What is Blackboard?


Blackboard is your virtual learning environment and essential to your studies. You access Blackboard by logging into MyHallam. Almost all taught modules are supported by a Blackboard site, with separate organisation sites that support your course or programme of study, and some Hallam Union societies.

These sites contain information such as course handbooks, lecture slides and notes, staff details, reading lists and your grades, as well as tools such as assessments, discussion boards and blogs, depending on how your tutors have chosen to use them.

How do I access Blackboard?

Downloading course material: What is Alternative Format?

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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. You can choose from a variety of formats including HTML and e-book for reading on mobile devices and versions that improve the experience of using assistive technologies.

Alternative format download options

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