About this blog

So what is this blog actually about?

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Blackboard Learn at Brunel University

Blackboard Learn 9.1 is the virtual learning environment (VLE) at Brunel University.

As part of this VLE upgrade project  2011-2013, the Learning Technology Team started this blog to keep staff and student users informed and up-to-date with the project.

Phase 1 of the project has now been completed. The nature of this blog has since evolved to become a place to keep up-to-date with Blackboard Learn at Brunel, to engage a wider community and to generate discourse around how we can improve our use of Blackboard Learn.

By reading and subscribing to this blog you will be kept informed about…

  • What VLE tools are available to use in your teaching and learning
  • When and what Blackboard ‘Service Pack’ updates are available (these happen twice a year)
  • When new features in Blackboard are available
  • Updates to bug fixes and other ‘headaches‘ in the system,
  • What a ‘Blackboard Champion‘ is and why you might want to be one
  • Blackboard project updates 

We hope you like reading this blog. If you have any suggestions for blog post ideas, new pages or links please do not hesitate to contact Brunel’s Learning Technology Team  ltt@brunel.ac.uk.

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3 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. We are in the process of trying to port files from Blackboard Version 8.0.474.0 to Blackboard Learn 9.1. I am a professor who is trying to import my courses that existed in the previous version into Blackboard Learn. Is this possible?

  2. WILL I BE ABLE TO HAVE LECTURE VIDEOS VIEWED AS LIVE TRANSMISSION OR PLACED AS RESOURCE WITHIN VLE ON MY PROGRAM AS A DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT?

    1. Hi Aniefiok

      What your tutors use the new VLE for will vary, depending how they teach. Blackboard certainly offers more opportunities to do interesting things. I do know, however, that Peter Smallwood, Vice President of the Students’ Union at Brunel, has plans to expand the number of podcasted/recorded lectures. We’ll be working with him and our Media Services department to make sure that’s technically possible. For more information, email Peter at vp.academicrep@brunel.ac.uk

      Thanks!
      Alex

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