During the Blackboard Learning and Teaching Conference this year I gave an impromptu demonstration of a Blackboard course we use as part of our “Introduction to Blackboard” staff training course. This resulted in many enquiries about this course so I’m writing a short blog post for those who have asked for more information.
Each month our Blackboard service is used by more than 24,000 members of the University. Less than 1% of those customers contact ServiceLine with a query about the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. Most of these queries can be answered by referring to our web pages. Those who do raise a ticket will usually find they have received a resolution very quickly. With this in mind here are some quick tips based on queries we have been receiving lately.
- “Widescreen” mode – for students and staff
- (Un)Available courses – for students and staff
- Guest Access– for staff but benefits students
- Tidying up your course list and enabling “terms” – for students and staff
- Course Banners – for staff but benefits students
Would you like to embed information from Twitter into your Blackboard course?
Check out our new guide on our support website: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/computing/elearn/blackboard/addtwitter.html
If you have any questions or feedback please send them to ServiceLine@soton.ac.uk
If you’ve been using Blackboard as long as I have your My Courses box is probably rather long. It has always been possible to hide courses but we have recently enabled a new feature called “terms”.