Author: Matt Lingard

UWL Replay: new lights, guidance and policy

Recording Indicator Lights For 2018-19 all UWL Replay classrooms have been fitted with recording indicator lights which show whether the system is recording, paused or off. New signs in the rooms and on the PC desktop explain what each colour means.   New Guidance There is new guidance for students on how to get the most from UWL Replay. It provides suggestions on appropriate ways to use it and reinforces the message that UWL Replay is for reviewing, not an alternative to attendance. Students need direction on this so please promote this guidance to students in class as they...

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Assessment in Blackboard 2018-19

The Assessments area of Blackboard plays an important role in providing students with clear information and support. It’s essential for students to understand what is required of them to meet the module learning outcomes.   New for 2018-19 There are a number of requirements for assessments in the Blackboard Baseline, including some new ones: Summative Assessment Grid – This is a copy of a table in the Module Study Guide. Duplication has been avoided as much as possible but clarity and easy access to Assessment information is important. There is a table built-in to the template to help reduce the work required to...

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Merging Blackboard Courses and Copying Content

This is the 2nd in a series of posts about preparing for 2018-19. See also: New Blackboard Baseline and Template Course Merges If you need any of your 2018-19 (Semester 1) Blackboard courses merged please email us with the required information as soon as possible, preferably 3-weeks before the module starts. See Course Merges for further details. Course merges can be used to create a single Blackboard space for multiple instances of the same module, for example a module taught full-time and part-time. Only modules taught in the same academic year can be merged.   Copying Content between Modules You...

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New Blackboard Baseline & Template

The UWL Blackboard Baseline and the associated Blackboard Module Template for 2018-19 are now available. Modules created since 23 July 2018 have the new template. Modules are created automatically 6-weeks before their start date. The majority of Modules for Semester 1, 2018-19 will be created overnight on Monday 6 August so will be available to module leaders on Tuesday. (How-to get access to a Blackboard course)   New for 2018-19 The Blackboard Baseline has been amended following consultation with staff and the SU. It builds on the 2017-18 version. There are four main changes: Module Outline: a requirement to include a...

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