Based on feedback from users, we have made some changes to the standard template for Blackboard courses to improve clarity and usability for staff and students alike. This means that when you open Blackboard in September you will see some changes to how the tabs are laid out.
The module template now contains guidance on what should go on each page.
Only staff can see this content – this is invisible to students (try the Student Preview to see this in action). Once you have set up your course area for the new academic year, you can delete this information if you wish.
The Assessment tab has been separated out so as to be more easily identified. All assignments and information relating to them should be included on this tab. For information about which would be the best system to use for your assignment, see our handy flow chart. For information about setting up assignments see our guidance on using Blackboard and Turnitin for assessment.
Don’t forget to edit the welcome message to include the name of the module leader and a contact email (see how to edit your welcome message here).
For more advice about your Blackboard modules:
If you have any queries, contact the Technology Enhanced Learning Unit at TEL@worc.ac.uk