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Introduction to Blackboard for Academic and Research Staff

February 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Blackboard is the University of Bristol’s centrally supported Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Blackboard provides a range of tools for communication, collaboration, and assessment as well as offering an online area to share resources like course notes and reading lists. This workshop will provide an introduction to Blackboard’s tools and features. As part of the workshop participants will build their own Blackboard course and if possible should bring materials such as reading lists, lecture notes or ideas for online activities to the workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a concise overview of the tools and features of Blackboard, enable participants to create their own courses and share ideas on how Blackboard can be used to support learning and teaching based on examples from the University of Bristol.

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify key features of the Blackboard VLE
  • Design and create a Blackboard course that includes communication, collaboration and assessment tools
  • Discuss some of the key issues associated with online learning


This course is intended for all academic and research staff who are new to Blackboard or wish to refresh their knowledge. Participants are encouraged to bring materials they wish to publish online (Word documents, web pages, Powerpoints, etc.) to work with during the session.


Roger Gardner, David Perkins de Oliveira, Naomi Beckett, Daniel Wilson

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February 5
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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1.18 Great George Street
31 Great George Street
Bristol, BS1 5QD