Blackboard Upgrade – Interface changes

After the Blackboard upgrade at the end of July, there will be some changes to the interface in Blackboard and shuspace. shuspace is being refreshed as part of the upgrade, with a new banner at the top and a modern look and feel for the channels and tabs. Some of the less used areas have…

Blackboard upgrade – Assessment-related tool changes

As part of the upcoming Blackboard upgrade there are some changes to tools used for assessment and marking that are worth highlighting. Based on data which is being collected by Faculty teams this summer, we will try to create as many summative assessment items in your Blackboard site as we can, including reassessments. This means we…

Reminder: Blackboard upgrade 28-30 July

This is a reminder about the Blackboard upgrade taking place at the end of July. The upgrade will start at 6pm on Friday 28th July 2017 and is expected to be completed on the afternoon of Saturday 29th July 2017. However, Blackboard should be considered at risk throughout all of Sunday 30th July, which means…

Reminder: Make your 2015/16 Blackboard sites available

With the start of the new academic year being upon us, don’t forget to make your Blackbaord sites available so that your students can access them. To check if a site is available, just log in to shuspace and look at the list of your Blackboard sites.  If ‘(unavailable to students)’ appears next to the name of…

Blackboard Assignment receipts go live

We are pleased to announce a new receipting feature for our students when they submit their work online via a Blackboard Assignment. After their work is submitted, students will receive an email receipt confirming the details of their submission. For group assignments, all members of the group will receive an email confirming the group submission. All…