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New in Blackboard: Student My Grades

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. The student My Grades tool has a refreshed look and feel with newly introduced filtering and ordering options, including viewing only graded, upcoming (in progress or not started),…

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New in Blackboard: Date Management

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. The Date Management tool allows the availability and due dates for existing items in a Blackboard site to be easily adjusted from a single location. This includes…

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New in Blackboard: Student Preview

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. The new Student Preview mode enables you to experience your site exactly as your students do, e.g. view available content, submit assignments, take tests, create discussion posts,…

2014/15 sites are now copied

The process of automatically copying Blackboard sites for the 2014/15 academic year is now complete, and you will be able to access your new sites and start preparing them. Staff enrolments will be carried across to the new sites. You will need to use the Staff Enrolment Tool in the Control Panel to add any…

Supported time sessions for preparing 2014/15 Blackboard sites

Over the summer months, staff will be preparing their 2014/15 Blackboard sites so they are ready to use with students. Supported time sessions will be available from June through to September where you can prepare your site with a member of the central and/or faculty Technology Enhanced Learning teams on hand to explain the process and…

Blackboard maintenance – Friday 11 April 2014

Please note that shuspace and Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours from 18:00 on Friday 11 April 2014 for scheduled maintenance. During this time staff and students will not be able to access shuspace and Blackboard sites. Therefore please avoid scheduling teaching and learning activities in Blackboard during this short period, such as…

Places are still available for ’roundtable’ discussions on different technologies and different teaching approaches

There are still places available on the current series of ‘roundtable’ events. The events provide an opportunity for informal discussion about enhancing teaching through the use of technology. Discussions are scheduled that focus on the application of specific technologies (such as Blackboard Collaborate, electronic voting systems, and Google apps), and there are those that concentrate…