Blackboard upgrade complete

The new version of Blackboard is now available.

Blackboard is now available to all staff and students at

The new version brings a number of improvements, including:

  • An updated design, with enhanced support for mobile devices.
  • A new version of Bb Collaborate (a skype-like tool for online teaching) called Bb Collaborate Ultra.
  • A new version of Turnitin (used for submitting assignments) called Feedback Studio.

For an introduction to the new version please see this student created video (aimed at students but will also be useful to staff):


To book a place on upcoming courses scheduled for the start of term, please go to the HR Staff Development Portal and click on ‘Book A Place”: Alternatively, helpsheets and videos will also be available on the Bb Help & Support tab within Blackboard.