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  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Summer II 2017 is on Aug 03, 2017
  • *** Make sure not to miss the payment deadline, otherwise you will be dropped from your courses
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  • ***Summer II 2017 semester starts July 2, 2017, and ends Aug 16, 2017
BLACKBOARD
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!

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.
The Blackboard login page is: http://ecourses.aud.edu


•Logging into AUD PCs

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.



Courses    

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:


•Home
The Home button redirects you to the AUD homepage.

•Help
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.

•Log out
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:
 
Announcements : Day-by-day, week-by-week teacher announcements, updates and reminders
Course Information : General information about courses, e.g. course outlines and learning outcomes
Course Documents : Main course content area (includes downloadable document files)
Assignments : Assignment descriptions, automated tests, quizzes and surveys
Communication : Email, discussion boards, synchronous chat, and whiteboard activities
Virtual Classroom : Chat, a shared whiteboard, and asynchronous controlled discussions
Discussion Board : Forums for courses (independent, self-managed groups with collaboration tools)
Groups : Discussion board, virtual classroom
External Links : Lists of links to external web pages
Tools : Personal tools, e.g. calendar and grade book
Course Map : A map showing the relative location of all course content.
Login Issues – Contact IT Support Services through ITHelpdesk@aud.edu or 04-3183480.

Course Questions & Training – contact respective dept. champion or email bbtraining@aud.edu

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

A standard Web Browser : We recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - if you are using Blackboard at home you can download Internet Explorer 6 at the Microsoft Web Site at :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en
or contact the ITHelpdesk@aud.edu .
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