Tag Archives: Students

Blackboard Mobile 2015/16

Since the Blackboard Mobile Learn app was first made available to students in March 2012, it has been a popular way for students to access course materials. We have been tracking basic usage statistics, which shows steady use during term … Continue reading

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Feedback on Bb Student app

The Bb Student app became available just over 3 weeks ago. Without the marketing materials, we haven’t been actively promoting to students, but I did ask a couple of people to take a look. One student, who has had difficulty … Continue reading

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The Bb Student app has arrived!

Blackboard has just released a new Bb Student app in the UK and Ireland – the first in a new set of “persona based” apps which will include one specifically for instructors. The Bb Student app has been available in … Continue reading

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Viewing Course Instance in MyGrades

As part of the Online Results Entry project, a recent initiative on Blackboard was to add Course Instance information to each student enrollment on a Blackboard course. This allows instructors to see, at a glance, which cohort a student belongs … Continue reading

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Why we don’t provide Blackboard training for students

CELT does not provide Blackboard training for students. One reason for this is that we don’t have the resources. But more importantly because of the wide range of possible tools that instructors might be using. We couldn’t devise a general … Continue reading

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Blackboard surveys and anonymity

At the end of the academic semester, many lecturers are using Blackboard to collect course and module feedback. As a  student, you may be asked to complete a survey within Blackboard. Some students may be worried about the anonymity of … Continue reading

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Coming soon: the Retention Centre

In CELT we are gearing up for another upgrade of our Blackboard system during the summer. This year we will move to Service Pack 12 (SP 12), which will give improved features to staff and students. One area that looks … Continue reading

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