Category Archives: Blackboard

Achievements tool

As part of the recent Blackboard upgrade, a new feature called Achievements will be made available. This tool allows staff to create digital badges that can be awarded to students, either manually or automatically according to a defined set of criteria, … Continue reading

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Blackboard upgrade – Changes to Blackboard Collaborate

After the upcoming Blackboard upgrade is complete, there will be improvements around using Blackboard Collaborate inside Blackboard sites. Currently, staff can only have a single session of Collaborate Ultra. After the upgrade, staff will be able to schedule different sessions in their … Continue reading

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Solution to support the upload of media files is now available

A new solution has been integrated with Blackboard which will allow students and staff to upload media files (currently up to 2GB in size), such as video assignments and video/ audio feedback.

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Example Module Site

We have created an example Module Site to demonstrate best practise in adhering to the Threshold Standards. Included in the site is a video explaining how you can meet the Threshold Standards. You copy example text over to your own … Continue reading

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Review of the first two phases of the Assessment Journey Programme

We are now coming into the third and final year of the Assessment Journey Programme! To keep yourself updated on the progress of the programme so far, please find: Review of the first two phases of the Assessment Journey Programme

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NEW Batch Upload tool on Blackboard

We would like to announce the launch of a tool to help staff manage assessment online. The tool enables the bulk download of student work and the upload of feedback file attachments and marks generated electronically outside of Blackboard into Grade Centre … Continue reading

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Blackboard Related Screencasts

Four screencasts have been created to help support members of staff within the ACES department. These provide step-by-step instructions on how to use student preview, create RLO’s, mark offline submissions and create feedback rubrics.

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How to set up Online Submission Points

This video guide aims to demonstrate how you can set up a submission point in Blackboard:

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