Tech’ top tips – #13. (Blackboard) Home is where the heart is

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).

The Blackboard Home pageThe Blackboard Home page provides links to services and help for students and staff at DMU. As well as the Module shells that we are enrolled on we can use the Add Resource button to add and remove widgets from this page. For example, the Organisation Catalogue widget enables us to find open shells that cover topics we may be interested in.

Along the top of the page, the StaffGuide and UserGuide links provide access to staff and student help for using the learning technologies that are provided by the university and the Information panel includes quick links to popular help guides.

Beneath the information panel, the My Communities panel is where we access shells that we have found in the Organisation Catalogue.