What’s new in Blackboard? Summer 2016

Following the Blackboard upgrade (scheduled from 6pm on Friday 5th to midday on Sunday 7th August 2016), there will be some changes to functionality and in the way in which help and support is provided and presented in shuspace and Blackboard. Help and support The Bb support ‘tab’ has moved to the right-hand side of…

Changes to Bb Support in Blackboard

Following the upcoming Blackboard upgrade (scheduled from 6pm on Friday 5th to midday on Sunday 7th August 2016), there will be changes to the way help and support articles are presented within Blackboard. ‘Where has the Bb Support tab gone?’ The Bb Support tab will move to the right-hand side of the screen and will be…

2015/16 Blackboard sites have now been copied

The process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2015/16 academic year is now complete, and you can access your new sites and start preparing them. Staff enrolments have been carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the Staff Enrolment Tool in the Control Panel to add any new staff or unenrol…

TEL guide for course planning teams published

Members of the TEL team and Assessment Journey Programme have recently compiled a resource to assist course planning teams in ensuring effective use of technology for learning, teaching and assessment during revalidation. The ‘Design with Online in Mind‘ leaflet provides information about key considerations related to the use of technology and links to other resources…

Preparing your 2014/15 Blackboard sites

Ensure that your Blackboard sites for 2014/15 are ready to use and available to students by the start of teaching. The TEL Help site contains a checklist we have created and contacts to support you with preparing your Blackboard sites before making them available to students. The checklist covers: updating staff enrolments and their contact details…

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New in Blackboard: Assignment grade settings

This article is part of a series explaining the new features and changes that will be introduced as part of the Blackboard upgrade scheduled for 11-13 July 2014. When setting up assignments you will notice there are some changes to way that the Create Assignment page looks and some additional options available. Many settings are now hidden…