What is Blackboard?
Blackboard™ is the software used at the University of West London for its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), an online learning system providing students with web access (from anywhere in the world) to course materials, and other resources made available by lecturers.
Blackboard enables students to communicate electronically with their tutors and fellow students. It allows students and staff to take part in online group discussions, and access selected course materials, such as module study guides. Students are able to read announcements related to their course or the university as a whole, and to access a range of information sources. Increasingly Blackboard is used to allow students to submit their assignment work - and to receive grades and feedback - online.
Blackboard upgraded to Service Pack 13
As of Wednesday 22 August 2013, we are running Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 13.
You will find lots of help with using the latest version of Blackboard, including a number of short video tutorials, at https://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13
This short guide summarises the main changes and new features: