Workshop details


This workshop has been adapted for online delivery and will be offered in 2020-21 on the dates below:

  • Wednesday 09 September 10.00-12.00
  • Thursday 05 November 14.00-16.00 
  • Thursday 07 January 10.00-12.00
  • Tuesday 23 February 14.00-16.00
  • Wednesday 07 April 10.00-12.00
  • Thursday 13 May 14.00-16.00
  • Tuesday 08 June 10.00-12.00

Attending the session       

Until further notice, all training sessions run by the Digital Education team will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. After signing up for a session, joining instructions will be sent out by the Digital Education team shortly before the event takes place.

Alternative sessions

If you are unable to participate in the advertised sessions, Digital Education Team members can be booked for 1-to-1 sessions. Please see the Digital Education Team webpage for more details.

Dates for 2021-22 will be advertised from August. Please subscribe to the EDU newsletter to receive updates on forthcoming EDU offerings.



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Who should attend?

This is an introduction to Blackboard Learn, the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), and is for users who are new to the system. This course is aimed at academics and support staff who are responsible for creating and managing content using Blackboard Learn. 

From this practical, hands-on familiarisation session, participants can expect a concise overview of the tools and features available in Blackboard, knowledge of how to integrate and modify content and activities, and methods for locating further information, help, and training. In addition to increasing their technical know-how of Blackboard, participants will be encouraged to discuss pedagogical and practical issues associated with using these tools to support learning and teaching.

Please note that this session will not be focusing on Turnitin or any advance reporting tools. ICT offer separate Turnitin training.

Key areas

  • Adding and managing content, including adaptive release and the content collection
  • Gaining experience navigating the learner and editor interfaces
  • Considering the affordances of Blackboard’s tools for communication and collaboration
  • Exploring options available with assignments and tests


Attendees should be familiar with basic navigation in Blackboard. Please refer to the Navigating Blackboard and Your Course Site on before you attend the course.

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (at Higher Education Academy): A1, A2, A4, K4, V1.