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Extending students access in Blackboard

By Learning Technologies Support May 29th, 2017 Blackboard FAQs

Some students will need extra time to access unit materials due to illness, personal reasons, etc. The primary reason for granting extended access is for supplementary examinations.

Extending the access for a student will allow the student to continue to have access to the unit materials for a longer period of time than other students.

The process is initiated though OLAS (Online Learning Administration System).


Creating and Populating BB Groups

By Learning Technologies Support February 15th, 2016 Blackboard FAQs

An alternative to using the Advanced Group Management (AGM) tool is to use the Blackboard Group Tools. (more…)

Creating a Unit Banner with MS Powerpoint

By Learning Technologies Support September 14th, 2015 Blackboard FAQs

Create Your Banner

  1. Open PowerPoint
  2. Go to page setup area
    Design Tab > Page Setup
  3. Under the Slides sized for enter the following:
    Width: 30 cm.
    Height: 7.62 cm.
  4. Design your banner with tools available in PowerPoint — background colors, slide designs, text, images, clip art, word art, etc.


Adding your photo (Avatar) to Blackboard

By Learning Technologies Support March 10th, 2014 Blackboard FAQs to delete

To upload your photo to Blackboard so that your photo appears in the blogs, wikis and discussion board postings please follow these Quick Steps:

  1. Go into Blackboard
  2. Click the small down arrow to the right of your name in the top right of the screen
  3. At the bottom of the drop down menu select “Settings
  4. Select “Personal Information
  5. Select “Personalize My Settings
  6. Use section 1. To upload a profile picture
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