Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is Imperial's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and is used to support teaching and learning. It incorporates tools for teaching and learning, digital assessment and accessibility.

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Teaching and learning

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Digital assessment

  • Suitable for formative and summative assessments
  • Assignment tool for assessment file submission, grading and feedback
  • Grade Centre for managing grades and feedback
  • Group tool for group assessments
  • Turnitin integration
  • Möbius integration
  • WebPA integration
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Accessibility (Blackboard Ally)

Blackboard Ally is integrated seamlessly in Blackboard and focuses on making digital course content more accessible. It assesses the accessibility of content and provides a report with guidance for instructors to improve course accessibility.

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ICT Blackboard Learn guidance

More information on:

  • User guidance for staff and students
  • Blackboard mobile apps
  • Blackboard Ally for staff
  • Training
  • Sandbox courses
  • Policies