When a new course is created in Blackboard it is always set up as unavailable i.e. staff can access it, but students cannot.
It is the course team’s responsibility to make the Blackboard course available in a timely fashion: Making a course available
You can also use Qwickly to make your courses available.
Courses from previous years
Please do not make courses unavailable once teaching has ended.
University policy, as agreed by DELT in 2010, is that courses from previous years should remain available.
The underlying principle is that students should be able to see all of the Blackboard courses relevant to their programme of study, until they complete i.e. a final year student should be able to access all of their 1st and 2nd year Blackboard courses. This is to aid revision, and to enable students to access the feedback received earlier in their studies.
The default menu for new modules/programmes, with suggestions for what each section should contain.
How to customise the course menu to include essential features & make it easy to navigate for students.
Includes how to add the Module Evaluation area to a Shared Course.
Users and Groups
How and when are students enrolled on courses? For an explanation see this interactive model.
Guide: SignUp Lists
Access to Blackboard for non-UoR staff:
These guides describe what users with these roles can and cannot do in a course.
Setting your course entry point & adding a banner
Navigating your Blackboard Course
This video will give tips about navigating your course, for example, what to do if your menu bar disappears!