Blackboard is the University's Virtual Learning Environment or VLE.

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What is Blackboard?

Blackboard (Bb) is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, providing an online space for staff and students to interact. It is designed to provide a dedicated site for every module taught at the University. Make sure you check Blackboard regularly for staff announcements, key dates, module information and reference guides.

Blackboard often provides a one-stop-shop for all your course materials. Depending on your module, it may also be used for the following:

  • Discussion Forums
  • Hosting and management of online assessments
  • Collaborative areas for group work with communication and file sharing facilities
  • Online submission of student work
  • Embedding multimedia content
  • Links to external resources

Adapted from My Academic Student Survival Guide, written by Dr Hanya Pielichaty – Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader, Department of Marketing and Tourism Lincoln International Business School

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