Information regarding the decommission of Blackboard LMS following our introduction of Canvas. Note that our support resources for Blackboard will soon be archived.
Decommission of Blackboard LMS
As of Semester 2, 2020, Blackboard is no longer being used for teaching and learning at the University of Melbourne. The Blackboard decommission process is underway and has been designed to ensure a smooth transition for all users and administrators of the LMS.
Retired support resources
Support resources for Blackboard LMS are provided in an archived format for the benefit of staff requiring access to Blackboard during our transition to Canvas. These resources will soon be retired.
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Blackboard support and administration
Guides and resources to help staff get started with Blackboard LMS
Blackboard LMS notices
Short bursts of information regarding LMS issues, performance, and tools.
LMS Blackboard maintenance schedule
All predetermined dates in which the LMS may be unavailable due to maintenance will be published here
LMS Blackboard known issues
Information about currently identified issues with the LMS.
LMS Blackboard resolved issues
Information about previously identified resolved issues with the LMS.
Information about how to set up your browser to optimise LMS functions.
When new versions of subjects are created in StudentOne they are automatically created in the LMS.
Community creation and management
Use an LMS community for sharing resources, projects, collaborative research, and online communication with colleagues, groupings of students, or a general community of interest.
Information about requesting an LMS presence, setting up your subject and LMS training.
The LMS framework provides a practical overview of elements to include in a subject presence on the LMS.
Content and copyright
Advice and guidelines about intellectual property of materials on the LMS.
A playpen subject provides an experimental online LMS space for staff members.
Staff can see a student preview of their subjects/communities without requiring a separate login to the LMS.
The Completing the Loop Tool (or 'Loop Tool') is a learning analytics tool designed to provide LMS data to teaching staff at the University in meaningful ways. This data can be used in reflecting on learning design to improve the student experience and outcomes.
Information about managing staff, students, guests and external users in your subject.
Blackboard native tools
These resources explore the features offered by Blackboard to support assessment of students, as well as communication and collaboration within subjects and communities.
Easily collect documents submitted electronically by students using the Assignment tool.
Use the Grade Centre to record and present grades to students.
Tests and surveys
Use online tests and surveys to assess the learning occurring in a subject.
Respondus is a Windows application that enhances the functionality and usability of Blackboard's quiz and survey tools.
Providing individual files to students
Use a single folder in the Content Collection to provide individual files to your students with this process.
Each subject or community site has an Announcements page, which teaching staff can use to post information about subject activity.
Groups may be created within an LMS subject or community for the purposes of communication, collaborative work, or administration.
The Discussion Board is an asynchronous communication tool, allowing messages to be posted and read at any time.
Journals, blogs and wikis
Blogs, journals and wikis are tools for reflective writing, audio recordings, and collaborative workspaces that may be added to a subject or community.
Email can be sent to members of a subject or community via the Email tool.