On 16 July, there will be a new look and feel for the Blackboard home page (the page you see once you’ve logged in). Blackboard will be unavailable in the morning, starting 9am, though it should be considered at risk during the afternoon. As always the team will strive to minimise any downtime.
There will be no changes inside Blackboard sites themselves – the contents of your sites and the way you build them will stay the same.
New homepage features:
- More accessible
- Quick access to key changes from across all your Blackboard sites
- Instead of using tabs and boxes, everything that you need will be arranged into links on the left-hand side. For instance, when you click on Modules you will see all of your module sites.
This is the first step in introducing Blackboard Ultra, a modern interface for Blackboard.
Video for staff members about the change
Video for students about the change (will be available to students on a Blackboard pop-up)
Any staff members who would like to see the new home page ahead of time can visit the Digital Learning Team drop-in room, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10-3, Thursday 10-1.