Blackboard is Newcastle University's institutionally supported Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Blackboard is a web-based application accessible 24/7 at any location with an internet connection. A Blackboard module is a self-contained space to which you can add a multitude of content.
This can include lecture materials, ReCap recordings, formative and summative assessment, timely feedback and opportunities for collaboration using the many tools available. This will all help to consolidate and enhance face-to-face delivery and support blended learning.
Blackboard is linked with SAP (Student Lifecycle Management) to automatically create modules and assign students to those modules, giving students access to learning material as soon as a module has commenced.
LTDS deliver regular training sessions and also offer advice and guidance on the tools and features available to support teaching and learning, administration and research. In addition to this, the Learning and Teaching Development blog has Blackboard resources including answers to frequently asked questions and enhancement features. You will also find examples of best practice use of Blackboard from across the University on the LTDS Case Studies page.
For details of upcoming training sessions, please visit the LTDS Workshops section.