Blackboard is fairly intuitive and simple to use. There may however be times when you could do with a little help. Listed below are a number of guides that cover most aspects of Blackboard that you are likely to use.
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You may upload an “avatar” of yourself to Blackboard. It could be a photograph or illustration. The avatar will appear in the “Global Navigation” box at the top right of the Blackboard screen, beside your discussion board, blog, and wiki posts amongst others.
This comprehensive set of “how to” guides explains how you can work collaborativly on a wiki within your course. Topics include adding a new page, editing an existing page, and review the history of a wiki page.
It is possible to customise the “My University of Southampton” screen. This is useful as you use Blackboard over successive years because it allows you to hide courses that are no longer relevant to you, meaning only current courses will appear.
You may be asked to complete a “self and peer assignment”. This involves answering some questions within a deadline, and then following the deadline you can review the submissions of your peers and give them marks for their answers.