What is Blackboard?

Blackboard Learn is a Learning Management System for delivering course materials to students. This can include assessment items, lecture recordings, discussion forums and course content modules.

How do I get started?

Sites are automatically made available for course sites. Log into Blackboard to find your site.

For technical support using Blackboard, please contact the IT Support Centre ([email protected] or x55555).

Self-help resources, user guides and how-to videos are available at the Using [email protected] page.

To start a conversation about using Blackboard in your course or program, please contact your Group Learning & Teaching Consultant.

What are some examples of practice?

Search the Explore Learning and Teaching web site for examples of Blackboard course sites at Griffith.

The video below from Blackboard provides a quick overview of some of its features that support teaching and learning.

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Why is Blackboard Important?

Blackboard provides a central location for marks, course content and access to other VLE tools. Students rely on Blackboard for their day-to-day course involvement. This may include:

  • Reviewing lecture slides/notes
  • Viewing lecture recordings
  • Participating in class discussions online
  • Writing and/or submitting assignment
  • Viewing marks

What VLE tools can Blackboard integrate with?

As Blackboard is considered the “spine” of the VLE, and a the central place where marks are stored, there are many tools in the VLE that integrate with Blackboard. The top 4 are listed below:

How can I use Blackboard to implement the Course Design Standards?

You can use Blackboard to implement the following Course Design Standards: