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eLearning timetable for start of semester

03 Sep 2010

Information for academic and administrative staff

This information is for academic and administrative staff across the University. These dates and timelines refer to the majority of provision across the University. Some provision does not fit 'standard' term dates.

If you are in any doubt, please contact your eLearning support:

 

2010/11

Academic staff

Sept

10

Finalise your content. Hide or use selective release on content you do not want students to see yet.

Check the Gradebook in Blackboard (click on the Teach tab). Make sure you can see all the students who are currently enrolled on the course in Campus Solutions (bear in mind it can take up to 48 hours from when a student has enrolled on a course to them being able to see the Blackboard space.)

20

Students enrolled on a course (i.e. those who have selected course units - you can see who they are from the Gradebook) will now be able to see the content.

It can take up to 48 hours from when a student has a selected course units to them being able to see the Blackboard space.

27

Start teaching using your Blackboard space bearing in mind it can take up to 48 hours from selecting course units to them appearing in Blackboard. This will affect students changing course units in the first week of semester.

Please do not schedule any high risk activity or critical activities in the first week.

Remind students that if they change course units there can be a delay of up to 48 hours before they will see their Blackboard course.

Oct

15

All of last year’s Semester 1 and All year courses will be hidden in Blackboard (Semester 2 courses will remain until 15 February 2011).

Help needed for any of these stages? Staff should email elearning@manchester.ac.uk or call 65544. Students should contact the Service Desk from www.manchester.ac.uk/servicedesk or call 65544.

 

2010/11

Administrative staff

Sept

20

Students who have completed IT Signup and have selected course units will now be able to see course content.

If students contact you to say they are unable to see the course unit please remind them that it can take up to 48 hours from when they have selected courses to them being able to see the Blackboard space.

Please encourage students to check that they can see Blackboard spaces for the courses they are enrolled on.

This information is available on the eLearning website:

All information about eLearning start of year issues is held on the Knowledge Base from:

If you can’t find the answer to your query there:

Students should contact the Service Desk: