Blackboard is scheduled to be upgraded as part of regular maintenance on Saturday 6 December 2014 from 12:01am to 10:00am AEDST and will be unavailable to staff and students during this time. Additionally, myRMIT Studies, WebLearn and the Learning Hub will also be unavailable during this time.
The upgrade will provide a range of new and improved features, including:
Blackboard is the course level online learning management system (LMS) used at RMIT. Teachers and their students will have access to an online Blackboard shell for their courses. All undergraduate courses and many post graduate courses have Blackboard shells which can be used for a variety of learning and teaching activities including:
- Creating and distributing interactive course activities and content.
- Engaging and communicating with students through social learning.
- Managing student collaborative and reflective activities.
- Conducting online assessment.
- Storing assessment to comply with assessment requirements.
- Recording and distributing student grades.
Instructors and their students can use the Blackboard Mobile Learn app to view course content and interact with discussion boards and create and comment on blog and journal posts.
Shared LMS for RMIT
In June 2014 RMIT took another step toward becoming a global university with the introduction of the shared Learning Management System (LMS). This sees RMIT Vietnam now operating on the same Blackboard system as Melbourne. While there is no impact on Melbourne staff, all students now have access to the same functionality, regardless of their location.
Accessing RMIT Vietnam courses
A separate login is no longer required to access Blackboard courses delivered in Vietnam. The ‘Programs and Courses’ listing within Blackboard will now display all Melbourne and Vietnam courses you have access to. Please note that Vietnam courses will not display in the Learning Hub listing.[Next: Getting started]