• Release content by user/group, date, or performance

    What is it? As an instructor, you can choose when to release all or individual items of content to your students. As well as that, there are some additional conditions you can set up when choosing to release an item of content. What does it do? You can choose to…

  • Create sequential release

    What is it? You may decide you want to release your modules in a sequence in line with the topics due to be covered each week. This method can only be applied to Learning Modules and not individual items in your course content i.e., folders and documents. What does it…

  • Show and hide course content

    What is it? There are a variety of ways to release content items in your course to students. This guide will cover the most basic options – making content visible or hidden to students. What does it do? When you create course content, the instructor can choose which individual pieces…

  • Reviewing analytics in Ally

    What is it? Blackboard Ally offers handy analytics features that reviews and highlights your documents to suggest ways you can make your documents more accessible. What does it do? When you upload a document, Blackboard Ally gives it an accessibility score. This feature will highlight what is affecting the score…

  • Preparing your documents to be accessible

    What is it? It is good practice to prepare your documents to be accessible as you create them. This guide will not show you everything you can do but rather make you aware of what tools are available to help make your documents more accessible. What does it do? Blackboard…

  • Introduction to Ally

    What is it? Accessible content is better content. Blackboard Ally integrates seamlessly to My Dundee and focuses on making digital course content more accessible. What does it do? Blackboard Ally is a tool that helps ensure digital teaching material is accessible to all students. Once a resource is uploaded to…

  • What we mean by ‘accessibility’

    What is it? Before preparing accessible content, you should first understand why it’s so important. We are all unique in age, race, language, approach to learning, abilities, and disabilities. Accessible education acknowledges the need for a service that is as diverse as its students. 1/3 of the UK population experience some form of impairment…

  • Create groups in your module

    What is it? Groups in Blackboard are a way of splitting your students into teams for the purpose of collaboration. What does it do? You can prepare groups at the start of your module and use these to set assignments to groups, release content to groups, and send messages to…

  • Remove or edit a group

    What is it? Removing a student from a group in Blackboard is also known as unassigning them. What does it do? Unassigning a student from a group will remove them from any group related activities and communications associated with that group Unassign a student from a group Reassign students to…