Getting Started with Online Learning

This page provides links through to answers to frequently asked ‘how to’ questions from academic staff. The answers provide, on one page, sufficient guidance to help get you started as quickly as possible with what you would like to do online. The guides will lead you to more detailed online information and guidance if you need it.

But, please do not hesitate to contact Learning Innovation and Digital Engagement for help if you need to by sending an email to We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

Please also visit the FAQs Videos for staff page.

Which Learning Tool should I Use?

Building And Facilitating Your Module Page: Blackboard Ultra

  • How do I add Content Folders, Content Items and Web links?

    Please see this guide or check this Video 

  • How do I send Announcements and Messages to the students enrolled?

    Please check this Video

  • How do I add tools such as the Reading list (LTI) and Collaborate Ultra (Lecture capture)?
    Please check this Video

  • How do I Enter and Exit Student preview mode?

    Please check this Video

  • Find out about additional settings and functionality that you may not be familiar with.

    Please check this Video

  • How to setup Auralia & Musition on your Blackboard site?

    Please see this guide or check this guide

Frequently Asked Questions

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