Blackboard is the UEA virtual learning environment which is widely utilised as a teaching tool within MED but is also employed beyond teaching, including MED staff information, certain University committees and mandatory training, so all staff members should familiarise themselves with its functions.
If you wish to have items such as lecture notes added to the site, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 working day before they need to be accessible to students listing which module and topic it is for.
Getting to Blackboard
To get to the Blackboard site simply go to the Portal home page and follow the Blackboard link at the top right hand side of the page.
The ‘My Modules’ box contains links to the Blackboard modules you are enrolled on; at a minimum this will be MED-STAFF-11E: MED Staff Information. Depending on what you are teaching, you may have asked for enrolment on to a cohort year and related PBL discussion group, MB BS General Information, specific MB BS modules or modules relating to particular areas of work such as Consultation Skills or SSS. This module also contains information about learning outcomes for tutors to incorporate into their teaching material.
The top options that you can select are related to the cohorts. If you go into one of the cohorts you will see the announcements for that cohort displayed, with some options on the left hand side for detailed information for that cohort. The options are:
- Announcements (this will bring you back to the announcements page)
- Details of Specific assessments for that cohort – including exam dates and results
- PBL information and groups
- Integrated learning/ revision
- A tab for each module that cohort is studying
- Discussion board
- Clinical relevance sessions
- Optional Lectures
Below the cohort list there are some general information tabs including:
- Assessment information relevant to all years
- General information for all years
If you are a Module Lead for the MB BS or the MSc Physician Associate Studies and would like some support with the look and feel of your Blackboard module, please contact email@example.com. All other Module Leads must remember to roll over their Blackboard module on an annual basis. For further information about how to do this, please go to the Preparing for the Start of Year guide, and for more information you can also visit the Getting Started Using Blackboard Portal pages