Finding your way around Blackboard
After logging in you will see your personalised Home Page. The Home Page is the first of a set of tabs across the top of the welcome screen as described below.
Home Page Tab
The Tools Panel
Calendar - allows you to enter your own engagements, and automatically displays commitments relating to all your courses.
Tasks will list tasks for all your courses.
The Home Page also provides short cuts to other tools and services that remain the same regardless of the point of access:
Personal Information - this allows you to edit your personal information and notification settings.
User Directory - a directory of users compiled from the entries under Personal Information.
Address Book - a list of your own personal email
addresses to use within Blackboard.
Courses Tab displays a list of all your courses / modules and the course / module instructors.
Students please note: you will automatically be attached in Blackboard to the course / modules on which you are officially enrolled. If some of your modules are not listed when you log in, it is most likely because staff have not yet posted any materials on Blackboard. If in doubt, please check with the relevant lecturers.
My Links Tab can be customised to display information you want to see.
Library Tab displays links to the Library website, the online catalogue, and an alphabetical listing of electronic resources that are available to you through subscriptions maintained by the Library.
Student Support Tab a set of links to University support services such as Student Services and Careers & Employment Services.
Communities Tab displays a list of global University organisations and discussion lists.
Content Collection Tab provides access to an online file storage area for Blackboard users.