|Screenshot of the Blckboard test server at the University of Liverpool|
As some people will already know, the University of Liverpool is investigating the introduction of a baseline for Blackboard modules - essentially, a series of minimum standards that should appear in every module. Much of this is driven from the Liverpool Guild of Students 'Making the Most of IT' campaign, as well as the Faculty Staff and Student Surveys we conducted between August-November 2013.
Well, thankfully, colleagues in Computing Services have been working to see if they could possibly automate certain pieces of content. Much of what students are asking for already exists in TULIP where our Module Specs live (module leader name/contact; assessment requirements; etc), so CSD have managed to extract that information and dynamically present it into a new 'Module Overview' page in Blackboard Modules (via a custom made building block). Automated content will be presented in the following order:
- Module Title & Module Code
- Module Co-ordinator (name and email address)
- Learning Outcomes
- Teaching & Learning Strategy
- Assessment requirements
- Contact hours
I should give a shout out to colleagues at Newcastle who have certainly been open to sharing their work with Blackboard!
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