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Blackboard is a virtual learning environment (VLE) that you will use to access information and services to support you in your studies. This can include your module handbook, a week-by-week outline of your module, and assessment briefs. You can also use use it participate in online discussions and live online teaching sessions.
The Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement (LIDE) team have made a page of frequently asked questions. It covers submissions made by Turnitin, Blackboard Assignment, and Panopto.
You can view your provisional marks after you've submitted your coursework and it has been marked. You will also be able to see feedback in the form of comments left for you by your module leader.
Your final marks will be published once an Examiner's Meeting has approved them. The Student Hub pages have more information about how and when your marks will be published.
If you are using Windows it is recommended to use Chrome and Jaws screen reader. Jaws is a available on all Unversity computers.
If you are using a Mac, if is recommended to use Safari and VoiceOver (a screen reader built into the Mac OS X operating system).
The Blackboard Help website has information about common keyboard shortcuts you can use to navigate Blackboard.
Blackboard Collaborate includes a range of features that can support you when you are accessing online classes and appointments. They include:
If you have a technical problem logging in to Blackboard, you should contact the IT Service Desk.
The IT Service Desk is open between 08:30-18:00, from Monday to Friday.
When you are preparing to join an online teaching session, there are some simple tips that will help you connect easily:
The Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement (LIDE) team have created a checklist of steps to work through to resolve the issue.
The Learning Development and Digital Engagement (LIDE) team FAQ page can help answer most issues you might have.
You can also email them: email@example.com
Remember to include your student ID, the name or ID of the module, and the name of the coursework assessment.
If you've submitted the wrong file as a coursework submission, contact your module leader as well as the LIDE team.
This guide was written by Terry Bassett.
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