The “Quick Tools” in Blackboard will be unavailable between 1:00 pm on 3 January and 12:00 noon 4 January

The “Quick tools” feature (pictured below) will be temporarily unavailable between 1:00 pm on 3 January and 12:00 noon 4 January. This is to allow us to update the tool. No other features of Blackboard are affected.
Quick Tools - Course Availability for Students and Post Announcements to Multiple Courses

 The “Quick Tools” allow instructors to post announcements to multiple courses and toggle course availability for students. These actions can still be performed within individual courses during this brief update period. See: 

Questionmark upgrade – summer 2019

This announcement is for staff who use Questionmark.  We have been informed by Questionmark that they will no longer provide support for the University’s current version, Perception 5.7, after July 2019.  This means that we will need to upgrade our service before 31st July 2019.

Action required:

In order to help us identify a suitable time to upgrade please complete this form to let us know:

  1. any assessments planned between 10th June and 31st July 2019

  2. whether you would like to try out the new version of Questionmark

Deadline: Friday 18th January 2019

Contact for queries: digital-education@bristol.ac.uk

Link to form to complete

New Year workshops and webinars from the Digital Education Office

Booking is now open for Digital Education Office workshops and webinars in the New Year.  These include new webinars covering Blackboard Basics and the Grade Centre, as well as workshops on Blackboard, materials design, synchronous online teaching, and advanced admin skills for EMA.  More information and booking.

Recordings of our Winter webinar series are also available.  These covered:

  • Managing student access to online submission points in Blackboard – pre-submission quizzes, groups and adaptive release.  
  • Giving feedback in Turnitin Feedback Studio.  
  • Blackboard basicsmarking and providing feedback on assignments.  
  • Help your students engage with your Blackboard course – course design and layout.

To request access to the recordings please email digital-education@bristol.ac.uk