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About Blackboard

Diagram showing all features of Blackboard

Blackboard is the learning management system used at the University of Otago. It allows lecturers/tutors to upload lecture notes, reading lists, assessment information and other course-related material to their Blackboard site so that students may access them. It also contains functions that enable students and teachers to interact via class announcements, email, discussion boards, and tools used for assessing students, such as on-line tests and assignment submission.

To sign-up for a Blackboard paper, please see the ITS website.

Updates

From the April 2017 upgrade:

  • New Icon Set
  • Submission receipts for students
  • Drag and drop assignment submissions.
  • Suggest URLs for the SafeAssign database