What will I find in my Blackboard site?

When you access a Blackboard site it will take you directly to the site homepage, which displays recent announcements and notifications. On the left hand side of every page is the site menu, which contains links to all the other areas of the site. The content of the site menu may vary between your different Blackboard sites, depending on the information and tools your module leader or tutor uses; however, the default menu items should consist of:

For module sites

  • Module Documents - general information about the module such as the handbook
  • Staff Details - information and contact details of staff members teaching you on the module
  • Learning Materials - the material relating to mandatory lectures/seminars on the module, for example lecture slides or handouts
  • Assessment - information on assessments or tests, such as essay briefs or assessment criteria and assessment submission points will be available here
  • Support Resources¬†- additional resources to support your learning on the module, for example web links and a link to your Resource List Online
  • My Grades - access to the feedback and grades from previous assignments on the module
  • Blackboard Help - a gateway to the Knowledge Base, a directory of self-help resources about Blackboard

For organisation sites

  • Course Information - general information about the course such as the course handbook and module options
  • Support Resources - additional resources to support your learning on the course
  • Staff Details - information and contact details of the academic and support staff members on the course
  • Student Reps - information and contact details about the student reps on your course
  • Blackboard Help - a gateway to the Knowledge Base, a directory of self-help resources about Blackboard
  • You may find extra content areas on organisation sites, such as information directed at individual cohorts or groups, or wider information about the University
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