please note that the E-tivity table will only display correctly on most mobile devices, when maximum width of the items in the second column is under 300 pixels. 

If you wish to use media in your E-tivity such as video or images, please either resize them by following the steps on this FAQ: 'How can I format tables and images in NILE, to display correctly on the Blackboard App and Screen Readers?' or add them in a separate item above the E-tivity template and refer to these in your instructions. 


  • Last Updated Sep 17, 2019
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  • Answered By Richard Byles

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