Blackboard (branded as MyStudies) is the University’s virtual learning environment, that can be used from anywhere, at any time of the day or night.
Blackboard is widely used as a way to get resources for your subject or module, to your students. In addition there are also many other tools for:
- Content delivery
- Interactive learning tools
Blackboard allows you, and your students, to create (amongst other things) blogs, wikis and pod casts. It enables opportunities for students to be involved in collaborative group work and individual assessments. There are self marked tests and plagiarism checking facilities through Turnitin.
To get started with Blackboard, the first step is to get to know the Blackboard system … to log in and navigate around the system and try things out. Contact the Blackboard team for an account if you haven’t got one – firstname.lastname@example.org
There are regular drop in sessions (usually every week) to help you in using the system, where you can come, ask questions, get things fixed and get help with what you are trying to do. These sessions are advertised on a weekly basis.