Blackboard Resources for Staff

Blackboard is a web based resource that provides a platform for online learning and teaching.

If you are are new to Blackboard take a look at the Getting Started guide.  Online training in Blackboard is also available.

Use the menus along the top under the “Blackboard for Staff” heading to find help and guidance with using Blackboard.  If you have a query or technical question relating to Blackboard read the Support web page to find out how to contact us.

small_linkNew Features in Blackboard – Find out about the new features and updates that have been brought to Blackboard following the upgrade in June 2014. This includes the new Global Navigation menu, Video Everywhere, an updated text editor, staff and student avatars, the Blackboard retention centre, new assignment features including delegated and online marking, an updated discussion board format, student preview, course themes, amongst others.

small_linkTop Tips for a Successful Start to the New Academic Year – The Blackboard Team have analysed questions posed by course instructors at the beginning of the last academic year. Using the results we have composed a list of top tips to help you to have a successful start to the new academic year with Blackboard.

bb_mob_2aGet the Blackboard Mobile Learn App – Use Blackboard Mobile Learn to access Blackboard on your smartphone or tablet. You can also find guidance on making your course more suitable for mobile.