Blackboard is ECU's centrally managed and supported Learning Management System (LMS). It supports learning by providing an online environment and a suite of tools to enhance and extend the learning experience for our students as well as provide some efficiencies for our teaching staff.
Blackboard also provides the ability to develop online spaces to support various communities of practice in our University. For example, we have sites that support cohorts of students involved in a particular course, and sites that allow all staff in a particular school to collaborate and communicate online.
All staff automatically have an account in Blackboard created for them. You can access Blackboard by navigating to the Staff Portal and then clicking on the Blackboard application link in the "Easy Logins" menu on the left. Blackboard Unit sites are not automatically created. You need to speak to your School Admin officer to arrange a Blackboard site each Semester.
We have a comprehensive site in Blackboard dedicated to supporting your use of Blackboard in your teaching. You can access the site anytime by logging into Blackboard and clicking on the Staff Support link at the top of the page. It is also available in the See Also section of this page.
We also have a Blackboard Essential Training Video Series from Lynda.com, also available in the See Also section of this page.
Community sites in Blackboard allow you to establish a Blackboard location that is not linked directly to a specific academic unit. They are useful for school-wide or non-academic purposes.
A community site is not restricted to semester or term dates, and will continue to be available for as long as you wish. To enrol into a community site, the user will generally contact the administrator of the site directly to be manually enrolled.
If you wish to establish a community site, download and complete the Community Site Request form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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