The session started with a brief recap of how Blackboard usage has grown at the university, with the system now being classed as “mission critical”. A move to module-site delivery and a consistent approach resulted in a set of protocols being developed, and these were shown during the webinar, along with other support available, such as a staff-facing knowledgebase.
Access to these resources can be found via the Staff tab on Blackboard, along with the route to accessing your Blackboard module site, which was demonstrated during the webinar.
The option to review and reuse existing content was highlighted, and a tour of an exemplar site showed how a course could be organised; following the protocols and making the most of the tools available.
A quick walkthrough of adding a profile picture to your site, and making a screen-recording introduction to your course then followed.
Finally, there was a quick update on some system changes that are being planned for 2018/19
A additional question asked outside of the recording was about creating a banner on Blackboard.
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