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Blackboard is an online space for students to engage with course materials, submit assessments, receive marks and feedback and access a variety of tools that support their learning.

Setting up your Blackboard course for academic year 2021-22

Key tasks for module leaders to complete to ensure your Blackboard courses are ready for the start of teaching. It's strongly advised courses are prepared by start of September.

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Blackboard Organisations for welcome/induction activities

Blackboard Organisation courses can be used to deliver pre-arrival welcome and induction material to students, via a separate request process.

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Blackboard Essentials

Everything you need to know to get started with Blackboard.

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Detailed guidance

Full guidance on using Blackboard, aimed primarily at staff.

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