Blackboard (Learn 9.1) is VUW's learning management system. It can be used to provide information, teaching material and grades to students. Every course is required to have at least the course outline on Blackboard.
Think of Blackboard as the website for your course. It is a place where you can curate the learning material that your students need to be successful. It can be used as central place for them to submit assignments, complete quizzes and interact with you and other members of the class. You can also use it to link to external resources and tools such as Zoom.
All staff should have access to a Toiere example Blackboard course, incase you do not have access contact your faculty learning designer for access. This is a Blackboard course with examples, guidance and notes about building an effective student-centric course. Login in to Blackboard and look in your My Blackboard list of 'No Term Assigned' courses.
There are few types of assignment submission options that can be set up within Blackboard:
Blackboard Tests, Pools and Surveys
You can also set up Online Tests (Quizzes) containing a variety of Question Types, including some that can be automatically graded.
The Centre for Academic Development has produced a guide for developing multiple choice and other objective style questions that can assist in the creation of this type of assessment.
Academic Integrity Declaration
Academic Integrity for Online Tests/Assignments using Blackboard
You can set up Blackboard to display an Academic Integrity Declaration for students before they take an online test or assignment. Students are asked to acknowledge they have read this before taking the test.
This is the text that can be used:
Generic Blackboard Test Instructions
Some generic Blackboard test instructions that you can use for providing information to students about your test including a technology perspective. Please modify the instructions as required to suit how your test is set up and administered.
You can also talk to one of our learning and teaching team for digital assignment design advice.
Talk to one of our learning designers about using Blackboard in your teaching.