You access all the main tools that you'll need for your time at SHU, including your Blackboard sites, email, timetables, My Student Record and the Library Gateway, via shuspace.

Find out what you might expect to find in your Blackboard sites.

You can access your Blackboard sites, and read and contribute to discussion boards from your tablet or mobile device via Blackboard Mobile Learn.

Turnitin is a database of academic sources, student papers and websites which your work can be checked against for signs of plagiarism. Any work you upload for assessment purposes may be put through this service.

When you submit work through Turnitin you will receive an originality report, detailing how much of your work's content was matched with the resource database. Find out what this means.

You tutor may request that you use a discussion board within a Blackboard site. Find out more about this tool.

You can get grades but not feedback, which you still need to access on the web version of Blackboard

A wiki is one of the collaborative tools you might be asked to use in Blackboard. Find out what it is and how to use it.

Find out about Blackboard Collaborate, a webinar tool you might use in some classes.

Information about where to get support on using the blog tool which is available inside of some Blackboard sites.

You can view your marks for assessments completed or submitted in Blackboard via the Blackboard App once they are made available by your tutors. Marks can be accessed in 2 ways - click to read more.

PebblePad is a versatile digital platform that can be used for sharing and publishing content online or with a restricted number of users (such as other students on your course or your academic tutors). Pebblepad has many functionalities but at Sheffield Hallam it has been typically used to evidence work and competencies from placement, creating a portfolio of work or build an electronic CV.

Your course materials on Blackboard can consist of many different file types. Wherever you see the Alternative Format icon next to a file name, you can choose to download that file in a version that is best for your needs.