Annual Module Update 2016

Blackboard courses for 2016-17 modules have been created from those agreed and registered in SITS/the UMD.

You can begin to populate them with new material, or reuse existing material from the previous year. It is quick and easy to copy selected content over from 2015-16 modules.

Modules where Blackboard is used to support committees, distance learning modules, programme level Modules, and Foundation Degree modules which span more than one academic year are not affected. This update only applies to taught modules running from September 2016 to September 2017.

If you don’t have access a module

Contact your School’s SITS administrator. They will be able to add you to the module in SITS/the UMD and you will receive access on Blackboard the following day.

As with last year, each Blackboard course will include:

  • Reading Lists – links to books, journals and articles. More information.
  • Module Specifications – a link to the current specification, ensuring the most recent updates are visible to staff and students

Equella

Any Equella items still available to students in your Blackboard courses will no longer work.

They are identified by this icon

Equella item in Bb

If you require access to this content, contact blackboard@aston.ac.uk.

If you have too many courses on your Blackboard welcome page…

You can group the courses by academic year, and hide ones you don’t need, by following these steps.

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