New Blackboard Developments for 2018/9 – March Update

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The project streams documented in our iLead Blackboard Development post are progressing well and to plan.  The following information is still very much in draft form, but should give a flavour of how it might look.  Please note that the images below are mock-up screenshots and are subject to change.

The process for creating, claiming and getting started with your Blackboard sites will change for 2018/9 academic year. The introduction of enhanced automation will create a much faster process, with you in control.

For a new Blackboard site to be created the lead tutor needs to be added to the associated module (MAV) on SITS. A data collection exercise, managed by Data Management, will take place between 16th April and 18th May when you will be asked if a Blackboard site is required for a MAV, and to identify the Module Lead for each module delivery.  This data will be imported into SITS and, via an automated process on a yet to be specified date, a Blackboard site is created and will appear in a “Pending” section of the identified individual’s Blackboard courses list.  We are also working on a solution to manage future changes to this data.

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Once your site is on Blackboard, you will be able to run a set-up programme that will walk you through the initial steps of template application and copying existing content from a previous iteration of the module.

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We look forward to working with you and your team to create a Blackboard template for your programme, which will help ensure consistency between modules, and adherence to the Blackboard Protocols.  Please contact AQD to find out more.

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    […] getting started with your Blackboard sites will change for 2018/9 academic year.  Our January and March iLead posts will provide further information on the project however, if these articles doesn’t […]

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