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. Training available
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.Case studies available

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.

If you have any Blackboard queries of a technical nature, please contact the NUIT Service Desk or if you would like more general support with using Blackboard in learning and teaching contact LTDS.

Blackboard Rollover

Every July, the University rolls over all active Blackboard modules into a new version for the new academic year. All of your teaching materials are copied over into the new modules but are hidden from student view to allow you to make any necessary changes before you make them available. The Blackboard_Module_Rollover_Guide will help you to understand what happens to your content and what you need to do to get your modules ready for the new year.

Blackboard Training

We offer a number of workshops on a wide range of Blackboard features.

View and book available sessions.

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