Logging in and Navigating
Go to http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk and the screen below appears.
Login with your network username and password. If you have any difficulty logging in, phone the helpdesk on: 01522 88 6500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After logging in to Blackboard, the first page that appears is the homepage which looks like the image below. You will see your sites, and down the left hand side of the screen a number of other pages.
This page contains useful information for both staff and students. The information here has been populated by various support departments around the University, including The Library, Careers Department and Student Services. In addition, the content is focused on specific areas of the University and years of study. As such students will see different content depending on their college and year of study. Staff will also see content that students don’t see and second and third-year students will see content designed around potential PG study at Lincoln.
The profile section on Blackboard Ultra, lets you see key information about your account on Blackboard. This is populated by HR or student records and most of the info here cannot be changed. However, you can update your profile picture if you wish.
The Activity Stream is a page where you can see all the recent updates which have occurred on Blackboard since you last logged in. This would include posts on your module sites, new learning resources being uploaded, and assessments that have been created. As an academic, this is a useful resource for your students as it will allow them to see all their updates in one location.
My Bb Sites
From this page you can access all your module sites. The My Bb Sites page lets you see all your sites at a glance, search for a site by code or name or filter sites by term or academic year. There is also a section for Subject, School and Other Sites in which you will find your Test Site amongst other things.
From this page, you can access all your community sites. The My Communities page lets you see all your sites at a glance, or search for a site by name.
On Blackboard, you can view a calendar that shows all your upcoming assessments deadlines and other date-related content on Blackboard. Staff can also add specific sessions for their modules to the calendar and this will show in the calendars of all students on the module.
In the messages section, you can send messages to any user within Blackboard. You can contact all students on your modules or individuals by searching for them via one of your module sites or by name.
On the My Grades page, students will be able to see all of their grades in one place at the top level on Blackboard. In addition, staff will be able to see upcoming submissions from their students and any outstanding work that needs to be marked.
Assist is a space on Blackboard where you can access a whole range of support resources from various departments around the University. From this page, you can visit the websites of various support departments including The Library, Student Services, ICT and more. At certain points of the year, resources will be highlighted at the top of this page.