Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform -- designed to enable educational innovations by connecting people and technology. Blackboard is AUD's Web-based online learning and teaching system. Click here
Welcome to the Blackboard e-Education platform -- designed to enable educational innovations by connecting people and technology. Blackboard is AUD's Web-based online learning and teaching system.
Blackboard is AUD's Web-based online learning and teaching system.
Blackboard allows lecturers to make course study material available for students via the Web. Blackboard also allows students and lecturers to communicate using Discussion Forums, Announcements, Virtual Chat and email. All AUD staff and students are provided with Blackboard accounts.
All enrolled AUD students can log into campus PCs located in the library building and in department IT labs.
During your induction period at AUD you may attend a session on using AUD IT facilities, if you require further assistance logging into AUD PCs, using AUD Email, or using the Internet, contact ITHelpdesk@aud.edu or 04-3183480.
The Navigation tabs at the top of the Blackboard screen are used to navigate between different areas of Blackboard.
The tabs are as follows:
• My BB Profile
This is your personal Blackboard page. This is the first page you will see each time you log into Blackboard. This page shows you all the courses you are enrolled on, your course announcements and other features. To access a Course-Site you are 'enroled' on, click on the Course-Site name under Courses in which you are enroled. It also allows you to change you password using the Personal Information option on the left of the screen next to the courses listed.
This page shows you all the courses you are enrolled in much like the BB Profile if but displays the faculty who is teaching this course and course code.
At the very top of the screen, there are three Navigation buttons:
The Home button redirects you to the AUD homepage.
The Help button directs you to these Blackboard help pages, where you can get more information about how to use the Blackboard software, as well as additional assistance and support.
The Logout button will log you out of Blackboard. When working on a computer in the Library or a computer lab, be sure to use the Logout button to end the session.
Blackboard contains a large number of Course-Sites that correspond to actual taught courses. When you log into Blackboard for the first time, you will see the course(s) you are enrolled in as a faculty or student.
How does it work?
Blackboard utilizes a 'virtual classroom' to facilitate online learning.
The virtual classroom features:
Day-by-day, week-by-week teacher announcements, updates and reminders
General information about courses, e.g. course outlines and learning outcomes
Main course content area (includes downloadable document files)
Assignment descriptions, automated tests, quizzes and surveys
Email, discussion boards, synchronous chat, and whiteboard activities
Chat, a shared whiteboard, and asynchronous controlled discussions
Forums for courses (independent, self-managed groups with collaboration tools)
Discussion board, virtual classroom
Lists of links to external web pages
Personal tools, e.g. calendar and grade book
A map showing the relative location of all course content.
Course Questions & Training – contact respective dept. champion or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Problem Report – For any other issues or problems not covered in the above contact information, please contact the ITHelpdesk@aud.edu or 04-3183480.
• Using Blackboard at AUD
Enrolled AUD students, full time faculty and adjuncts may access Blackboard using AUD PCs in the library and other IT labs. All AUD's Networked PCs have network access and have the latest Web browsers.• Using Blackboard at Home
An Internet connected PC : Blackboard can be access from home, you will require an internet connection on your computer (using an Internet Service Provider (ISP), eg: ETISALAT Shamil or DIC SAHAM