A review of the template for 2017/18 has been carried out by FET’s Learning and Teaching Student Experience Executive committee.
Changes for 2017/18 include the addition of two new menu items:
- Reading List [Reading list software is now available for module leaders to provide a link to an electronic reading list for students.]
- Resit Materials [Resit and feedback module runs will no longer exist on Blackboard from September 2017.]
In addition there has been a minor change to the guidance about the inclusion of assessment hand-in dates under the Assignments tab (and a change in the example Module Handbook document to reflect this).
The new module runs are created six months before the official start date of the module so Module Leaders should usually start to see the new module runs appear in their Blackboard list of courses around April time.
Using the template
For details about each menu item and what content should be included, and also advice on how to organise content in the Learning Materials section of the template, please refer to the About the FET Blackboard Module Template 2017/18 document.
Further support, including one-to-one help setting up a new module, is available on request from the LIU in FET (room 3Q64). [For general Blackboard guidance and support, contact UWE’s Blackboard Support team.]
Copying content between old and new module runs
For guidance on how to set up your new module run by copying over existing content from a previous module run, see: Copying content to a new module run quick guide.